Questions remain over school transport despite Minister seeking Budget funding – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Norma Foley TD that she is seeking additional funds in next week’s Budget to address the current school transport situation, however, he has highlighted the fact that the Minister “is not guaranteeing that children and their siblings who had a bus service last year will get a service this year”. Denis …

Minister claims more tickets will issue as buses sourced – Naughten

In Education, Environment, Families, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received a Dáil reply from Minister Norma Foley TD indicating that Bus Eireann will issue more tickets to school children “as extra buses and drivers are sourced”. “I have received an unprecedented level of complaints from parents in relation to school transport and, as a result, I sought clarification from the Education Minister on what …

Fáilte Ireland looks to develop cruise hire business on Shannon – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Positive news on the tourism front with Fáilte Ireland planning to revitalise cruise tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD.   “Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and revitalised within Ireland’s …

Huge blow to East Galway as Arrabawn votes to close Kilconnell plant – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“Devastating news has come in overnight that the Board of Arrabawn Co-Op has voted to close its liquid milk plant in Kilconnell with the loss of up to 140 local jobs in rural East Galway,” says Denis Naughten TD.   “This announcement is a huge blow to the staff employed both directly and indirectly, their families, particularly at a time …

Clear pathway urgently needed to achieve 51% reduction in emissions – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

It is imperative we now have a clear roadmap on how we can practically achieve the 51% national emissions reduction target for 2030 across each sector, says Denis Naughten TD. “Across each of the sectors we are now seeking monumental change over the next 89 months, a rate of change that has not been achieved anywhere on our planet. This …

State banking force needed to provide local service – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

AIB’s reversal of the decision to remove cash services from Castlerea and Ballinasloe branches, as well as 68 other locations across the country is welcome, but the fact remains that such banking services are under threat right across our towns unless an alternative approach is taken, says local TD Denis Naughten “It must be noted that the planned withdrawal of …

Naughten to seek progress report on changes to Lough Funshinagh laws

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will this week question the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD in the Dáil on the steps which are being taken to review the laws which impact on the flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh.   “Last month Minister Patrick O’Donovan told me that he has passed on the correspondence from Roscommon County Council to Minister …

Taoiseach to be asked to intervene on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will ask the Taoiseach in the Dáil this Wednesday to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon.   Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country have tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate …

IDA should secure HSE lands in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the IDA acquire additional land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe.    Speaking in the Dáil recently Denis Naughten pointed out that in Ballinasloe on the St Brigid’s Hospital Campus we have 50 acres of development land with water, wastewater, fibre optic …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten

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

Monkland’s reputation as a biopharma hub growing with new announcement   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by AstraZeneca that it is to install new drug substance production equipment and warehousing facilities at its Alexion site in Monksland.   “This announcement is a further vote of confidence in the Monksland site which will expand Alexion’s drug substance production …