Naughten raises MBNA jobs in Dáil

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned the Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton TD, on the action being taken to secure alternative employment for MBNA staff. Responding to the question Minister Bruton stated that an inter-agency group has been established to focus on staff supports and sourcing an alternative business for the MBNA site. The Minister also stated: “There have been a …

Alexion to establish its first global manufacturing facility in Monksland

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Alexion, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical sector, is to establish its first company-owned vialling facility on the site of the Alkermes plant in Monksland, Athlone. “The decision by Alexion, which has been described by Forbes magazine as the second most innovative company in the world, to make its first strategic investment in Monksland is a huge vote of confidence …

Naughten encourages local business to use online tool to access €12 billion public sector contract pool

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

  14th October 2013   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed a new technology business that will help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) win a greater share of public sector contracts worth €12 billion. He said that the opportunities were huge for local SMEs to win a far greater share of public sector tenders.   Businessman Tony Corrigan launched TenderScout last …

EU delays blocking job creation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Government plan to create 240 jobs per week hindered by EU Commission delays Denis Naughten TD has called for action to be taken to tackle EU delays which are hindering the job creation incentive scheme announced in last December’s Budget. The scheme is designed to get cash into businesses with potential to create jobs. Speaking in the Dáil this morning, …

Naughten raises Athlone job losses in Dáil

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil this week on steps being taken to address the loss of up to 230 staff in two important local employers, Alkermes and Covidien. “The job losses at these two plants not only have a direct impact on staff and their families but will also take approximately €8m from …

Buyer still sought for MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Jobs Minister that a buyer is still being sought for the UK loan book of MBNA. In a Dáil response Denis Naughten was informed that “Bank of America continues to look for a buyer for the remainder of the UK Credit Card book but no suitable buyer has been found …

Key questions must be answered on burger contamination -Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

“While we now have a source of the contamination of burgers with horse meat, it still leaves key questions to be answered” claims Denis Naughten TD. Speaking in the Dáil recently Denis Naughten pointed out that “the AIBP group handles over one quarter of the total beef kill in Ireland and just under a quarter in Britain. It seems bizarre …

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 …