Government should examine introduction of State bank following Ulster Bank decision – Naughten

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

The Government needs to revisit the establishment of a State bank for SMEs, particularly in light of Ulster Bank’s decision to exit the Irish market, according to Denis Naughten TD. Denis Naughten pointed out that at present Ulster Bank has approximately 15 percent share of the mortgage market, 20 percent of SME lending and a strong corporate banking business and, …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Blended is the future for remote working, but public service must be open to innovation – Naughten

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Denis Naughten TD has warmly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Remote Working Strategy but has warned it is doomed to failure unless there is a more open attitude to innovation within the public service. “I believe that blended working, involving remote hubs both within the public service and in society as a whole, will be key to the uptake …

Over €1.25m for local village renewal – Naughten

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

Local TD, and Chair of the Dáil Rural and Community Affairs Committee, Denis Naughten has confirmed the allocation of €1.261m towards the significant enhancement of 11 local villages across East Galway, Roscommon and adjoining areas. The successful villages are Castleblakeney, Creggs, Dysart, Four Roads, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Rooskey, Tarmonbarry, Croghan, Jamestown and Lanesboro which will see funding allocated through the local County …

Greenway must go through proposed park for Kellysgrove, Ballinasloe

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten & Cllr Evelyn Parsons have requested that the Dublin to Galway Greenway be routed along the canal through Kellysgrove Bog, adjoining the town of Ballinasloe, before continuing from Ballinasloe to Athenry and on to Galway City. “Plans are now underway to rehabilitate Kellysgrove Bog and both local Cllr Evelyn Parsons & I believe that this should …

Tánaiste to ask IDA to consider investing in Ballinasloe– Naughten

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

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a commitment by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, that he is to ask the IDA to consider acquiring land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe. The Tánaiste was responding to a request in Dáil Éireann from Denis Naughten for the IDA to acquire the 50 acres of land in …

Tánaiste’s Ballinasloe meeting must be followed by active IDA support – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the high-level meeting between the Tánaiste and the enterprise agencies regarding Ballinasloe but stated it must now be followed through with “a determined effort by all agencies, especially the IDA, to promote the town of Ballinasloe and all it has to offer”. The meeting by the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar with the West Regional Enterprise …

Submission to Bord na Mona on rehabilitation of Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Disability, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Ms. Doreen King Project Manager Bord na Móna Energy Division, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Doreen.King@bnm.ie   9th December 2020   Dear Ms. King Thank you for your email outlining plans to rehabilitate Castlegar and Kellysgrove Bogs in East Galway and your request for feedback on both projects. Firstly, can I request that there is a full hydrological and surface water …

Report on the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme

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

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development, and the Islands, has this evening published its report on the operation of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, in advance of the introduction of the Social Protection Bill 2020 in the Houses of the Oireachtas tomorrow. The Committee recently completed its consideration of the Pandemic Unemployment Scheme, and undertook a detailed …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss Covid-19 Pandemic Supports targeted at the Islands and Rural Ireland

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The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow to continue its discussion surrounding Covid-19 Pandemic Supports, with a specific look at supports to the Islands and Rural Ireland. On Wednesday, at 9am, officials from the Department of Rural and Community Development will return to Committee Room 4 of Leinster House for their …