Cabinet to discuss Athlone boundary proposals

In News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that a report on local government, including consideration of the Athlone Boundary Report, will be presented to Cabinet in the coming weeks. “I have been working closely with the Minister responsible for this plan, John Paul Phelan TD, and I am confident that this will provide clarity once and for all to the Athlone boundary …

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New school for Coláiste Chiaráin progressing – Naughten

In Education, Families, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has been informed that the development of a new school on the campus of Coláiste Chiaráin Summerhill Athlone is progressing through the planning and design phase within the Department of Education. This major building is at an advanced stage of architectural planning and will facilitate the new school going to tender. The new school is being designed …

€90,000 for Ballymurray flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

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

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray, Roscommon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind. “These works are practical steps to help solve the …

€76,500 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €76,500 for flood works in South Roscommon and south of Carrick on Shannon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Mountcampbell, Jamestown-Drumsna; & Correenbeg, Oldtown, Athlone will see works performed at both locations in the coming weeks as practical steps to help solve the threat of …

Minister Naughten welcomes €2m investment in Custume Barracks

In News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that a major €2m development project for Custume Barracks in Athlone is currently being progressed. Minister Naughten secured a commitment on investment in Custume Barracks during the formation of the Government and recently raised the issue once again with the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD. “I have been …

Naughten confirms Cabinet approval of new flood laws

In East Galway, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet has approved a new law which will help to speed up emergency flood relief works within the River Shannon catchment and the catchment areas of other rivers throughout the country. The new law which is included in the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Bill 2016 will streamline the planning …

Any threat to future of Portiuncula A&E will not be tolerated – Minister Naughten

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

Local Minister Denis Naughten has stated that any proposal for the closure of the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will not be tolerated. “This issue also arose during the talks on the formation of a government and I made it crystal clear that I would not tolerate any proposal to downgrade the A&E at Portiuncula Hospital,” stated Minister Naughten. “I …

Alexion investment huge vote of confidence in Monksland – Naughten 50 more jobs to be created in South Roscommon

In Business & Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement of 50 biopharma jobs, plus additional construction jobs, following the announcement by Alexion that it is to expand its Monksland operation. “What is even more positive is the fact that the company is determined to try to recruit staff locally and will even provide the required training in Athlone IT to assist …

Statement by Denis Naughten TD on the threat to jobs at Lund, Athlone

In Business & Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

On foot of contact from staff in the company concerned, I’ve been in direct communication with the office of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Minister Richard Bruton. I understand that there are very serious challenges facing the company and its workforce. I’ve been informed that the IDA have engaged directly with Lund Precision Products Ltd and have scheduled …

Vote to support Portiuncula – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten is calling on local people to support the retention of both emergency and maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital in the forthcoming general election. Denis Naughten is the only candidate who publicly defended both the maternity and mental health services in Ballinasloe when management wanted to shut them down. He referred to the review of maternity services at the …