Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Are you included on the new broadband map?

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Now that National Broadband Ireland is starting to plan for the rollout of broadband in County Roscommon & East Galway it is important that people check their colour code on the National Broadband Map at www.broadband.gov.ie If people, particularly in towns and villages, are not getting at least 30Mbps consistently then they need to make sure that they are amber …

Restart Grant now available for small local businesses

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

  Restart Grant now available for small local businesses   Small businesses can now apply for a Restart Grant which will amount to between €2,000 and €10,000.   The COVID-19 Business Restart Grant for micro and small businesses is a tool to support small businesses in our towns and villages, impacted by Covid-19 to reopen their doors and reconnect with …

Restart grant for small businesses opening next Friday

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Details have been announced today of a Restart Grant for small businesses.   This will be available to businesses employing 1-50 people and with a turnover under €5m. The grant will be the equivalent to the rates bill paid by the business in 2019 and will amount to between €2,000 and €50,000. It is intended as a grant towards the …

Fundamental flaws in Covid protections in meat industry must be addressed – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Failure to do so could have catastrophic implications for health and our economy   Denis Naughten TD is calling on the HSE to immediately convene its multi-agency group on the meat industry to address flaws in the Covid protection measures and to make recommendations to the National Public Health Emergency Team.   “Ahead of the start of re-opening the economy …

COVID 19 – Business Supports Update with Focus on Wage Subsidy, Funding & Effective Cashflow Management

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

THIS IS A VITAL SEMINAR FOR ALL BUSINESS PLANNING TO REOPEN IN THE COMING WEEKS   Date: Wednesday, 13th May 2020 TOMORROW Time: 11.30am– 12.30pm Delivered By: Grant Thornton   This Zoom seminar is being jointly offered by the LEOs & Chambers of Commerce of Counties Roscommon & Longford. This is available to all local business regardless of County!   …

Government should relax restrictions in counties with low Covid numbers – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Health, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Areas can become a testbed for living with Covid-19     This afternoon Denis Naughten asked An Taoiseach to consider relaxing restrictions on returning to work in parts of the country which have seen consistently low numbers of Covid-19 infection. He said: “It makes no sense that parts of the country with low rates of Covid-19 infection should remain in …

Bord na Mona lay-offs threaten Dáil solidarity on Covid – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has written to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, asking him to directly intervene to ensure Bord na Mona applies Government funded Covid supports in an equitable manner. “We have a bizarre situation where a Semi-State company is using the wage subsidy scheme for some of its employees while using the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for other employees and …

Naughten seeks proposals for getting back to business

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Local businesses are being asked by Denis Naughten TD to consider how they can introduce social distancing to allow them to safely re-open and also what supports they may need.   Last week in the Dáil, Denis Naughten proposed measures which could allow people to safely return to work, including placing a yellow notice on public access to the …

Survey starts for broadband roll out – Naughten

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

Next week National Broadband Ireland will start to survey rural homes in mid Roscommon for the delivery of high-speed broadband with the build-out taking place before Easter 2021. From next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Four-Mile-House and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around …