3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

Naughten urges progress on Portiuncula Hospital projects

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

The urgent need to progress a number of projects at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe – including a replacement scanner and new modular emergency department and outpatient waiting room – has been raised with the HSE by local TD Denis Naughten. Denis Naughten had previously raised the need for a new CT scanner at the hospital when it emerged 12 months ago …

14 energy efficiency projects approved across County Roscommon & East Galway – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding under the Community Energy Grant Scheme for 14 different projects for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings across East Galway and County Roscommon. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), have awarded grants to projects in Ballaghaderreen, Ballinasloe, Castlerea, Dunmore, Glenamaddy, Roscommon & Monksland as well …

Tender for new Portiuncula 50 bed ward to be advertised next week – Naughten

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

The tender for the new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will be advertised next week, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. The project was due to go to tender earlier this year but is now expected to be advertised on the e-Tenders website on 30th September. Deputy Naughten was informed that the delay had been “primarily due …

€160,000 for local mobility and cancer care transport services – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Committee on Rural and Community Development, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the allocation of €160,000 to fund three vehicles for community-based organisations in Ballinasloe, Mountbellew and Roscommon Town. Denis Naughten said: “The funding  provided under the 2021 CLÁR programme by Minister Heather Humphreys will support the vital cancer patient transport service operated by East Galway and Midlands …

Naughten seeks Government meeting on Lough Funshinagh

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has written to Ministers Patrick O’Donovan & Darragh O’Brien seeking a meeting to explore all possible options following the High Court injunction obtained by The Friends of the Irish Environment, which has halted works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon.   “The current situation could leave the community in a position where they could be forced …

Dangerous precedent threatens survival of communities and environment – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any decision by The Friends of the Irish environment to seek an injunction halting works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon would create a very dangerous precedent by challenging climate mitigation measures, Denis Naughten TD has stated.   “A decision to seek a high court injunction would leave the community in a position where they could be forced to relocate …

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 …