Custume Barracks decision premature

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Importance of Athlone’s strategic location ignored Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed dismay at the decision by the Minister for Defence to sanction the downgrade of Custume Barracks in Athlone and to abolish the 4th Western Brigade of the Defence Forces. “It seems bizarre that the Defence Minister stated in the Dáil, less than a month ago, that it would …

Naughten welcomes new cycle way for old N6

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

€475k for 20km route between Athlone & Ballinasloe Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the approval by the Minister for Transport & Tourism of an application by Roscommon County Council to develop a cycle way along the old Dublin-Galway road between Athlone and Ballinasloe.

Naughten calls for N4/N6 to be developed as Ireland’s first interurban cycle/walk way

In South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten called on the Minister for Tourism to develop the old Dublin-Galway road as Ireland’s first interurban cycle/walk way. “Activity holidays are growing in demand and so is the number of people who are getting active and this novel interurban cycle/walk way would be an ideal way to capitalise on this demand and bring much needed tourism to the …

Department spends €130k to undo past actions on Shannon Callows – Naughten

In South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has highlighted the fact that the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht is to spend €130,000 of taxpayers money to support the wild bird population in the Shannon Callows in an attempt to undo its actions in blocking works to address summer flooding. “Without doubt the biggest contributor to the reduction in wild bird numbers in …

Naughten welcomes revision of targets for Roscommon Urgent Care Centre

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the row back by management of the Galway/Roscommon University Hospitals Group on its activity targets for the urgent care centre and medical assessment unit at Roscommon County Hospital. “Last week I disclosed the fact that inadequate provision had been made by the management of the hospital group for increased numbers to be treated at …

Revised A&E Portiuncula targets welcome – Naughten

In Health, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the climb down by management of the Galway/Roscommon University Hospitals Group on its activity targets for the emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. This will ensure the figures now take into account the impact of the increase in patient numbers following the closure of Roscommon A&E department. “Last week I disclosed the fact that …