€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway. The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19. Commenting on …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will 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. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

Tánaiste must directly intervene to replace Aptar jobs – Naughten

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

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Local TD Denis Naughten will take the issue of the Aptar job losses directly to the floor of Dáil Éireann, where he will question Leo Varadkar on the need for him to take personal ownership of actions to secure replacement jobs for the town of Ballinasloe. “Since last June when Aptar took the decision to review its operation …

Greenway moves closer as Shannon bridge gets go ahead – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €8.1m to construct the new greenway cycle bridge over the River Shannon and progress the route design from Athlone Castle to Spanish Arch in Galway City. “This investment is a significant boost to deliver this vital tourism project from Athlone through Ballinasloe and on to Galway City, which will be a …

ESB let more water into Callows as waters rose at Meelick – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

We need action on Shannon flooding now, not new laws in a decade   The ESB opened sluice gates in Athlone last July to allow more water into the Shannon Callows as flood waters rose at Meelick Weir. This exposes the fact that there is little co-ordination between the ESB and Waterways Ireland on the management of water levels on …

Health Minister’s summit on Covid measures at Portiuncula – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Anne Rabbitte TD, that she is meeting with senior Health Minister Stephen Donnelly next week on the provision of two modular units at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe to address the reduction in bed numbers as a result of Covid-19. “The Minister provided confirmation of the face-to-face meeting on …

150 job boost for Athlone shows potential for local business to trade online – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the further expansion of the DPD parcel centre with the creation of 150 additional jobs. Along with the retention of the An Post mail centre this means Athlone is becoming a vital distribution hub in the country. “This major expansion also highlights the huge potential there is for local business to start trading online …

Naughten confirms additional bed capacity for Portiuncula Hospital

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that additional bed capacity is to be provided at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, after he raised the issue directly with the Minister for Health. “I raised the issue of the very serious overcrowding at Portiuncula Hospital both with Minister Donnelly and with his predecessor Minister Harris,” stated Denis Naughten. It has now been confirmed to …

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

In Blog, East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

This is an issue that I’m working very closely on with local Councillors Tim Broderick & Evelyn Parsons who are determined, as am I, to ensure that our local pool in Ballinasloe remains open to the public, subject of course to public health guidance.   I know that the local Councillors have been engaging directly with Galway County Council on this …

Naughten welcomes €5m for new University in Athlone

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government allocation of €5m towards the development of a new Technological University in Athlone, working with Limerick. The new Shannonside based technological University will be based on two campuses in Athlone and Limerick and will be a huge boost towards attracting new industrial investment throughout our region. The decision by Athlone IT and …