Naughten welcomes €100,000 funding for Castlerea Food Hub

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

An Chistin – the Food Hub in Castlerea – has been allocated €100,000 in REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) funding, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed today (Monday). The project will include a fully equipped which will allow individuals to train, develop and manufacture food products without incurring significant start-up costs. It will also serve as a training facility for chefs for …

Naughten encourages applications to Roscommon LEADER

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is calling on promoters of local projects which can develop tourism, support existing employment or create new jobs to make an application to the local Roscommon LEADER fund. The fund, which is worth €8.8m between now and 2020, will support a range of projects covering areas such as economic development, enterprise development and job creation including rural …

Budget 2017 delivers on local jobs – Minister Naughten

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Budget 2017 fairly distributes the limited resources that are available and will ensure that both existing and new jobs are supported, according to local Minister Denis Naughten. Outlining the importance of the role of broadband in supporting these jobs, Minister Naughten said: “As part of the National Broadband Plan homes in rural areas will have access to 1,000 megabytes per …

Vistamed recruitment further boost local economy

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

The public announcement by local company Vistamed that it is to create a further 200 jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon is a huge boost not just for the local economy but the region as a whole, Minister Denis Naughten has stated. “The very significant announcement not just of manufacturing related jobs but of research and development jobs builds on other recent announcements …

Naughten encourages applications for Defence Forces posts

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is encouraging all those who are interested in a career in the Defence Forces to apply on line as soon as possible. The Defence Forces plan to recruit just over 600 general service personnel to the Permanent Defence Force in 2016 and a further 850 personnel in 2017. “For many young people this can be a …

Naughten seeks changes to PRSI rules for self-employed

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

The rules governing PRSI contributions by the self-employed, which currently prevent access to State support, are causing financial hardship for some families and need to be reviewed, Independent candidate Denis Naughten has stated. “There are many self-employed people who find themselves without work and who are not covered by PRSI as a result of the rules governing contributions by the …

Bord na Mona can sustain jobs and prevent flooding – Naughten

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Woodchip must be grown locally not imported from Africa Bord na Mona must not only become a key economic driver for job creation in the midlands, but it also has the capacity to help alleviate the flooding problems within the Shannon catchment, claims Roscommon Galway Independent candidate, Denis Naughten. “At the moment many people are concerned with regard to the …

Next Government must support local job creation – Naughten

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten, Independent candidate for the Roscommon Galway Constituency, has called for a change in attitude to local businesses that have the potential to drive job creation in both counties Galway and Roscommon. “The fact is that small businesses are not small employers and just a little help could do a lot to address the unemployment problem here in Roscommon …

Naughten calls east coast jobs to be brought to Carrick following AvantCard announcement

In Jobs, South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the IDA and the Jobs Minister to bring east coast job expansion plans to Carrick-on-Shannon following the announcement of 35 job losses at AvantCard. “Over the last couple of months we have businesses based on the east coast complaining that they cannot access affordable office accommodation or housing accommodation for staff,” explained Denis Naughten. …