Howlin approved sale of State-owned telecoms assets – Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

  Labour Leader chose to long-finger ownership decision on National Broadband Plan     Denis Naughten has received confirmation in a Dáil reply that Labour Leader Brendan Howlin approved the disposal of Coillte telecoms assets at a time, in 2015, when they could have been key to the delivery of the National Broadband Plan.   “Brendan Howlin is critical of the decision which …

Why did Labour kick broadband ownership decision beyond 2016 election?

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

I’ve been amazed at some of the commentary this week by former Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. Brenda has taken a new found interest in the ownership model on broadband infrastructure but yet has failed to explain why he and then Communications Minister Alex White, decided not to make a decision on the ownership model for …

Site identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In East Galway, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Department of Education has selected a site for the construction of a purpose built building for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe.   “The school is currently accommodated in the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre in Creagh and negotiations have now commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site for the construction of …

Historic day as Government approves broadband for rural Ireland – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“Today’s decision by Government to proceed with the National Broadband Plan is one of the defining days in the history of our Country and will be the turning point for the revitalisation of rural Ireland” says Denis Naughten TD “When I entered Government my absolute priority as Minister was to ensure that high-speed broadband was provided to the more than …

Naughten confirms that N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project to tender

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the N5 road project from Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge has been approved to go to construction by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross T.D. “The project which will cost approximately €200m has now received planning approval and will now move to the tender & construction phase of a 34km of …

Broadband will be more important than electricity

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

There is nobody in Ireland who believes that any home, regardless of location, should be without electricity. That belief is what drove the politicians of the last century to deliver on rural electrification. If that decision was determined purely on a cost benefit analysis then today we would have homes in Ireland without this basic human requirement. But could we …

Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

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

Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local TD Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.   Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from the funding scheme announced this morning by Minister …

Minister admits grading machines can be more accurate – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Yet getting it wrong on over 4 out of 10 cattle is ok?   The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD has written to Denis Naughten pointing out that the figures on the accuracy of beef grading machines at Departmental inspections can be as high as 94.8% for fat cover, a full 10% higher than first disclosed. Denis Naughten has …