Naughten seeks 2 additional morning commuter rail services into Galway

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

    Denis Naughten TD has called for an additional rail service arriving into Galway city before 8am from Athlone, which could then provide an additional rail service from Athenry arriving in before 9am. Deputy Naughten raised the issue with Minister Eamon Ryan in the Dáil recently when he sought a commitment that some of the 41 new rail carriages …

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 …

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 …

Local autism places update

In East Galway, Education, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Last night in Dáil Éireann I raised the failure by the Department of Education to provide secondary school places for 11 local children, and the broader issue of specific classes at primary school level. Watch what I said here:   I had previously raised this specific issue in the Dáil 4 weeks ago with the Minister: https://youtu.be/6FUExmazgO4 Dáil Éireann debate …

Construction starts on new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula – Naughten

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

Construction of the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will commence this week, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “It has taken 4.5 years since I secured a commitment in Government through Project Ireland 2040 for this project, which was delivered upon by then Minister for Health Simon Harris in October 2019,” stated Denis Naughten. “While there is …

More autism school places needed in South Roscommon & Athlone – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten is seeking to quiz the Education Minister this week on the lack of places in Athlone and South Roscommon for pupils with autism. “The lack of places is now forcing pupils from South Roscommon to travel up to 100km each day to avail of an education with two south Roscommon children facing a daily journey to …

Just 1 in 90 vacant homes available to rent in the middle of housing emergency – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has told the Dáil that there is a fundamental flaw in our housing policy when there are 90,000 empty homes across the country in the middle of a housing crisis yet there are just 1,043 available to rent according to daft.ie. Using his constituency of Roscommon Galway as an example he pointed out: “County Roscommon has 4,090 vacant …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Galway-Athlone rail service must get new carriages – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten is calling on the Minister for Transport to ensure new rail carriages are allocated to the Athlone-Galway rail line to enhance services from Athlone, Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Oranmore into and out of Galway City. He has called on the Minister to ensure that some of the 41 new rail carriages to be delivered to …