VAT exemption for visitors threatens local jobs

In Blog, East Galway, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The introduction of a €75 threshold for non-EU visitors to Ireland in order to avail of the VAT exemption, has the potential to threaten jobs at Dubarry in Ballinasloe which employs 50 people. This is because many of the retailers who Dubarry rely on, use this VAT free exemption to promote significant sales of Dubarry products with US visitors. See …

Ignoring funding local mental health during will have long term consequences – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Uncategorized, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Families and individuals without vital mental health supports are left in desperate situation   Local TD, Denis Naughten has said that the disclosure of the fact that not one additional cent of pandemic funding has been provided for mental health services in Roscommon, Galway & Mayo will have long term consequences for individuals and families over the weeks and months …

€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

Finance Minister to investigate exclusion of rural Council tenants from home insulation scheme – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The exclusion of rural Council tenants from having their homes insulated under a new Government Scheme because they live in rural houses or estates owned by a County Council is to be investigated by the Minister for Finance, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. Last week during a Dáil debate local TD Denis Naughten highlighted the fact that the new midland …

€34,000 for local meals on wheels – Naughten

In East Galway, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Chairperson of the Dáil Committee on Rural & Community Affairs, Denis Naughten TD, has confirmed the allocation of €34,660 for three local meals on wheels projects serving older people in Roscommon and East Galway.   “Over the last number of years there has been very limited access to meals on wheels services in either County Roscommon or East Galway and …

€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway. The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19. Commenting on …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will push for changes to the Finance Bill this week, seeking the introduction of enhanced tax incentives for those who invest in business and job creation at the Bord na Mona workshops and the sites of the power stations at Lough Ree & West Offaly. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

Tánaiste must directly intervene to replace Aptar jobs – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Local TD Denis Naughten will take the issue of the Aptar job losses directly to the floor of Dáil Éireann, where he will question Leo Varadkar on the need for him to take personal ownership of actions to secure replacement jobs for the town of Ballinasloe. “Since last June when Aptar took the decision to review its operation …

Greenway moves closer as Shannon bridge gets go ahead – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €8.1m to construct the new greenway cycle bridge over the River Shannon and progress the route design from Athlone Castle to Spanish Arch in Galway City. “This investment is a significant boost to deliver this vital tourism project from Athlone through Ballinasloe and on to Galway City, which will be a …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …