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 …

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 …

Ballinasloe to get safe walking route – Naughten

In East Galway, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that a total investment in excess of €125,000 will be used to provide a 3.5km long safe walking loop from Creagh Church in the town of Ballinasloe. Funding has been provided by Minister Michael Ring, Roscommon County Council and Creagh Community Council to construct a footpath and lighting at Glantaun to Dolan’s Centra and …

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 …