Fair Deal changes for family businesses & farm families – a progressive step

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Featured by Denis Naughten

The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal Nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families has been described as “a progressive step” by Minister Denis Naughten. “This will save jobs in small businesses and maintain the viability of commercial farms while also ensuring the best possible care for those in nursing …

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County Roscommon a hive of activity with potential investors – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Featured by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister Denis Naughten, who hosted Mayor Scott Avedisian from Warwick, Rhode Island at Government Buildings recently. Mayor Scott was accompanied by a delegation from Rhode Island who visitied the West of Ireland to explore investment opportunities. Interest in investing in County Roscommon has never been higher with Minister Denis Naughten confirming that five separate investment visits …

US pre-clearance for freight would benefit region – Minister Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has suggested that pre-clearance facilities, similar to those enjoyed by air travel passengers, should be offered for freight and cargo companies shipping to the Unites States of America and believes the Port of Foynes could benefit from the idea which would significantly benefit the entire region. Minister Naughten recently met with the US Ambassador to Ireland, …

Minister Naughten urges small businesses to consider Trading Online Voucher Scheme

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local businesses are being urged to avail of a scheme aimed at helping them to trade online by Minister Denis Naughten. “Irish consumers spend €850,000 an hour online, 24 hours a day, every day yet while many small businesses have a web presence, less than one in four is actually trading online,” stated Minister Naughten. “With nearly 90% of Irish …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten 50 more jobs to be created in South Roscommon

In Business & Jobs, Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 50 biopharma jobs, plus additional construction jobs, following the announcement by Alexion that it is to expand its Monksland operation. “What is even more positive is the fact that the company is determined to try to recruit staff locally and will even provide the required training in Athlone IT to assist …

Naughten welcomes 100 new medical device jobs for Ballinasloe

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The expansion of an existing medical device facility in Ballinasloe, which will create 100 new jobs, has been described as “a major boost for the future of the town” by local Minister Denis Naughten. “The creation of 100 jobs in Ballinasloe is the equivalent of 1000 jobs for Galway City, but what is far more significant is the fact that …

Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

In Business & Jobs, Featured, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …

Better broadband on the moon – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Featured by Denis Naughten

Rural jobs threatened by lack of broadband The lack of good broadband access has been to the fore on during the election campaign to date, states Independent candidate Denis Naughten. “Over the campaign so far I’ve been inundated with complaints from rural businesses, start-ups and families who still cannot get decent speed broadband,” explained Denis Naughten. “The lack of decent …