Politics rather than solving plastic problems were a bigger priority for Environment Committee

In Blog, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

I was disappointed this week that some members of the Environment Committee decided to put politics and the next general election before a genuine attempt to deal with the problem of plastics in our environment. I have been working with the members of the Committee to try to progress the Waste Reduction Bill to the next stage of the legislative …

€15 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

In Environment by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that €15 million in Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.    Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from funding announced this morning …

Naughten and Kyne allocate €62,000 to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti across Galway

In Environment by Denis Naughten

Ministers Naughten and Kyne have today announced an allocation of €62,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Galway City and County. “Within the resources we have as Ministers at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment we are proud to support community and voluntary groups and schools across Galway with funding that will have tangible impact in …

Illegal Dumpers Beware – Minister Naughten Empowers Action Against Illegal Dumping

In Environment by Denis Naughten

NAUGHTEN ANNOUNCES PROJECTS IN ROSCOMMON-GALWAY TO BE FUNDED THIS YEAR Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD has announced the clean-up projects at 16 locations across Roscommon and 13 across Galway that have been approved for more than €210,000 funding under his Department’s 2018 Anti-Dumping Initiative (ADI). “Under my Department’s initiative, people across the country and …

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

In Environment by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has today announced an allocation of €19,000 to tackle graffiti, dog fouling and litter in Roscommon. “I am proud to say that Roscommon is continuing to be a national leader when it comes to tackling litter, which is proven by our county’s place in the recent Irish Business Against Litter national survey rankings. This great achievement …

Local Minister Denis Naughten invites communities to a home energy upgrade information session this Friday April 27th

In Energy, Environment by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging as many people as possible from local communities to attend an information meeting this coming Friday April 27th on his Department’s deep retrofit grant scheme for energy efficiency home improvements. “This will be the first of two upcoming information evenings, hosted by Irish Rural Link, and it will take place this Friday April 27th …

NAUGHTEN INCREASES FUNDS TO FIGHT THE SCOURGE OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

In Environment by Denis Naughten

Roscommon community groups urged to apply Describing illegal dumping as ‘economic and environmental treason’ Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD is allocating €2 million this year for a targeted crackdown on illegal dumping black spots across the country. Since being appointed as Minister for Environment Denis Naughten has led the charge against illegal dumping and …

Ballaghaderreen fast charger replaced – Minister Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen has now been replaced. 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 the as manufacturer had since …

Naughten kick-starts Biomass and Biogas Sectors with introduction of Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I have introduced a national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat after securing Government approval. The Scheme is designed to financially support the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy for large heat demand non-domestic users.  This covers commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic businesses and sectors (in the non-emissions trading sector). “The Support Scheme …

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

In Energy, Environment, Infrastructure 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 …