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 …

Naughten welcomes delivery of industrial broadband to local schools

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the completion this week, of the roll out of industrial strength broadband to every secondary school in the West of Ireland. “As of today, the programme to roll out 100Mbps broadband to schools in the West, Midlands & Border Counties has been completed which will directly benefit every local secondary school pupil” claims Denis Naughten TD. …

Bus Éireann concessions falls short of local requirements – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

While welcoming the concession by Bus Éireann to provide a short term once a day service to Rooskey, Dromod and Carracastle, it falls well short of the basic requirements of the local communities and ignores the town of Elphin completely, said Denis Naughten TD. Following the pressure by the local communities affected by the changes to Bus Éireann routes 22 …

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 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 …