Work starts on channel to get water to Meelick quicker – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

    Work will improve flow of Shannon to help address local flooding   Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that work by Waterways Ireland is about to commence on the old channel to improve the flow of the River Shannon to Meelick Weir. “These works, which will involve the cleaning of this channel that had closed up due …

Fair Deal nursing home farm relief now available– Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

But delaying to apply could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to immediately appoint a farm successor so that they can avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets which came into force last week under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing a three-year …

Failure to allocate €49m carbon fund will make climate targets harder for farmers – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

  Speaking during the Budget debate in Dáil Éireann, Denis Naughten pointed out that allocating the €49m due to the farming community out of carbon taxes would have been a way not only to reduce carbon emissions in agriculture but across the economy. “Of the total €412 million to be collected in carbon taxes next year, there will be little …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

Big blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland locks doors today – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Action proves need for State banking force   The decision by Bank of Ireland to lock its doors for the last time today (Friday) in the four local towns of in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore has been described by local TD Denis Naughten as “a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult …

Plans to address broadband bottlenecks mothballed since project started – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce, established to address key bottlenecks in the delivery of vital broadband infrastructure across the country, has failed to meet since the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was signed in November 2019. This, in part, has contributed to the significant delays in the project delivery, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Based on current estimates from …

Family successors must act now to avail of nursing home farm relief – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Delays could cost 0.14% of farm value weekly   Denis Naughten TD has urged families to ensure they are in a position to designate the farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets due to changes under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme. Changes in the law introducing …

Naughten seeks Government meeting on Lough Funshinagh

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has written to Ministers Patrick O’Donovan & Darragh O’Brien seeking a meeting to explore all possible options following the High Court injunction obtained by The Friends of the Irish Environment, which has halted works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon.   “The current situation could leave the community in a position where they could be forced …

We are facing the climate equivalent of Lehman Brothers

In Agriculture, Blog, Environment, Young People by Denis Naughten

The front page of today’s Irish Farmers Journal exposes the nonsense of trying to calculate biogenic methane at national rather than international level. As Climate Minister, I pointed out to my EU and Government colleagues, that if we end up reducing dairy and beef production in Ireland, it will be replaced by agricultural production in South America. Beef production in …

Dangerous precedent threatens survival of communities and environment – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Any decision by The Friends of the Irish environment to seek an injunction halting works at Lough Funshinagh in County Roscommon would create a very dangerous precedent by challenging climate mitigation measures, Denis Naughten TD has stated.   “A decision to seek a high court injunction would leave the community in a position where they could be forced to relocate …