ESB must provide clarity to workers on Lanesboro licence conditions – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on the ESB to provide clarity on an expected restart date for operations at Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, following the proposed determination on its licence by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “When local TD’s met with the ESB a number of weeks ago, the company stated that it could not provide clarity on when …

Naughten seeks reassurances regarding Garda HQ

In Business & Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought reassurance from Minister Charlie Flanagan that Roscommon Town will retain its status as a Garda Divisional Headquarters in any re-organisation of Garda Divisions. “Recent reports on a draft proposal for the Garda re-organisation of the force is suggesting that the Roscommon/Longford Division would be merged with Mayo under the changes which are due to …

Beef farmers & shoppers being fleeced by secret margins – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Price transparency must be first item on emergency beef summit agenda “The huge frustration being expressed by beef farmers right across the country is a direct result of the failure of the meat industry to provide any transparency on their margin or the price they can secure for beef on export market,” says Denis Naughten TD. Speaking at Castlerea Agricultural …

Submission to Minister Bruton on job retention & job creation in the Midlands & West

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Attached is a copy of the submission which I presented to Minister Richard Bruton TD last week outlining proposals which I believe could assist in facilitating the ‘Just Transition’ from peat production to long term sustainable jobs across the Midlands. This is very much a working document and I believe that this document should be the starting point for a …

Creed must convene emergency beef summit – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

As measure of goodwill Government must fast-track ban on unfair trade “Minister Michael Creed must convene an emergency summit of all the key players in the beef sector in light of growing tensions between farmers, processors and those regulating the beef sector,” says Denis Naughten. “From my discussions with many farmers this week, it is clear that they do not …

Decision to reject West Offaly project is a devastating blow to whole region – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach must convene emergency Cabinet Sub Committee meeting today   Local TD, Denis Naughten has described the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for the West Offaly Power Station to burn biomass as a “devastating blow to whole region, which completely undermines plans for a ‘Just Transition’ away from peat production to sustainable long term local jobs”. …

Key questions on Lanesboro Power Station must be answered

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

  This evening in Dáil Éireann I asked Richard Bruton to provide answers to key questions regarding the layoff of Bord na Mona staff as a result of the shutdown of Lanesboro Power Station Between direct and indirect jobs we are looking at close to 1000 people being impacted upon by this decision   For the full Dáil debate see: …

Bord na Mona lay offs to be raised in Dail – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought time from the Ceann Comhairle today to have the issue of 150 temporary lay offs by Bord na Mona at Mount Dillon debated with the Energy Minister, Richard Bruton. The lay offs are as a result of the shut down of the ESB power plant in Lanesboro last week, due to environmental licensing issues. …

One million cattle on their way from Brazil – what will that do for our climate? Asks Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

“If the Mercosur deal is ratified it will see the equivalent of 1million cattle a year being transported up to 11,000km from South America” Denis Naughten told Dáil Éireann this afternoon.   The Roscommon Galway TD who will vote against the Mercosur deal tomorrow said that “Irish farmers get just €3.10 for every €10 paid for beef in our supermarkets …