€110k in Covid-19 support for 4 local areas – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €110,625 for 4 local projects to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support enhancement of Ballinasloe, Athleague, Castlerea & Keadue to help support rural businesses and communities to rebuild in response to COVID-19. Funding of €40,000 has been allocated to the town of …

Enterprise Committee asked to consider impact of Aptar review – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD that he has asked the Western Region Enterprise Committee to look at the local implications of the ongoing review of operations by Aptar in Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment was responding to a Dáil question posed by Deputy Naughten following his previous …

Naughten to raise Aptar future with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten will raise the future of the jobs at the Aptar plant in Ballinasloe with the new Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Vardakar in Dáil Éireann this Tuesday.   “The decision by Ballinasloe based company Aptar is to review its operation in the town over the coming weeks will cause huge anxiety, not just for …

Dáil debate on hospital trolleys following Portiuncula concern – Naughten

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has secured a Dáil debate next week on the impending bed crisis within our hospitals. This follows serious concerns he raised with TDs from all parties regarding the number of trolleys in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. “Next week the Health Minister Simon Harris will have to come before Dáil Éireann to explain what measures he is taking …

Decision on Portiuncula tender in coming days– Naughten

In East Galway, Health, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The long drawn out process to commence the enabling works for the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are coming to an end with the selection of a contractor in the coming days, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

Just transition report welcome but we need to see action now – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Just Transition Commissioner Report but warned we need to see real action on the delivery of measures within communities right across the region now.   “Every time we hear of ‘Just Transition’ we are always one more announcement away from action,” stated Denis Naughten. “We cannot accept a situation where we must wait …

€17k to improve local playgrounds – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €17,247 from Minister Katherine Zappone to upgrade four local playgrounds in Ballinasloe, Ballyforan, Lecarrow and Monksland. “The funding, which has been provided to Galway & Roscommon County Councils, is to upgrade existing playgrounds which require investment and will be a welcome amenity for local children as the Covid-19 restrictions are …

Bord na Mona lay-offs threaten Dáil solidarity on Covid – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has written to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, asking him to directly intervene to ensure Bord na Mona applies Government funded Covid supports in an equitable manner. “We have a bizarre situation where a Semi-State company is using the wage subsidy scheme for some of its employees while using the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for other employees and …

Survey starts for broadband roll out – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Next week National Broadband Ireland will start to survey rural homes in mid Roscommon for the delivery of high-speed broadband with the build-out taking place before Easter 2021. From next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Four-Mile-House and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around …