Discussions on new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, News, South Roscommon, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe have fallen through but that the Department of Education is now engaging with another landowner on the purchase of a site. “We had received positive news last May that negotiations had commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site …

Naughten welcomes recommencement of electricity generation at Lanesboro

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

ESB considering new planning application for Shannonbridge Station   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement that the ESB is to start powering back up Lough Ree Power station in Lanesboro over the coming week. “This announcement which is based on the current conditions on the River Shannon will come as a relief to the 400 families in the …

Naughten seeks support for farmers in Shannon Callows

In Agriculture, Local Issues, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to provide assistance to farmers who have lost after-grass and fodder as a result of the summer flooding of the Shannon Callows. “Some farmers have been forced to house stock early due to the loss of after-grass which, coming on top of the depressed beef prices, is placing serious …

Plan to invest in Athlone lab secures its future – Naughten

In News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Plans by the Department of Agriculture to invest in the Athlone Veterinary Laboratory over the coming decade secure the future of this vital facility in the midlands, says local TD Denis Naughten. “In the past, there has been a question mark hanging over the future of this important laboratory but the commitment to enhance the facilities in Athlone and to …

Naughten supports retention of South Westmeath Hospice service

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has endorsed the local campaign to retain the operation of the existing hospice service at St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone, pending the establishment of a new service at Clonbrusk. Writing to the Health Minister, Denis Naughten pointed out: “The local community raised €1.9m to build the South Westmeath Hospice on the St Vincent’s Campus and there must …

Athlone jobs boost confirms midlands becoming Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Huawei that its Athlone operation is to form part of plans to invest €70 million in research and development in the Republic of Ireland over the next three years. Huawei  currently employs about 250 people across its sites in Dublin, Cork and Athlone, and this new investment, which will see a …

New law will ensure cooperation on development of Athlone as a city

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

The Government has confirmed a commitment secured by local TD Denis Naughten that a new law will be introduced to ensure cooperation across the River Shannon on the development of Athlone as the key economic driver of the Heartlands Region, incorporating counties Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath and East Galway. “The objective of this new law is to ensure that a …

Consultants to be appointed for Ballinasloe flood scheme – Naughten

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

  Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that consultant engineers are to be appointed to the Ballinasloe Flood Relief project to progress a €8.6m investment in the town. “Consultant engineers are to be appointed to progress the development of a Flood Relief Scheme for Ballinasloe, including any environmental assessment, public consultation and to deliver the formal planning approval for the …

Local breakfasts win major awards – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands the place to go for best breakfasts   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the fact that Roscommon and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands has featured prominently in the Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2019 with awards going to Castlemine Farm, Gleeson’s Townhouse and the Wineport in Glasson. Derek & Brendan Allen at Castlemine Farm took the overall national …