Local biomass key to survival of power stations – Naughten

In Agriculture, Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Earlier this week in Dáil Éireann I raised with Minister Richard Bruton the need to develop a domestic biomass industry for the midlands in order to support the two power stations in Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as well as job numbers in our area. Disappointingly we see the result of the failure to make such a move with yesterday’s ESB …

Naughten seeks urgent meeting with Taoiseach over power station closures

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has sought urgent meetings with the Taoiseach and Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment as well as the CEO of the ESB in the wake of the decision to cease generation of electricity power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge by December 2020. “This decision will have a devastating impact on not only those who will lose …

€3.6m to be invested in new Monksland Enterprise Centre – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of government funding of €2.75m and a further €900,000 by Roscommon County Council to develop a new life sciences innovation hub in Monksland in Athlone.    The funding is to refurbish a disused building in Daneswell Business Park into a life sciences and co-working hub to support existing rural enterprises requiring high speed …

Close to €1m to be invested in local community projects – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €688,000 for projects throughout County Roscommon from Creagh, Ballinasloe to Keadue in North Roscommon which with Council and community funding bringing the investment close to €1m. This funding from Minister Michael Ring is a welcome boost to local community groups, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council who are bringing new …

Monksland sewerage investment will support local jobs – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the investment of €2m to upgrade the wastewater treatment facilities in Monksland pointing out that this will “help support existing and new businesses in the Monksland area in providing additional local jobs” “The treatment plant in Monksland is the biggest and most important wastewater treatment plant in County Roscommon. It supports major employers in …

Discussions on new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, News, South Roscommon, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe have fallen through but that the Department of Education is now engaging with another landowner on the purchase of a site. “We had received positive news last May that negotiations had commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

Naughten welcomes recommencement of electricity generation at Lanesboro

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

ESB considering new planning application for Shannonbridge Station   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement that the ESB is to start powering back up Lough Ree Power station in Lanesboro over the coming week. “This announcement which is based on the current conditions on the River Shannon will come as a relief to the 400 families in the …

Naughten seeks support for farmers in Shannon Callows

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide assistance to farmers who have lost after-grass and fodder as a result of the summer flooding of the Shannon Callows. “Some farmers have been forced to house stock early due to the loss of after-grass which, coming on top of the depressed beef prices, is placing serious …

Plan to invest in Athlone lab secures its future – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Plans by the Department of Agriculture to invest in the Athlone Veterinary Laboratory over the coming decade secure the future of this vital facility in the midlands, says local TD Denis Naughten. “In the past, there has been a question mark hanging over the future of this important laboratory but the commitment to enhance the facilities in Athlone and to …