Portiuncula tender documents to be issued in early New Year – Naughten

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

Tender documents for enabling works at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, are to be issued to the short-listed contractors in early January, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The enabling works are required in advance of construction of the new 50 bed ward block, a commitment which I secured from Government in Project Ireland 2040, and which was delivered upon by Minister …

€137,000 to address flooding on Drum Road– Naughten

In Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €108,000 from Minister Boxer Moran towards the cost of addressing an ongoing flooding problem on the Drum Road, at Crancam. The total cost of works, which will be completed by Roscommon County Council is €137,000. These works will address the risk of flooding to homes as well as a serious traffic …

€500,000 to enhance Athlone Castle – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 to improve access to Athlone Castle from the town bridge, develop improved information for tourists and provide an outdoor performance space. The funding, which has been secured from Failte Ireland by Westmeath County Council, is one of 4 local projects which will …

Local social enterprises secure €42,000 – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €42,200 for a number of social enterprises across County Roscommon & East Galway which will allow to invest in a range of areas including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, computers, training material, or carry out minor refurbishments. The largest grant allocated to the area is for €15,000 which is going …

€470,000 Boyle funding to link town with Lough Key – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €470,000 to link King House, the Pleasure Grounds, Boyle Abbey and the Lough Key cycleway with a new walkway. The investment will not only improve the existing walkway along the Boyle River but also see an upgrade of the Pleasure Grounds in Boyle …

Naughten seeks tax support for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will again 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. The Roscommon Galway TD said: “”hile the appointment of Mr Kieran Mulvey as the Just …

Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

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

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …

Bruton comments on future of peat plants welcome – Naughten

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

Sugar industry mistake must not be repeated   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed comments from Minister Richard Bruton that the Government has no predetermined position on the future of the power stations in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. “At yesterday evening’s meeting I presented a proposal to Minister Bruton to consider the use of one or both plants for locally sourced biomass …

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 …