Naughten welcomes appointment of contractor for Coláiste Chiaráin

In Education, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the appointment of a contractor to build the new second level school, Coláiste Chiaráin, at Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon. The Department of Education has now appointed JJ Rhatigan for what is a major building project which will see a completely new school designed to cater for up to 1,000 pupils from south Roscommon and …

Why is Fáilte Ireland ignoring the home of Halloween?

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

  Local TD Denis Naughten has questioned Fáilte Ireland as to why it is ignoring the fact that the global festival of Halloween originated in County Roscommon. “While I welcome the proposal by Fáilte Ireland to promote Ireland as the home of Halloween, the tourism body seems to want to ignore the fact that the festival originated at Rathcroghan in …

€12,500 for local men’s sheds – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of €12,500 for men’s sheds in Ballinasloe, Ballygar, Dunmore, Boyle, Ballaghaderreen, Castlerea and Ballyleague   “This funding in an acknowledgement of the important work that these voluntary groups do in their own local community,” stated Denis Naughten.   “The grant aid will support each men’s shed group in assisting other local community groups and …

Naughten welcomes compensation package for eel fishermen

In East-Roscommon, Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a compensation package for eel fishermen has been welcomed today (Tuesday) by Denis Naughten TD. The package will be open to licensed or permitted former eel fishermen who were actively engaged in commercial eel fishery prior to 2008 and will assist those who have faced hardship as a result of the restrictions which were imposed. Commenting on …

Naughten confirms Roscommon Hospital CSSD progress

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

A new project brief for the CSSD at Roscommon University Hospital has been prepared and will now be progressed to design stage in 2019, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Denis Naughten has also published a letter he received from the Minister for Health earlier this month confirming the news. HSE Estates and the Saolta University Health Care Group have agreed …

Naughten welcomes progress on cleaning of River Shannon

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the progress made to remove pinch points on the River Shannon which will help to address flooding within the river’s catchment particularly in the Shannon and Suck Callows. Denis Naughten commented following the outline of work by Minister Boxer Moran of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group, which was established to …

Just 1 in 8 local children with hearing misdiagnosis sought additional school support – Naughten

In Disability, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed surprise that just 1 in 8 children who had their hearing loss misdiagnosed by the HSE in Roscommon and Mayo have applied to the Department of Education for additional resource support in school. Denis Naughten was speaking following a meeting between the parents and the HSE as well as other Government agencies recently where …

Naughten welcomes progress on Shannonbridge power station planning

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that the publication of a notice for planning application for the use of biomass in Shannonbridge power station in County Offaly will be placed this week. It is expected that a formal planning application will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for the West Offaly power plant while an application to Longford County …

Naughten welcomes funding for Boyle Greenway

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2018 for the development of the greenway linking Boyle Town with Lough Key Forest Park. “The funding has been allocated by Minister Michael Ring and is a significant endorsement by Government of the Boyle 2040 Plan, as this link between the town and the …