NPWS must clean up act on Shannon flooding or face court–Naughten

In Agriculture, Infrastructure, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Dáil report seeks practical action on Shannon flooding A Dáil Committee has today called on the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) to facilitate the immediate cleaning of silt from the River Shannon or face possible action from the European Commission. The Dáil Environment Committee called for action from the NPWS pointing out that the state agency and ultimately the …

Realignment of army brigade structure ignores Athlone’s strategic location – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed disappointment following the announcement by the Defence Minister of his plan to dismantle the 4th Western Brigade and downgrade the status of Custume Barracks, Athlone, which will result in up to 200 personnel and their families being forced to relocate. The announcement also confirms that there will be 971 personnel to be based at …

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 …