€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 signs agreement with Eir that will deliver high speed broadband to 300,000 rural premises within 90 weeks

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

4 April 2017 Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has paved the way to ensure that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland can access high speed broadband within 90 weeks. These premises were previously part of the State Intervention Area but will now be provided by Eir. The Minister has also updated the map to add …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new €5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten has today announced a new multi-annual scheme to provide financial support to people who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating on the Building Energy Rating (BER) scale. The allocation of €5 million to the scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes and low …

Roam like at Home is one step closer – Minister Denis Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that an end to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges in the EU is one step closer following a deal between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on the EU Wholesale Roaming Regulation. The agreement, which determines the maximum price at which EU mobile operators may buy and sell Voice, SMS and …

Relocation scheme for flooded homes welcome – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. “This scheme is something I have been working on since the flooding last winter which had such a devastating effect on a number of homes,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am delighted that €2m has now been secured …

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 …

Minister Naughten to participate in live Q&A on delivering high speed broadband

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

In a social media first, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to participate in a live broadcast on Facebook addressing questions from the public on the delivery of high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland. The Q&A will be broadcast live on Denis Naughten’s Facebook page from Facebook HQ in Dublin on Tuesday 13th September from 7pm “As I have …

€3.2m water funding for counties Roscommon & Galway – Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Including €600k to improve safety of local water supplies   Roscommon County Council is to receive over €600,000 under the Rural Water Programme while Galway is to receive €2.6m local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding is being provided to the Councils under the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government’s Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme 2016-2018,” explained Minister …

Celtic Interconnector Project

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Naughten accompanied President Francois Hollande and An Taoiseach recently as they oversaw the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between EirGrid and RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité, French Transmission Operator, an to move to the next phase of development of the Celtic Interconnector Project.   Commenting on the agreement, the Minister said “The Celtic Interconnector Project has the potential …

“National Broadband Plan will be the most significant investment in rural Ireland since rural electrification” – Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Speaking at an event in Grange National School, Co Roscommon, today, the Minister for Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Denis Naughten T.D., today emphasised the Government’s strong commitment to revitalising rural Ireland through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan and other measures in the Programme for a Partnership Government. Minister Naughten said “The National Broadband Plan is a …