Public consultation on N61 rescheduled – Naughten

In Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation of the rescheduled date for the public consultation process which is to take place in relation to the N61 between Ballymurray and Knockcroghery. The original date was postponed due to recent snow and will now take place on Tuesday 20th March. “This forms part of the Planning & Design of the N61 Ballymurray to …

Naughten confirms over €1.3 million to improve non-public rural roads across Roscommon-Galway

In Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that an allocation of €1.3million for small, but vitally important private/non-public roads across Roscommon-Galway, has been allocated by the Government under the Local Improvement Scheme. “€370,920 will be spent on non-public roads in Roscommon while Galway roads will be allocated €942,000. This combined allocation of over €1.3 million will significantly impact on road conditions …

NAUGHTEN INCREASES FUNDS TO FIGHT THE SCOURGE OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

In Environment by Denis Naughten

Roscommon community groups urged to apply Describing illegal dumping as ‘economic and environmental treason’ Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD is allocating €2 million this year for a targeted crackdown on illegal dumping black spots across the country. Since being appointed as Minister for Environment Denis Naughten has led the charge against illegal dumping and …

Naughten confirms funding for Loughglynn NS

In Education, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the approval of an emergency works grant for Scoil Mhuire Lourdes, Loughglynn for mechanical works at the school. “The allocation of this funding is a positive development for the school and this approval is down to the work of the Board of Management, staff & parents” “The Department of Education will be providing formal confirmation …

92,000 Roscommon & Galway premises now have high speed broadband – Naughten

In Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

A total of 15,000 premises in Roscommon and 77,000 premises in Galway now have access to a high speed broadband service, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. Providing a breakdown of these figures Minister Naughten outlined that of these, around 2,300 premises in Roscommon and 10,800 premises in Galway can access a broadband service of up to 1000Mbps as part …

Local childcare can apply to €6.8 million fund Extra places, play areas and maintenance grants available Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD

In Education, Families, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local childcare centres across Roscommon-Galway can now apply for Government funding for extra spaces, new play areas and to carry out maintenance work, according to Local Minister Denis Naughten TD. Applications for the capital grants open today (12th February 2018) for childcare and school age services. I am pleased to confirm that €6.8 million is being made available by the …

Minister Bruton Starts Internet Safety Week by Investing €30m in ICT Equipment for Schools

In Education, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Schools will receive grant of up to €33,000 to purchase key enabling technology Funding for tablets, cloud technology, projectors The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., announced today, the start of Internet Safety Week, that he is investing €30m in ICT infrastructure for primary and post-primary schools. Thousands of primary and post primary schools around the country will …

Minister Naughten confirms €13.7m investment in Roscommon roads

In Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed a €13.7m investment programme for 2018 for regional and local roads in County Roscommon. This includes funding for restoration and improvements works as well as €290,000 for bridge rehabilitation works and €282,000 for safety improvement works, allocated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. “The main priority in allocating this funding to Roscommon …

Naughten welcomes contract for new N61 entrance to Roscommon Town

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of the contract this week for the construction of a new 2.5km stretch of road to create a new entrance on the Boyle road into Roscommon Town. “The project awarded to Wills Brothers will take approximately 12 months to complete and as a result the N61 Coolteige to Roscommon Town will undergo …

National Skills Bulletin 2017

In Jobs by Denis Naughten

1 – Science Occupations Shortage Indicators Although science occupations account for a small share of overall employment (approximately 1% of national employment), these skills play a critical role in the performance and future growth of the high value added and exporting sectors of the economy, such as pharmaceuticals as well as in food processing. Although shortages have been identified in …