New border threats highlight strategic need for Custume Barracks

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has called in the Minister for Justice and Defence, Alan Shatter TD, to reverse his decision to downgrade Custume Barracks due to its strategic importance in securing the border which is facing security threats due to increased dissident republican activity and trafficking of women and children.   Speaking in the Dáil yesterday Denis Naughten pointed out …

NPWS must clean up act on Shannon flooding or face court–Naughten

In Agriculture, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Dáil report seeks practical action on Shannon flooding A Dáil Committee has today called on the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) to facilitate the immediate cleaning of silt from the River Shannon or face possible action from the European Commission. The Dáil Environment Committee called for action from the NPWS pointing out that the state agency and ultimately the …

Government to consider Wetlands Park to alleviate Shannon flooding: Naughten

In Infrastructure, South Leitrim, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that the Government will consider a proposal to establish a national wetlands park in the North Midlands, which would also alleviate the scale of flooding from the River Shannon. Minister Jimmy Deenihan has agreed to have the proposal evaluated as a result of representations from Denis Naughten. “We are all aware of the …

Local business could save €11m with gas extension

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a report by the Western Development Commission on the extension of the natural gas infrastructure, which would save businesses in Leitrim and Roscommon close to €11m/year. On top of this local households could connect to the gas network and see their annual energy bill reduced by €485. The Western Development Commission (WDC) report makes …

Contract signed for Creagh Sewerage scheme after years of waiting

In Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of contracts by Roscommon County Council for the final phase of the Creagh Sewerage Scheme on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. The announcement was also welcomed by local Councillor Ollie Moore who stated that the contract has been awarded to the company EPS and that Roscommon County Council will be meeting with the …

Investment in Four Roads/Mount Talbot Water Supply Scheme welcomed

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the planned investment by Roscommon County Council to upgrade the Four Roads/Mount Talbot Water Supply Scheme, to address ongoing problems with contamination. Commenting on the plans, Cllr. Dominic Connolly said “In the coming days, Roscommon County Council will sign a contract to improve the water supply from the Cloonlaughnan Spring, by installing ultraviolet and …