€350k for Portrun & Lough Key outdoor amenities welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €350,000 to improve recreational access to Portrun Harbour and Lough Key under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme by Minister Heather Humphreys. “Funding of €200,000 has been secured for Portrun for water and land outdoor recreation amenity improvements to build on the tremendous work of the local development committee,” said Denis Naughten. The …

County Roscommon & Lough Ree key to €70m tourism investment plan – Naughten

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

County Roscommon & Lough Ree will see major investment as part of a €70m plan to revitalise tourism within 10km corridor of the Shannon River from Limerick to Cavan, according to Denis Naughten TD. “This major strategic plan for tourism investment on the River Shannon and adjoining towns and villages launched today is as a direct result of a commitment …

Tower at castle expected to open by Easter – Naughten

In Mid-Roscommon, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the Office of Public Works that the recently refurbished tower at Roscommon Castle is expected to be open to the public by Easter.   “While the opening will be dependent on any possible Covid restrictions in place, the office of public works expects that the south-facing tower which overlooks the park will …

Work starts on rural broadband in Mid Roscommon – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland has commenced construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Roscommon says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. It is expected that broadband connections will be available to rural homes in Mid Roscommon by the autumn, with pre-orders for connections being taken for connection to …

Naughten: concerns over ‘long-fingering’ of decision on power station demolition

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

Seasonal staff need assurances on work this year Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed serious concerns with regard to the ongoing delay by Government in confirming that it will stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. Following a recommendation by the Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, a commitment was included in the …

Responses with regard to Lough Funshinagh

In Blog, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Over the last number of days I have received a number of Dáil replies along with a reply from the GSI. I’m also attaching a copy of a statement which I have issued following my engagement with the Ministers concerned and raising issues with regard to Minister Ryan’s reply. I have also spoken directly with the Chairman of the OPW …

Urgent intervention needed on Lough Funshinagh flooding – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has again been in communication with the Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue TD, seeking their urgent intervention on the rapidly deteriorating situation on the ground at Lough Funshinagh. “Water levels are now 9cm higher than the historic high-water mark set in April 2020 and as …

Dáil replies on Lough Funshinagh flooding

In Agriculture, Blog, Families, Mid-Roscommon, Older People by Denis Naughten

Attached are Dáil replies that I received this week on the flooding at Lough Funshinagh. As you can see some of the replies disappointingly are still outstanding. I have also submitted written queries on last weeks Dáil replies to the Heritage Division and the Geological Survey. I understand that a follow up meeting to this weeks Ministerial meeting is now …

Lough Funshinagh update

In Blog, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Since the publication of the Roscommon County Council commissioned report on Lough Funshinagh last September I have been consistently pressing the need for action in Dáil Éireann. Here is what I have said: Here are the responses that I have received in Dáil replies from various Ministers this month: Funshinagh PQ replies Here are the previous replies referenced above: Funshinagh …

Naughten to raise Lough Funshinagh flooding threat in Dáil today

In Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

The ongoing threat of flooding within the vicinity of Lough Funshinagh will be discussed in Dáil Eireann this evening by local TD Denis Naughten. Denis Naughten has secured the consent of the Ceann Comhairle to have the issue of the threat of flooding of homes discussed in the Dáil this evening.  This discussion comes in advance of a meeting of …