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 …

€240,000 allocated for group water scheme enhancements

In Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Funding of €240,000 has been allocated to County Roscommon for the enhancement of group water schemes, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “This is the initial block grant allocation under Measure 2 enhancement of existing group water schemes of the Rural Water Programme 2018, which has been allocated by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government,” explained Minister Naughten. …

€260,000 allocated for group water scheme enhancements

In East Galway by Denis Naughten

Funding of €240,000 has been allocated to County Galway for the enhancement of group water schemes, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “This is the initial block grant allocation under Measure 2 enhancement of existing group water schemes of the Rural Water Programme 2018, which has been allocated by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government,” explained Minister Naughten. …

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 …

Tagging of sex offenders among new laws planned – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that a law to reform the monitoring of high risk sex offenders post release from prison, including the possibility of tagging offenders, has made a further step forward with Government approval to prioritise this legislation for 2018. Denis Naughten had received guarantees from the previous Minister for Justice that issues he had raised regarding electronic …

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Naughten confirms angling fund is now open for applications to boost angling tourism in the Lakelands

In Featured, Tourism by Denis Naughten

(Image shows Minister Naughten at Lough Acalla, Kilconnell, which underwent significant investment – removal of old wooden angling catwalks and insertion of new concrete catwalk and floating galvanised angling catwalk and access pathway) Local Minister Denis Naughten is urging angling groups and associations across Roscommon-Galway to apply for funding that will help boost angling visitors to the region and encourage …

A&E Overcrowding, a different perspective

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

It’s time to take a new approach to fixing the overcrowding problem in our emergency departments. Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Is this what we are doing within our health service? The more beds we provide in our hospitals, the more that will be filled. I …

Boil Water Notices at long last lifted from County Roscommon-Naughten

In Featured by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that the final significant boil water notice in County Roscommon has now been lifted. Irish water has informed me that it has now been informed by the HSE that it can lift the boil water notice from the Ballinlough/Loughglynn Public Water Supply Scheme in County Roscommon affecting 3427 people. “The saga of boil water notices …

Contract for Ballinasloe Garda Station in 2018

In East Galway, Featured, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Office of Public Works expects to be in a position to go to tender for Ballinasloe Garda Station early in 2018. It is expected that the tender evaluation of the project will be completed next month with a view to placing the project for contract soon after. “Ballinasloe Garda Station is presently not …