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 …

Update on Cuisle Holiday Resort closure

In Blog, Health, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Eireann with my fellow TDs, we refuted some of the ‘claims’ made by the Irish Wheelchair Association. Prior to the debate all the Oireachtas members from County Roscommon had a meeting with Minister Finian McGrath TD. We outlined our concerns and the unanimous request that the Irish Wheelchair Association postpone any decision for 12 months. Minister McGrath …

Roscommon Garda Divisional HQ

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Prior to the decision made by the Garda Commissioner to downgrade Roscommon Garda Divisional Headquatters I contacted the Minister for Justice and also raised the issue at the Justice Committee with the Commissioner. I’ve now received a reply from Minister Flanagan: GardaDivisionReply And here is what I said previously to the Commissioner:

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 …

Planning sought for new cell block at Roscommon Garda Station – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that planning permission is being sought for the development of new modern cells at the garda station in Roscommon Town. “The current cells do not meet modern standards and can pose unacceptable risks to both Gardai and those in custody in the garda station,” stated Denis Naughten. “As part of the redevelopment the …