Illegal Dumping

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

The issue of illegal dumping has been raised with me during the election campaign.  As far as I am concerned illegal dumping across our countryside, roads and rivers is both environmental and economic treason and must be treated as such. During my term as  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment I introduced the anti dumping initiative and to date …

Clamping cars in hospital carparks is immoral – Naughten

In Health, News by Denis Naughten

Pay & display parking must be banned at hospitals   The pay & display car parking and clamping policy at hospitals like James Connolly in Blanchardstown & Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, must be urgently reviewed as patients are being forced to rush out of A&E in fear of being clamped, says Denis Naughten. “While I believe that patients, carers and next …

€500,000 for redevelopment of Rosalie Unit – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Jim Daly that the HSE intends to spend €500,000 on the redevelopment of the Rosalie Unit to cater for new mental health services. “While any investment in mental health services is very welcome, I again reiterated to Minister Daly my disgust with the way the former residents of the Rosalie Unit …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

Local jobs will be key election issue in rural constituencies – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“The key election issue in many of the constituencies outside our cities will be the need for people to be able to work locally rather than having to commute to our congested cities for work,” says Denis Naughten TD. “This was clearly highlighted in last week’s Enterprise Ireland 2019 report which showed that across exporting Irish companies in Roscommon, East …

€7m to address Shannon bottlenecks – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

investment to improve flow of Shanon River will help address scale of local flooding Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Boxer Moran that an additional €7m has been allocated by Government to address a number of serious pinch points on the River Shannon. This will have a direct impact on the flow of the River and the …

Naughten confirms poster free election campaign

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Former Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that he will contest the general election without the use of posters.   “During my time as Minister for the Environment I led a number of initiatives to eliminate single use plastics, and I have decided that during the general election campaign of 2020 I will not use posters as …

€1.3m for new Lanesboro/Ballyleague food hub – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister Heather Humphreys that €1.3m has been allocated for the establishment of the new Premier Lakeland’s food hub in Lanesboro/Ballyleague which has the potential to create 90 jobs over a 5 year period.    “This food hub is a joint venture between the local community, Longford County Council and Bord na Mona …

2019 a bad year for local job creation; more must be done to help local business – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Enterprise Ireland companies lost 5 jobs every week in 2019 across our region   The end of year report by Enterprise Ireland shows that across exporting Irish companies in Roscommon, East Galway, Longford, Westmeath and Offaly approximately 5 jobs were lost every week, Denis Naughten TD has highlighted. “With the same counties now facing further job losses as a result …