Naughten confirms €6million cleanup of Shannon blockages

In Environment, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Meelick Weir to be removed   Local Minister Denis Naughten has today confirmed that Government funding of €6million will be invested to remove 18 pinch points on the River Shannon.   Minister Naughten is also pleased to confirm that the Meelick Weir just north of Lough Derg will be removed.    “This investment, which is being spearheaded by Minister Kevin …

Ballaghaderreen fast charger to be upgraded before end of year – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen will be replaced before the end of the year. It was recently brought to the attention of Minister Naughten that the fast charger in Ballaghaderreen, one of the first fast chargers in the country, was out of service. The charger was installed by ESB eCars but …

Minister Denis Naughten confirms €37,800 allocation for Taughmaconnell flood works

In Environment, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €37,800  for flood relief works in Taughmaconnell. Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation in Taughmaconnell  will see works carried out to continue drainage works on the Kileglan River from Onagh to Racepark.  These works are practical steps to …

Good for Climate, fair for Ireland – EU Council agreement

In Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

The agreement reached which was reached today in Luxembourg between European Environment Ministers is a fair deal for Ireland, and a good deal for climate. I believe that the overall agreement reached means that a 40% committed reduction will be a reduction across the EU, in real terms. But importantly, the agreement also takes into account the practical ability for …

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Be a climate hero!

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Naughten urges Roscommon-Galway applicants for New Climate Ambassador programme  “Ideal opportunity to provide leadership in local schools, colleges and communities” Statement by Minister for Climate Action, Denis Naughten TD September 18, 2017 “I am very pleased to launch the Climate Ambassador Programme which is funded by my Department.  Applications are now open for this brand new Programme being offered to …

Minister Denis Naughten announces almost €20,000 for small environmental projects in Roscommon

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Under this Scheme Minister Denis Naughten approved an allocation of almost €20,000 for small scale environmental projects at local level across Roscommon.  A total nationwide funding of €460,000 to this year’s scheme was allocated by Minister Naughten, which is an increase of 15% on funding …

Naughten allocates €19,000 to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Roscommon

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced an allocation of €19,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Roscommon.  This is an increase of €4,000 on last year’s allocation for the county. Nationwide Minister Naughten is making available a total of €884,000 to 31 Local Authorities under the 2017 Anti-Litter and Anti-Graffiti Awareness Grant …

€90,000 for Ballymurray flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray, Roscommon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind. “These works are practical steps to help solve the …

Naughten welcomes new law to de-designate Suck Callows

In Environment, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Work ongoing to provide alternative home heating options Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the introduction of a new law which will remove the Natural Heritage Area designation on the Suck Callows. “The fact that the Callows were designated could have delayed the removal of blockages in the river which contributed to recent flooding so this is a very welcome …

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce Ballinasloe flood threat

In East Galway, Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Last Saturday Minister Sean Canney announced that he has allocated €40,000 to start the consent process required to widen the channel of the River Suck at the East Bridge in Ballinasloe. “At a recent meeting with the local flood committee Minister Canney & I were informed that the widening at the East Bridge was the single most important project to …