€11,000 for local forest access – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural & Community Development Committee, has welcomed the allocation of €11,000 to improve access to Coillte forests in Ballygar and Correen outside Ballinasloe. A sum of €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest with the provision of a  new trail to the children’s burial ground. A further €4,000 …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

€160,000 for local mobility and cancer care transport services – Naughten

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

Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Rural and Community Development, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €160,000 to fund three vehicles for community-based organisations in Ballinasloe, Mountbellew and Roscommon Town. Denis Naughten said: “The funding  provided under the 2021 CLÁR programme by Minister Heather Humphreys will support the vital cancer patient transport service operated by East Galway and Midlands …

Naughten seeks Government meeting on Lough Funshinagh

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has written to Ministers Patrick O’Donovan & Darragh O’Brien seeking a meeting to explore all possible options following the High Court injunction obtained by The Friends of the Irish Environment, which has halted works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon.   “The current situation could leave the community in a position where they could be forced …

60% reduction in buses serving Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Families, Health, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that there is a 60% reduction in the number of buses facilitating patients and visitors attending Portiuncula Hospital as a result of the decision by the National Transport Authority not to replace the lost Bus Éireann services. An analysis by Denis Naughten of the current Citylink service and that provided in the past by …

Dangerous precedent threatens survival of communities and environment – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any decision by The Friends of the Irish environment to seek an injunction halting works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon would create a very dangerous precedent by challenging climate mitigation measures, Denis Naughten TD has stated.   “A decision to seek a high court injunction would leave the community in a position where they could be forced to relocate …

Passengers marooned by Bus Éireann withdrawal say local Independents

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Evelyn Parsons, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Denis Naughten TD have condemned the decision to withdraw the Bus Éireann service between Galway, Ballinasloe & Athlone which has left those with a free travel pass without any service. The local representatives went on to point out the lack of any information whatsoever at the local bus stops informing people that the …

New school for St. Teresa’s moves a step closer – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a 4 acre site has now been secured from the HSE for a new building for St. Teresa’s Special School in  Ballinasloe. “This is a very positive development in the ongoing saga of securing a site, but the news will be apprehensively received by the pupils, parents and staff of St. Teresa’s, …

Just 2 out of 5 rehabilitation jobs offered by Bord na Mona – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Just two out of every five jobs promised within Bord na Mona for bog rehabilitation work across the midland counties have been filled, according to a Dáil reply received by Denis Naughten TD. “This rehabilitation work on the bogs was specifically funded to secure short term employment for Bord na Mona workers, but only a fraction of seasonal workers have …