€169m EU fund for Midland’s welcome but it must deliver sustainable jobs – Naughten 

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of a €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland Counties but cautioned that it is “vital that this funding delivers long term sustainable jobs across the region to replace the jobs lost in both the ESB and Bord na Mona”.   “The closure of the two power stations in Lanesboro and …

Naughten seeks additional morning and evening rail services between County Roscommon & Dublin

In Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has called for additional rail service to and from Westport/Dublin each morning and evening by connecting with the Dublin/Galway rail service in Athlone. This would involve one additional set of rail carriages on the Athlone to Westport line with an additional 7.30am service from Castlerea and 7.50am from Roscommon to Dublin arriving at 9.50am in …

Naughten seeks 2 additional morning commuter rail services into Galway

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

    Denis Naughten TD has called for an additional rail service arriving into Galway city before 8am from Athlone, which could then provide an additional rail service from Athenry arriving in before 9am. Deputy Naughten raised the issue with Minister Eamon Ryan in the Dáil recently when he sought a commitment that some of the 41 new rail carriages …

Naughten seeks 2 additional trains based in Athlone

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Transport to stop ignoring the proposed city status for Athlone when it comes to the allocation of the 41 new rail carriages being delivered to Irish Rail and ensure that two new trains are based there to enhance the rail services to both Galway and Westport. The local TD is looking …

Taoiseach to consider Lough Funshinagh taskforce – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten today asked the Taoiseach to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon. Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate adaptation measures to protect homes …

Fáilte Ireland looks to develop cruise hire business on Shannon – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Positive news on the tourism front with Fáilte Ireland planning to revitalise cruise tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD.   “Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and revitalised within Ireland’s …

Naughten to seek progress report on changes to Lough Funshinagh laws

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten will this week question the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien TD in the Dáil on the steps which are being taken to review the laws which impact on the flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh.   “Last month Minister Patrick O’Donovan told me that he has passed on the correspondence from Roscommon County Council to Minister …

Taoiseach to be asked to intervene on Lough Funshinagh – Naughten

In Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten will ask the Taoiseach in the Dáil this Wednesday to directly intervene in the current humanitarian crisis faced by eight families in Ballagh & Lisphelim area of South Roscommon.   Deputy Naughten along with 6 other TDs from across the country have tabled a Dáil motion seeking the establishment of cross-departmental and cross-agency task force to address emergency climate …

IDA should secure HSE lands in Ballinasloe – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the IDA acquire additional land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe.    Speaking in the Dáil recently Denis Naughten pointed out that in Ballinasloe on the St Brigid’s Hospital Campus we have 50 acres of development land with water, wastewater, fibre optic …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten

In Health, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Monkland’s reputation as a biopharma hub growing with new announcement   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by AstraZeneca that it is to install new drug substance production equipment and warehousing facilities at its Alexion site in Monksland.   “This announcement is a further vote of confidence in the Monksland site which will expand Alexion’s drug substance production …