Naughten supports retention of South Westmeath Hospice service

In Health, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has endorsed the local campaign to retain the operation of the existing hospice service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, pending the establishment of a new service at Clonbrusk. Writing to the Health Minister, Denis Naughten pointed out: “The local community raised €1.9m to build the South Westmeath Hospice on the St Vincent’s Campus and there must …

Local health projects remain on track but funding must be forthcoming to bring them to completion – Naughten

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

    A number of local health projects in Roscommon Town and Ballinasloe are included in the HSE Capital Plan to 2022 but the Government must ensure funding is put in place to complete the projects, local TD Denis Naughten has stated.   “The 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, the Rehab Unit at Roscommon Hospital and the major …

Athlone jobs boost confirms midlands becoming Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Huawei that its Athlone operation is to form part of plans to invest €70 million in research and development in the Republic of Ireland over the next three years. Huawei  currently employs about 250 people across its sites in Dublin, Cork and Athlone, and this new investment, which will see a …

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€240,000 for local school & play area projects – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Funding will save lives on our roads   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €240,270 for 9 school safety and play area projects across County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme 2019.   “This funding, provided by Minister Michael Ring will provide greatly improved playing facilities for children in Castlerea Demesne and Clooneyquinn National School”.   “It will …

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 …

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 …

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. …