Business must apply for €4k+ grant

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

The Restart Grant Plus is set to close to many local businesses soon. The grant provides direct grant aid to businesses with up to 250 employees to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. The minimum grant is €4,000 and the maximum grant is €25,000. Top-ups are available for eligible pubs, bars and nightclubs that …

National Competitiveness Council Report supports Regional TDs’ plan to get people out of cities – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Report 2020, which dovetails in its recommendation with those put forward by the Regional Group of Independent TDs in their Pre-Budget Submission. “The core objective behind our Pre-Budget Plan is to get families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge …

Budget proposals to get people out of our cities – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 should be about getting families, workers and students out of our cities, where housing and services are in huge demand, and instead supporting people to bring life back into remote rural communities, says Denis Naughten TD.   As part of the Budget process the Regional Independent TDs have put forward a set of proposals including:  The introduction of …

New suckler cow scheme must pay €200 – Naughten

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

Sheep welfare payment should be doubled Budget 2021 must deliver for suckler farmers by introducing a new Suckler Cow Environmental Scheme paying €200 for the first 20 cows as well as doubling the payment to farmers under the Sheep Welfare Scheme, according to Denis Naughten TD.   “The agriculture proposals which as Regional Independent TDs we have put forward in …

Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Dáil Business Committee this morning approved the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications.   “On average 24 forestry appeal applications are submitted each month, with just seven being decided upon. This means it is taking over two years to decide on appeal applications, which is …

Naughten sees community renewable energy projects come to fruition

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

€4.5m renewable boost to local communities as a direct result of my intervention – Naughten   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs, has welcomed the approval today (Friday) of seven community-owned renewable energy projects that are to be supported under the new renewable energy auction programme. “When I designed this auction project I specifically ringfenced …

Free Start your own business course

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

STRICTLY FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON CLIENTS    DELIVERED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE GOOD WI-FI CONNECTION & BROADBAND SPEED FOR THIS TRAINING. A LAPTOP WITH A SPEAKER AND A CAMERA IS REQUIRED. This six week (one evening per week) Start Your Own Business course is suitable for anyone thinking of starting a business or who has recently done so. Dates: Wednesdays: September 9th, …

€110k in Covid-19 support for 4 local areas – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €110,625 for 4 local projects to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support enhancement of Ballinasloe, Athleague, Castlerea & Keadue to help support rural businesses and communities to rebuild in response to COVID-19. Funding of €40,000 has been allocated to the town of …

Phase 4 deferred as Government ignores advice of Regional TDs

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

I’m deeply disappointed that Government has deferred phase 4 of the lifting of the Coronavirus lockdown, which is in no small way due to the fact that it has ignored constructive advice provided to it by the Regional group of TDs.   Last March we highlighted the issue of house parties and we were assured by Government that we had …