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 …

Enterprise Committee asked to consider impact of Aptar review – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD that he has asked the Western Region Enterprise Committee to look at the local implications of the ongoing review of operations by Aptar in Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment was responding to a Dáil question posed by Deputy Naughten following his previous …

Naughten to raise Aptar future with Tanaiste Leo Varadkar

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten will raise the future of the jobs at the Aptar plant in Ballinasloe with the new Tanaiste & Minister for Enterprise, Trade & Employment Leo Vardakar in Dáil Éireann this Tuesday.   “The decision by Ballinasloe based company Aptar is to review its operation in the town over the coming weeks will cause huge anxiety, not just for …

Culling our cattle is good for climate maths but not our planet – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The current system of calculating climate emissions discriminates against a food exporter such as Ireland and is also harmful for our environment, Denis Naughten told Dáil Éireann last week. During a debate on climate change and agriculture Denis Naughten pointed out: “Even though 90% of our beef is exported, Ireland is penalised for being the most carbon efficient beef exporter …

Naughten urges Councils to explore use of outdoor spaces to support restaurants & cafes

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has backed calls from the Taoiseach for local authorities to show flexibility in relation to outdoor seating. “As we move through the roadmap for the lifting of restrictions, we need to look at solutions that will help local businesses to re-open safely, get people back to work and help our economy to start to recover,” stated …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

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 …