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 ‘Boxer’ Moran, is …

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 …

Naughten confirms construction of superfast broadband to homes in Monksland, Bealnamullia & Summerhill

In Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Siro is about to commence the construction of superfast high speed broadband to homes in the housing estates in Monksland, Bealnamullia, Summerhill and Baylough in Athlone. The roll-out of up to 1000mbps pure fibre high speed broadband by Siro, the joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, will take approximately five months to complete. This …

New energy company enters Irish market is good news for consumers – Minister Denis Naughten

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The entry of global energy company Just Energy into the Irish energy market has been welcomed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten who says ‘it is good news for consumers and a good time to switch.’ “Just Energy is an international energy company and its entry onto the Irish energy market is good news for consumers.  …

Over €750,000 approved for Roscommon-East Galway under Town & Village renewal scheme

In East Galway, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that nine projects in Roscommon & East Galway have been awarded funding totalling over €750,000 under the Government’s Town & Village Renewal Scheme. This includes projects in Elphin, Castlerea, Boyle, Monksland, Portrun, Ballyleague, Ballyfarnon, Ballygar & Ballinasloe. The scheme is specifically targeted at improving facilities and enhancing the quality of life in rural towns …

Roscommon & Galway now connected to two international airports by motorway – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the opening of the new motorway from Tuam to Gort, which ensures that Roscommon & Galway are now directly connected to two international airports by motorway. “With the enhancement of services at Knock Airport and the roll out of 1000mbps high speed broadband to many local towns and villages over the coming months makes …

Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Infrastructure, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.  “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the …

Naughten announces over €2 million funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has provided more than €2 million for energy efficiency upgrades in the coming months to homes, businesses and community buildings locally that will improve quality of life. Local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more comfortable and healthier. …