Minister Naughten announces €55k for environmental projects in Roscommon-Galway

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is announcing the projects across Roscommon-Galway that have been successful under the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Roscommon has 23 projects, receiving total funding of €19,550, and Galway county has 30 projects, with funding of €36,110, confirmed Minister Naughten. …

Naughten confirms €27,500 to support work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway

In Families, Health, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed over €27,500 in funding to support the work of Men’s Sheds across Roscommon-Galway. The Men’s Sheds movement in Ireland is growing since the first Men’s Shed was established almost seven years ago.  There are now more than 10,000 members and at least four communities a week are calling for new Sheds in their areas. “Across …

Nursing home changes will support family businesses and farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed Cabinet approval this week of changes to the Nursing Home Support Scheme which he says “will remove a huge financial burden from family farms and small, family-run businesses”. “The decision by Minister Jim Daly to reform the Fair Deal nursing home scheme and not to discriminate against family businesses and farm families is a …

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‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ report shows consensus on site’s future – Minister Naughten

In East Galway, News by Denis Naughten

The report on potential uses for the future of the St. Brigid’s campus in Ballinasloe highlights “a very clear consensus around the vision for St. Brigid’s and the next step”, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The report follows Minister Naughten’s discussion-based workshop as part of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and highlights that those who attended – State agencies as …

Minister Naughten to address UN on Ireland’s progress on Sustainable Development Goals

In News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten will address the United Nations today where he will present Ireland’s progress report on the implementation of the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals. Heads of State and Ministers from 193 countries are attending the high-level meeting in New York which is reviewing the implementation on a global scale of the …

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Government funding for defibrillators and first responders that will save lives – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that over €42,000 has been allocated by Government for vital life-saving equipment for first responders and voluntary groups in County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme. “Roscommon Civil Defence, which is one of the most active units in the country, has received €25,778 to support volunteer members in their work as they continue to provide …

Major jobs boost as Athlone fast becoming the Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Neueda Technologies that it is to create 200 software development jobs in Athlone. Neueda Technologies, an IT training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone where it will employ 200 staff over the next four years. “The announcement today by software firm Neueda …

Post Offices lead the way with expanded banking and foreign exchange services – Minister Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Foreign exchange is just one service that local post offices are leading the way on, according to Minister for Communications Denis Naughten. “Many people looking for foreign exchange, particularly at this time of year, traditionally associate it with banks but this is quickly changing as local post offices are expanding their foreign exchange and banking services across the country,” said …

Naughten launches ‘Call for Applications’ under new €500 million Climate Action Fund

In Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, is today launching the first ‘Call for Applications’ under the Government’s new €500million Climate Action Fund. The Climate Action Fund will support initiatives from the public and private sector that will help Ireland reach its climate and energy targets.  The deadline for applications is October 1st 2018. The €500million fund is …

Naughten urges both sides in Council dispute to meet on foot of Oversight Body intervention

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has urged both sides in the Roscommon County Council dispute to “sit down and resolve the issues on foot of the intervention by the National Oversight Body earlier this evening”. “This dispute is having a direct impact on important services provided by the County Council to the people of County Roscommon so a resolution needs to …