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 …

ESB must provide clarity to workers on Lanesboro licence conditions – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on the ESB to provide clarity on an expected restart date for operations at Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, following the proposed determination on its licence by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “When local TD’s met with the ESB a number of weeks ago, the company stated that it could not provide clarity on when …

Key questions on Lanesboro Power Station must be answered

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

  This evening in Dáil Éireann I asked Richard Bruton to provide answers to key questions regarding the layoff of Bord na Mona staff as a result of the shutdown of Lanesboro Power Station Between direct and indirect jobs we are looking at close to 1000 people being impacted upon by this decision   For the full Dáil debate see: …

Bord na Mona lay offs to be raised in Dail – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought time from the Ceann Comhairle today to have the issue of 150 temporary lay offs by Bord na Mona at Mount Dillon debated with the Energy Minister, Richard Bruton. The lay offs are as a result of the shut down of the ESB power plant in Lanesboro last week, due to environmental licensing issues. …

Naughten confirms that N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project to tender

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the N5 road project from Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge has been approved to go to construction by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross T.D. “The project which will cost approximately €200m has now received planning approval and will now move to the tender & construction phase of a 34km of …