Work starts on rural broadband in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon – Naughten

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland has commenced construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both Co. Galway and Co. Roscommon says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. “It is expected that the broadband connections will be available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by summer, …

Naughten: concerns over ‘long-fingering’ of decision on power station demolition

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

Seasonal staff need assurances on work this year Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed serious concerns with regard to the ongoing delay by Government in confirming that it will stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. Following a recommendation by the Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, a commitment was included in the …

Naughten confirms €179k for local walking routes

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Local Issues, North-Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD and Chair of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten, has confirmed the allocation of €179,000 for the small-scale enhancement of local walking trails across Roscommon and East Galway. “Funding has been allocated for the improvement of trails in Ballygar, Glenamaddy and Lawrencetown in East Galway as well as Boyle, Strokestown to Tarmonbarry and Granlahan …

Naughten questions Minister on Portiuncula capacity

In East Galway, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has questioned the Minister for Health on the capacity of Portiuncula Hospital to deal with the surge in patients as a result of Covid-19. “During the first week in January, Portiuncula Hospital had an average 13 patients on trolleys overnight and as a direct result of the reduction in the number of beds in the hospital …

Over €1.25m for local village renewal – Naughten

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

Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas. The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County …

Greenway must go through proposed park for Kellysgrove, Ballinasloe

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten & Cllr Evelyn Parsons have requested that the Dublin to Galway Greenway be routed along the canal through Kellysgrove Bog, adjoining the town of Ballinasloe, before continuing from Ballinasloe to Athenry and on to Galway City. “Plans are now underway to rehabilitate Kellysgrove Bog and both local Cllr Evelyn Parsons & I believe that this should …

Tánaiste to ask IDA to consider investing in Ballinasloe– Naughten

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

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a commitment by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, that he is to ask the IDA to consider acquiring land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste was responding to a request in Dáil Éireann from Denis Naughten for the IDA to acquire the 50 acres of land in …

Tánaiste’s Ballinasloe meeting must be followed by active IDA support – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the high-level meeting between the Tánaiste and the enterprise agencies regarding Ballinasloe but stated it must now be followed through with “a determined effort by all agencies, especially the IDA, to promote the town of Ballinasloe and all it has to offer”. The meeting by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar with the West Regional Enterprise …

Power stations should not be demolished Naughten tells Dáil

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

Seasonal staff need assurances on work next year   Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Government to stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as both plants are about to burn peat for the very last time. Questioning the Tánaiste in Dáil Éireann on Thursday, Denis Naughten also called for …

VAT exemption for visitors threatens local jobs

In Blog, East Galway, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The introduction of a €75 threshold for non-EU visitors to Ireland in order to avail of the VAT exemption, has the potential to threaten jobs at Dubarry in Ballinasloe which employs 50 people. This is because many of the retailers who Dubarry rely on, use this VAT free exemption to promote significant sales of Dubarry products with US visitors. See …