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 …

ESB wasting €176 million with demolition of Lanesboro & Shannonbridge plants – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has described the ESB’s decision to demolish the Lough Ree and West Offaly power plants as “wasting an opportunity for local jobs as well as €176m of charges paid by electricity customers”. “This decision by the ESB was made in the best interests of the company and not based on what is in the best interests of the …

60 jobs for Ballinasloe with Chanelle expansion – Naughten

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

Confirmation of €5m investment by Chanelle Pharma which will create 60 jobs in Creagh, Ballinasloe, is “a major boost to the Town of Ballinasloe and the wider region” says Denis Naughten TD. “This investment by Chanelle not only helps to replace jobs lost last year as result of the closure of Aptar but is a major vote of confidence in …

Naughten told site for St. Teresa’s Special School at “very advanced stage”

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the Minister for Education that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe, are now at a “very advanced stage”. “This news will be apprehensively received by the pupils, parents and staff of St. Teresa’s, as previous discussions with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

Ballinasloe safe walking routes progress – Naughten

In East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that a total investment of close to €1m has been secured for footpaths and pedestrian safety measures in Ballinasloe, which will create two new safe walking loops in the town of Ballinasloe. The funding provided to Roscommon County Council under the active travel fund will complete the work already started last year by Roscommon …

€4.1m for local active travel projects – Naughten

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

Funding of €4.1m has been allocated to local projects under the active travel scheme, which will make walking far safer in many local areas, says Denis Naughten TD. “Right across Roscommon and East Galway over 30 projects have been funded ranging from extensions of footpaths to local amenities and improved school safety to the enhancement of public transport and active …

€200,000 secured to support Ballinasloe businesses – Broderick & Naughten

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

Funding of €200,000 has been secured Cllr. Tim Broderick to facilitate street scaping works in Ballinasloe. Cllr. Broderick, along with local TD Denis Naughten and fellow Councillor Dr Evelyn Parsons, had sought increased funding earlier this month from Galway County Council under the street scaping scheme announced last summer. “A total of 79 businesses had applied for funding for works …

Information on Services and Supports for Rural Dwellers

In Blog, East Galway by Denis Naughten

click on link for information booklet: GRD Rural Resources PDF   Over the last period of time Galway Rural Development (GRD)has written a series of very helpful information booklets.   While focused primarily on County Galway the information is relevant to all rural dwellers. For the contact details of the agencies in County Roscommon please contact me on 090 6627557 …

Boost for Ballinasloe rail commuters with expected increase in services – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m to provide a passing loop at Oranmore Railway Station that will allow for additional morning and evening rail services on the route from Athlone to Galway City, directly benefiting Ballinasloe commuters. “Over the last number of years, I have engaged with Irish Rail on the need to increase rail services …