Minister assures Dail that Athlone bomb unit secure – Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been assured by the Minister for Defence that there is no threat to the bomb disposal unit based at Custume Barracks, Athlone. Raising the issue in the Dail, Denis Naughten pointed out that there was a question hanging over the sustainability of the unit, due to the dramatic fall off in the number of trained …

New neonatal transport service welcomed – Naughten

In Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the commencement yesterday (Monday) of the long awaited, 24-hour, national neonatal transport service which transfers premature babies requiring urgent specialist medical care to the major Dublin hospitals. It is expected that this service will ensure that about 100 extra premature babies will now be able to access timely, specialist treatment in the Rotunda, Coombe and …

Register now for new sports grant – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has urged local clubs and sporting organisations to register their interest in participating in next year’s sports capital programme. “While the Government is still assessing the criteria for the new round of funding it is likely that the grant scheme will focus on increasing participation in sport and on the utilisation of facilities by a number of …

Naughten seeks €10.7m gas windfall for local towns

In Infrastructure, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Homeowners could save €485 every year on energy costs   Local TD Denis Naughten has called for part of the cash generated from the sale of Bord Gais to be ring-fenced to extend the gas network to towns such as Ballaghaderreen and Carrick-on-Shannon. This would reduce the energy cost to local businesses by €9.5m each year he has claimed. Speaking …

Naughten welcomes commencement of operation of Creagh Sewerage Scheme

In East Galway, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the commencement of operation Creagh Sewerage Scheme on the outskirts of Ballinasloe from Monday next. Denis Naughten welcomed this final step on a long journey. He pointed out that the people of Creagh in South Roscommon were told in 2004, in advance of the local elections, that the new sewerage scheme had been approved, …

350k for local sports groups welcome, but disappointing that worthy projects left out – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €348,000 to 10 local sporting organisations but stated that many other sports applications are left without funding, due to a failure to maximise the use of the grant scheme. “48 Roscommon clubs submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport and recreation facilities …

PRA’s refusal to move to custom built headquarters “infuriating”- Naughten.

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Rather than transferring to the Property Registration Authority’s €11.5 million Roscommon HQ, the 84 PRA staff currently located in the Setanta Centre in Dublin look set to continue in rented office space once their lease expires next year; a decision which could cost the taxpayer just under 1 million euro in future rent. Local TD Denis Naughten has deemed …