Boost for Ballinasloe rail commuters with expected increase in services – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €3m to provide a passing loop at Oranmore Railway Station that will allow for additional morning and evening rail services on the route from Athlone to Galway City, directly benefiting Ballinasloe commuters. “Over the last number of years, I have engaged with Irish Rail on the need to increase rail services …

€9m upgrade to Roscommon Town will attract further investment – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

  The €9.2m allocated today under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund will make Roscommon Town a better place in which to live and work and will lead to further private sector investment post-Covid, according to Denis Naughten TD. Deputy Naughten, who was one of the authors of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund established by the last Government, pointed …

€176m of electricity charges to be demolished as Minister leaves future of Midland plants to ESB – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said that he is disappointed with the “hands off” approach being taken by the Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan to the potential future use of the two midland peat power stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge. Deputy Naughten made his comments after questioning the Minister in the Dáil last night where Minister Ryan stated that the ESB …

Why is support for our Post Offices always one report away from action? asks Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Three years ago a decision was taken by the Government to put more State work through the post office network as part of the An Post recovery plan and now we have a Government announcement on the establishment of another group to look into the possibility of this happening, says Denis Naughten TD “Why is support for our post offices …

Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands publishes its submission to the Pensions Commission regarding pension related matters

In Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands has published its submission to the Pensions Commission, detailing the Committee’s consideration of the Total Contributions Approach and other pension related matters examined by the Committee. After seven committee meetings since January considering this very important issue, the Committee has issued 18 key findings and these are …

Taoiseach told to impound vehicles of illegal dumpers

In Environment, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to intervene and ensure the law is strengthened to allow for vehicles involved in illegal dumping to be impounded. Deputy Naughten, who raised the issue of increased illegal dumping during lockdown with the Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann, said: “We are all relying on public areas, walks and trails during the lockdown, yet thoughtless …

€350k for Portrun & Lough Key outdoor amenities welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €350,000 to improve recreational access to Portrun Harbour and Lough Key under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme by Minister Heather Humphreys. “Funding of €200,000 has been secured for Portrun for water and land outdoor recreation amenity improvements to build on the tremendous work of the local development committee,” said Denis Naughten. The …

County Roscommon & Lough Ree key to €70m tourism investment plan – Naughten

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

County Roscommon & Lough Ree will see major investment as part of a €70m plan to revitalise tourism within 10km corridor of the Shannon River from Limerick to Cavan, according to Denis Naughten TD. “This major strategic plan for tourism investment on the River Shannon and adjoining towns and villages launched today is as a direct result of a commitment …

Blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland closes doors – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The decision by Bank of Ireland to close four local branches in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore is a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult for them to recover after Covid says local TD Denis Naughten. “In some instances, the Bank of Ireland does not even provide an ATM which is accessible …

Mike Burns: A proud Roscommon man who made a huge impact on current affairs programming – Naughten

In Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Mike Burns, a man always proud of his roots in Ballintubber in County Roscommon, was someone who made a huge impact on how current affairs broadcasting was developed in this country, says the former Communications Minister Denis Naughten TD. Three programmes which he helped to establish – This Week, The News at One and World Report – continue to this …