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 …

Bruton comments on future of peat plants welcome – Naughten

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

Sugar industry mistake must not be repeated   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed comments from Minister Richard Bruton that the Government has no predetermined position on the future of the power stations in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. “At yesterday evening’s meeting I presented a proposal to Minister Bruton to consider the use of one or both plants for locally sourced biomass …

Local biomass key to survival of power stations – Naughten

In Agriculture, Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Earlier this week in Dáil Éireann I raised with Minister Richard Bruton the need to develop a domestic biomass industry for the midlands in order to support the two power stations in Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as well as job numbers in our area. Disappointingly we see the result of the failure to make such a move with yesterday’s ESB …

Naughten seeks urgent meeting with Taoiseach over power station closures

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

Denis Naughten TD has sought urgent meetings with the Taoiseach and Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment as well as the CEO of the ESB in the wake of the decision to cease generation of electricity power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge by December 2020. “This decision will have a devastating impact on not only those who will lose …

Close to €1m to be invested in local community projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €688,000 for projects throughout County Roscommon from Creagh, Ballinasloe to Keadue in North Roscommon which with Council and community funding bringing the investment close to €1m. This funding from Minister Michael Ring is a welcome boost to local community groups, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council who are bringing new …

Strokestown tourism investment will create 350 jobs over 5 years – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, News, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

The investment of €5m in upgrading the visitor attractions at Strokestown Park House will create up to 350 new jobs in the region over the next 5 years, states local TD Denis Naughten. The announcement this morning (Wednesday) of a major upgrade of facilities at Strokestown Park House will see visitor numbers increase by 50,000 over a five-year period which will act …

Naughten welcomes recommencement of electricity generation at Lanesboro

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

ESB considering new planning application for Shannonbridge Station   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement that the ESB is to start powering back up Lough Ree Power station in Lanesboro over the coming week. “This announcement which is based on the current conditions on the River Shannon will come as a relief to the 400 families in the …

Naughten seeks prompt decision from EPA on Lanesboro licence

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought a prompt decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the single submission to the “proposed determination” on revised licence for the operation of Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, County Longford. Mr. Naughten said that he “has written to the EPA on behalf of the 400 families in the vicinity of Lough Ree …