Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local TD Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.   Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from the funding scheme announced this morning by Minister …

Minister admits grading machines can be more accurate – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Yet getting it wrong on over 4 out of 10 cattle is ok?   The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD has written to Denis Naughten pointing out that the figures on the accuracy of beef grading machines at Departmental inspections can be as high as 94.8% for fat cover, a full 10% higher than first disclosed. Denis Naughten has …

New law will ensure cooperation on development of Athlone as a city

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Government has confirmed a commitment secured by local TD Denis Naughten that a new law will be introduced to ensure cooperation across the River Shannon on the development of Athlone as the key economic driver of the Heartlands Region, incorporating counties Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath and East Galway. “The objective of this new law is to ensure that a …

Local business promote Hidden Heartlands at International Tourism event – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local tourism businesses were this week promoting County Roscommon and ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’  to influential international buyers and tour operators at Fáilte Ireland’s Meitheal, Ireland’s largest annual travel trade show.   The local tourism businesses including  Athlone Castle, Clonalis House, Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Arigna Mining Experience, Hodson Bay Group, Kilronan Castle, Strokestown Park House, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, …

Naughten confirms €276k allocation for Roscommon-Galway communities

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that communities across Roscommon-Galway are set to benefit from a new Government fund specifically targeting facilities in local communities. Under the Government’s new Community Enhancement Programme, Roscommon and Galway communities have been allocated €276,702. The Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide a total of €4.5 …

Naughten tells Dáil grading machines getting it wrong on over 4 out of 10 cattle

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the replacement of outdated beef grading machines after he told Dáil Éireann that “on 38 occasions the grading machines were getting the grades wrong for more than four out of every ten animals that were being graded”. He pointed out that the legal tolerance limit set for beef grading machines currently in use in …

Up to €500,000 available to bring tourists to towns in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Fáilte Ireland that it will invest €500,000 per county to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of towns across the country.  Through the scheme every County Council can submit a bid for funding of between €250,000 and €500,000 to develop up to two towns in their county which have the potential …

Naughten urges submissions to Dáil review of Beef sector

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is encouraging farmers and farm representatives to respond to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine invitation for written submissions on the future of the beef sector.   “The objective of the Committee’s consideration of this topic is to identify the policy adjustments which are required to ensure that the beef sector continues to …