Roscommon groups urged to apply for energy funding – Naughten

In Featured, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has today announced that he has secured at least €30m in grant funding for community energy projects in 2017 and is urging communities across Roscommon to apply.   The Better Energy Communities Scheme, administered through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, encourages community and locally based organisations to apply for funding to upgrade the energy efficiency of buildings in their community. Homes, …

Minister Naughten welcomes €2m investment in Custume Barracks

In Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a major €2m development project for Custume Barracks in Athlone is currently being progressed. Minister Naughten secured a commitment on investment in Custume Barracks during the formation of the Government and recently raised the issue once again with the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD. “I have been …

Funding for school safety will save lives – Naughten

In Education by Denis Naughten

The allocation of Government funding to improve road safety within the vicinity of schools in counties Roscommon and Galway will reduce speed and save lives, claims local Minister Denis Naughten. “Over €1/2m has been allocated in Clar funding to Galway and Roscommon County Councils to slow down traffic close to schools around the constituency,” says Denis Naughten. “Ireland has one …

Naughten welcomes grants for primary schools

In Education by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the news that primary schools throughout the area are to benefit from the Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year, which has been announced today. “This grant means that each school can benefit from €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil to carry out minor works,” …

Naughten welcomes Lottery grant allocations

In Health by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of National Lottery grants by the Department of Health, including over €190,000 for groups in Roscommon and Galway. The funding includes €63,982 for the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Cuisle Holiday Centre in Donamon for the purchase of ceiling tracking hoists as well as over €5,000 for Glinsk Defibrillator Group to purchase four defibrillators. …

Minister Naughten expresses sadness at passing of Joan Burke

In News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has expressed his sadness at the passing of former TD Joan Burke. “Joan was an inspiration to women in politics having been elected in 1964 and then successfully re-elected at every election until her retirement in 1981. I was saddened to learn of her passing,” stated Minister Naughten. “I will always remember Joan kindly agreeing to launch …

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 …

US pre-clearance for freight would benefit region – Minister Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has suggested that pre-clearance facilities, similar to those enjoyed by air travel passengers, should be offered for freight and cargo companies shipping to the Unites States of America and believes the Port of Foynes could benefit from the idea which would significantly benefit the entire region. Minister Naughten recently met with the US Ambassador to Ireland, …

Relocation scheme for flooded homes welcome – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. “This scheme is something I have been working on since the flooding last winter which had such a devastating effect on a number of homes,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am delighted that €2m has now been secured …