Supermarkets must take some responsibility for burger controversy

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has said that major international supermarkets who are driving down food prices must take some responsibility for the controversy surrounding the inclusion of equine meat in beef burgers. Speaking in the Dáil on the issue Denis Naughten said that supermarkets must take some responsibility for this issue and stand over what they sell, especially at the …

Naughten debates MBNA jobs with Minister

In Business & Jobs, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil seeking an update on the discussions regarding the Bank of America’s MBNA credit card division in Carrick on Shannon. Denis Naughten was seeking reassurance from the Minister that the 400 staff associated with the UK loan book would retain their jobs in Carrick on Shannon (see Dáil debate …

Next 6 months will determine potential for US immigration reform – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

  Discussions between Democrats and Republicans in the US over the coming six months will determine the potential for successful reform of US immigration system, and the possibility of addressing the issue of undocumented Irish, members of the Oireachtas were told this week.  A briefing provided by Congressman Bruce Morrison outlined the challenges with lie ahead and the potential for progress …

PRA’s refusal to move to custom built headquarters “infuriating”- Naughten.

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

  Rather than transferring to the Property Registration Authority’s €11.5 million Roscommon HQ, the 84 PRA staff currently located in the Setanta Centre in Dublin look set to continue in rented office space once their lease expires next year; a decision which could cost the taxpayer just under 1 million euro in future rent. Local TD Denis Naughten has deemed …

Naughten to be briefed by Congressman on US Bill for undocumented Irish

In Business & Jobs, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten is to receive a briefing next week from US Congressman Bruce Morrison on the prospects for a resolution to the issue of the undocumented Irish following the recent election in the United States. Congressman Bruce Morrison has been a long time campaigner on behalf of the undocumented Irish and the need for reform of the …

Ericsson job losses blow to Midlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  The announcement by Ericsson that it is to lay off 100 staff from its R&D facility in Athlone is not only a deep blow to staff, but also to the economy of the Midlands as a whole, claims Denis Naughten TD.   In response to the announcement Denis Naughten said “This news coming so close to Christmas is a …

Naughten questions survey of Roscommon Town

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten, this afternoon questioned Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) on its survey of Roscommon Town which claimed that there was inadequate and expensive car parking in the town when compared to the country as a whole. The national survey concluded that Roscommon Town needed to improve on car parking availability (four per cent below the national average) and …

No sale of MBNA UK loan book in short term – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

IDA’s understanding is that while BOA does not now expect to sell this UK MBNA portfolio in the short term, the process remains on-going and a potential deal could materialise at any time, local TD Denis Naughten was told in the Dáil this week. The response was provided by Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton TD, who went on to say “IDA …

Increasing Sports Grant could create 316 jobs in Galway – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway by Denis Naughten

Galway clubs plan to invest over €25m in facilities Denis Naughten TD has revealed that the Government could treble the sports grant allocation to County Galway, creating 316 jobs without costing the taxpayer one additional cent. 153 Galway clubs have submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €25m in sport & recreation facilities throughout …