€11,000 for local forest access – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural & Community Development Committee, has welcomed the allocation of €11,000 to improve access to Coillte forests in Ballygar and Correen outside Ballinasloe. A sum of €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest with the provision of a  new trail to the children’s burial ground. A further €4,000 …

3100 rural homes in Ballinasloe & South Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is currently completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding the town of Ballinasloe in both counties Galway and Roscommon with companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are approximately 3100 premises in the Ballinasloe area such as Ballydangan, Creagh, …

60% reduction in buses serving Portiuncula Hospital – Naughten

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Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that there is a 60% reduction in the number of buses facilitating patients and visitors attending Portiuncula Hospital as a result of the decision by the National Transport Authority not to replace the lost Bus Éireann services. An analysis by Denis Naughten of the current Citylink service and that provided in the past by …

Passengers marooned by Bus Éireann withdrawal say local Independents

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Health, Local Issues, Older People, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Cllr. Evelyn Parsons, Cllr Tim Broderick, and Denis Naughten TD have condemned the decision to withdraw the Bus Éireann service between Galway, Ballinasloe & Athlone which has left those with a free travel pass without any service. The local representatives went on to point out the lack of any information whatsoever at the local bus stops informing people that the …

New school for St. Teresa’s moves a step closer – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a 4 acre site has now been secured from the HSE for a new building for St. Teresa’s Special School in  Ballinasloe. “This is a very positive development in the ongoing saga of securing a site, but the news will be apprehensively received by the pupils, parents and staff of St. Teresa’s, …

Just 2 out of 5 rehabilitation jobs offered by Bord na Mona – Naughten

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

Just two out of every five jobs promised within Bord na Mona for bog rehabilitation work across the midland counties have been filled, according to a Dáil reply received by Denis Naughten TD. “This rehabilitation work on the bogs was specifically funded to secure short term employment for Bord na Mona workers, but only a fraction of seasonal workers have …

ESB wasting €176 million with demolition of Lanesboro & Shannonbridge plants – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has described the ESB’s decision to demolish the Lough Ree and West Offaly power plants as “wasting an opportunity for local jobs as well as €176m of charges paid by electricity customers”. “This decision by the ESB was made in the best interests of the company and not based on what is in the best interests of the …

60 jobs for Ballinasloe with Chanelle expansion – Naughten

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

Confirmation of €5m investment by Chanelle Pharma which will create 60 jobs in Creagh, Ballinasloe, is “a major boost to the Town of Ballinasloe and the wider region” says Denis Naughten TD. “This investment by Chanelle not only helps to replace jobs lost last year as result of the closure of Aptar but is a major vote of confidence in …

Naughten told site for St. Teresa’s Special School at “very advanced stage”

In Disability, East Galway, Education, Families, Local Issues, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from the Minister for Education that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe, are now at a “very advanced stage”. “This news will be apprehensively received by the pupils, parents and staff of St. Teresa’s, as previous discussions with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

€4.1m for local active travel projects – Naughten

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

Funding of €4.1m has been allocated to local projects under the active travel scheme, which will make walking far safer in many local areas, says Denis Naughten TD. “Right across Roscommon and East Galway over 30 projects have been funded ranging from extensions of footpaths to local amenities and improved school safety to the enhancement of public transport and active …