Naughten tells Dáil, pause must be pressed on planned demolition of Shannonbridge & Lanesboro power stations

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Video, Young People by Denis Naughten

Before any decision is made on the future of the power plants themselves we must fully evaluate the possibility & potential of operating our current peat powered plants with 100% biomass. If the plants were supplied by 100% local biomass crops which facilitated a move away from beef production; it would reduce agricultural emissions by 600k tonnes of carbon each …

Credit Unions should not be treated as banks

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families by Denis Naughten

Today at the Finance Committee when I failed to move my amendment (see below) to the Finance Bill seeking a freeze on the introduction of an increased Central Bank levy on credit unions, I pointed out to the Minister for Finance that the Central Bank must recognise that credit unions are not for profit, community based and volunteer led organisations. …

Monksland sewerage investment will support local jobs – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the investment of €2m to upgrade the wastewater treatment facilities in Monksland pointing out that this will “help support existing and new businesses in the Monksland area in providing additional local jobs” “The treatment plant in Monksland is the biggest and most important wastewater treatment plant in County Roscommon. It supports major employers in …

Government must immediately release €30m in funds for bog rehabilitation -Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on Government to release €30m from the Climate Action Fund to immediately commence work on cut away bog rehabilitation in light of serious concerns raised by unions regarding the future of 2,000 Bord na Mona jobs across the midlands. Deputy Naughten secured a commitment from An Taoiseach that money from the Climate Action Fund should be …

Naughten welcomes Taoiseach’s support for rehabilitation plans for local bogs

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the support from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for part of the Climate Action Fund to be used to commence rehabilitation work on the cut away bogs in the midland counties. “Following the decision by Bord na Mona to lay off staff at the Mount Dillon works in counties Roscommon and Longford, and the decision …

Naughten secures consolidated report on Government business supports

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of a report which draws together all Government supports for local business throughout the country. “Earlier this year, with the support of opposition parties, I secured a legal commitment from Government to outline how we can support our local businesses which are the backbone of employment across this country. That has now led to …

Naughten welcomes funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings that will improve quality of life and reduce operating costs. “A total of 18 local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more …

Naughten seeks reassurances regarding Garda HQ

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought reassurance from Minister Charlie Flanagan that Roscommon Town will retain its status as a Garda Divisional Headquarters in any re-organisation of Garda Divisions. “Recent reports on a draft proposal for the Garda re-organisation of the force is suggesting that the Roscommon/Longford Division would be merged with Mayo under the changes which are due to …

Decision to reject West Offaly project is a devastating blow to whole region – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach must convene emergency Cabinet Sub Committee meeting today   Local TD, Denis Naughten has described the decision by An Bord Pleanála to refuse planning permission for the West Offaly Power Station to burn biomass as a “devastating blow to whole region, which completely undermines plans for a ‘Just Transition’ away from peat production to sustainable long term local jobs”. …