Boost for Ballinasloe rail commuters with expected increase in services – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m to provide a passing loop at Oranmore Railway Station that will allow for additional morning and evening rail services on the route from Athlone to Galway City, directly benefiting Ballinasloe commuters. “Over the last number of years, I have engaged with Irish Rail on the need to increase rail services …

€9m upgrade to Roscommon Town will attract further investment – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

  The €9.2m allocated today under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund will make Roscommon Town a better place in which to live and work and will lead to further private sector investment post-Covid, according to Denis Naughten TD. Deputy Naughten, who was one of the authors of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund established by the last Government, pointed …

€176m of electricity charges to be demolished as Minister leaves future of Midland plants to ESB – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said that he is disappointed with the “hands off” approach being taken by the Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan to the potential future use of the two midland peat power stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge. Deputy Naughten made his comments after questioning the Minister in the Dáil last night where Minister Ryan stated that the ESB …

€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 …

Blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland closes doors – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The decision by Bank of Ireland to close four local branches in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore is a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult for them to recover after Covid says local TD Denis Naughten. “In some instances, the Bank of Ireland does not even provide an ATM which is accessible …

Mike Burns: A proud Roscommon man who made a huge impact on current affairs programming – Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Mike Burns, a man always proud of his roots in Ballintubber in County Roscommon, was someone who made a huge impact on how current affairs broadcasting was developed in this country, says the former Communications Minister Denis Naughten TD. Three programmes which he helped to establish – This Week, The News at One and World Report – continue to this …

BEAM extension welcome but farmers must have options – Naughten

In Agriculture, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed confirmation that farmers can opt for alternative reference dates for BEAM. However, he pointed out that farmers should be deemed to comply if they achieve the 5% reduction in any 12-month period between July 2020 and January 2022 rather than being tied to specific dates defined by the Department of Agriculture. “The Department has now …

Government should examine introduction of State bank following Ulster Bank decision – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The Government needs to revisit the establishment of a State bank for SMEs, particularly in light of Ulster Bank’s decision to exit the Irish market, according to Denis Naughten TD. Denis Naughten pointed out that at present Ulster Bank has approximately 15 percent share of the mortgage market, 20 percent of SME lending and a strong corporate banking business and, …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …