Free Alarm Scheme to keep local older people safe

In Featured, Older People by Denis Naughten

Local community groups invited to join Senior Alert Scheme Statement by Minister Denis Naughten Local community groups are being encouraged by Minister Denis Naughten to avail of a Government Scheme which offers free personal alarms to older people. Minister Naughten has confirmed that the Government has allocated an additional €400,000 for the Seniors Alert Scheme following an upsurge in applications. …

Naughten kick-starts Biomass and Biogas Sectors with introduction of Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

In Energy, Environment, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I have introduced a national Support Scheme for Renewable Heat after securing Government approval. The Scheme is designed to financially support the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems with renewable energy for large heat demand non-domestic users.  This covers commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic businesses and sectors (in the non-emissions trading sector). “The Support Scheme …

Minister Naughten confirms approval for N5

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the approval of the N5 project between Scramogue and Ballaghaderreen. Approval has been issued today (Wednesday) to Roscommon County Council to submit the scheme to An Bord Pleanála for planning approval and CPO confirmation. This scheme will replace a 35km section of the N5. “This will be a major economic boost to County Roscommon and …

Naughten confirms €6million cleanup of Shannon blockages

In Featured, Infrastructure, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Meelick Weir to be removed Local Minister Denis Naughten has today confirmed that Government funding of €6million will be invested to remove 18 pinch points on the River Shannon. Minister Naughten is also pleased to confirm that the Meelick Weir just north of Lough Derg will be removed. “This investment, which is being spearheaded by Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is …

Naughten confirms €6million cleanup of Shannon blockages

In Featured, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Meelick Weir to be removed   Local Minister Denis Naughten has today confirmed that Government funding of €6million will be invested to remove 18 pinch points on the River Shannon.   Minister Naughten is also pleased to confirm that the Meelick Weir just north of Lough Derg will be removed.    “This investment, which is being spearheaded by Minister Kevin …

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115 Youth Groups in Roscommon-Galway receive €400,000 for new equipment

In Health, Young People by Denis Naughten

Image shows Minister Denis Naughten with Tom Madden of Moore Foroige Club who are receiving €4,513 Statement by Minister Denis Naughten TD Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that more than 115 community youth groups across Roscommon-Galway have been allocated approximately €400,000 under an equipment fund for volunteer led community youth groups set up by his Independent Cabinet …

Naughten confirms Cabinet approval to extend maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies

In Families, Featured, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Government has this morning (Tuesday) approved an extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies. The Government approved the measures at its weekly Cabinet meeting as part of discussions on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. “This means a mother of a premature baby is entitled to receive an extra …

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Have you a view on childcare costs? The Government wants to hear from you

In Families, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Parents, crèches and those with an interest in childcare services across Roscommon-Galway are being invited to take part in an independent review of childcare costs, according to Minister Denis Naughten TD. The Review of the Costs of Providing Quality Childcare is being conducted by independent experts following a commitment as part of the negotiations on the formation of the Government. …

Ballaghaderreen fast charger to be upgraded before end of year – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the ESB electric car charging point in Ballaghaderreen will be replaced before the end of the year. It was recently brought to the attention of Minister Naughten that the fast charger in Ballaghaderreen, one of the first fast chargers in the country, was out of service. The charger was installed by ESB eCars but …

Minister Denis Naughten confirms €37,800 allocation for Taughmaconnell flood works

In Environment, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €37,800  for flood relief works in Taughmaconnell. Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation in Taughmaconnell  will see works carried out to continue drainage works on the Kileglan River from Onagh to Racepark.  These works are practical steps to …