Finance Minister to investigate exclusion of rural Council tenants from home insulation scheme – Naughten

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

The exclusion of rural Council tenants from having their homes insulated under a new Government Scheme because they live in rural houses or estates owned by a County Council is to be investigated by the Minister for Finance, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Last week during a Dáil debate local TD Denis Naughten highlighted the fact that the new midland …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will 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. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …

Roscommon gets its first 3 broadband hotspots – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the first three broadband connection points in Creeve, Gortaganny and Tulsk have now gone live, providing high speed broadband hotspots in those communities.   At the end of last month, the high-speed broadband connections at Creeve Community Centre, Gortaganny Resource Centre and Tulsk Digi Hub went live and these connection points are now available to …

€70,000 in Covid support funding for local groups – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed the allocation of €70,000 to support three local voluntary organisations to cope with the impact of Covid-19. The three services are: Elphin Social Services which is to receive €25,303; Ballinasloe Social Services which is to receive €25,374 to support its work with older people, especially …

Free Start your own business course

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

STRICTLY FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON CLIENTS    DELIVERED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE GOOD WI-FI CONNECTION & BROADBAND SPEED FOR THIS TRAINING. A LAPTOP WITH A SPEAKER AND A CAMERA IS REQUIRED. This six week (one evening per week) Start Your Own Business course is suitable for anyone thinking of starting a business or who has recently done so. Dates: Wednesdays: September 9th, …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

Just transition report welcome but we need to see action now – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the Just Transition Commissioner Report but warned we need to see real action on the delivery of measures within communities right across the region now.   “Every time we hear of ‘Just Transition’ we are always one more announcement away from action,” stated Denis Naughten. “We cannot accept a situation where we must wait …

Bord na Mona lay-offs threaten Dáil solidarity on Covid – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has written to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, asking him to directly intervene to ensure Bord na Mona applies Government funded Covid supports in an equitable manner. “We have a bizarre situation where a Semi-State company is using the wage subsidy scheme for some of its employees while using the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for other employees and …

Survey starts for broadband roll out – Naughten

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

Next week National Broadband Ireland will start to survey rural homes in mid Roscommon for the delivery of high-speed broadband with the build-out taking place before Easter 2021. From next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Four-Mile-House and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around …