€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 …

€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 …

Public urged to use Roscommon Hospital injury unit for quicker treatment – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Fees reduced to help take pressure off overcrowded A&E in Portiuncula & Castlebar    Denis Naughten has urged the public to consider using the local injury unit at Roscommon- where they can be treated within an hour – rather than waiting in overcrowded A&E departments, like Portiuncula & Castlebar.   “Patients should also ask GPs if they can have tests …

€185,000 for improvements to local community facilities

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €187,275 by Minister Michael Ring to 50 community facilities throughout County Roscommon & East Galway.   The funding has been provided to help community groups with the purchase of equipment and the upgrade to community facilities to increase their use by local groups   The funding allocated to County Roscommon includes …

Minister Zappone approves funding to assist with childcare insurance costs

In Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

In recognition of a difficult year for childcare providers Minister Zappone has informed me that she has now approved a once off Programme Support payment which will be made available in the coming days averaging €1,500 per provider.   This funding is in response to the sharp rise in insurance costs.   I’ve recently received a number of representations regarding …