St. Brigid’s site can drive job creation – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Redevelopment of the St. Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe can be “a key driver of job creation in the South Roscommon & East Galway area”, according to Denis Naughten.    “Two years ago – with the support of Ballinasloe Area Community Development – I ran a workshop ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and produced a report on potential uses for the campus, …

€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 …

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 …

Portiuncula tender documents to be issued in early New Year – Naughten

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

Tender documents for enabling works at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are to be issued to the short-listed contractors in early January, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040, and which was delivered upon by Minister …

Local social enterprises secure €42,000 – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €42,200 for a number of social enterprises across County Roscommon & East Galway which will allow to invest in a range of areas including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, computers, training material, or carry out minor refurbishments. The largest grant allocated to the area is for €15,000 which is going …

Funding for local walks will attract tourists – Naughten

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

Ireland’s Camino gets further investment boost   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the inclusion of the Hymany Way in County Galway and the Leitrim Way in County Leitrim as part of the National Walks Scheme. “This will pay farmers for maintaining the marked walks and this investment will help to promote the Beara Breifne Way from West Cork to …

Naughten seeks tax support for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will again push for changes to the Finance Bill this week seeking the introduction of enhanced tax incentives for those who invest in business and job creation at the Bord na Mona workshops and the sites of the power stations at Lough Ree & West Offaly. The Roscommon Galway TD said: “”hile the appointment of Mr Kieran Mulvey as the Just …

Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Video, Young People by Denis Naughten

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …