Free Webinar: Working Remotely From Home Wednesday 12 noon

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

COVID-19 – Respond by Working Remotely From Home     Grow Remote and the Ballinasloe Pulse Club are hosting an information webinar open to all on Remote Working   TOMORROW Wednesday 25th March @ 12pm.   They will be covering topics like:   Set-up for working remotely from home o Starting out o Managing teams o Communication o Health & …

Government must pay employers to put staff back on their books – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has asked the Taoiseach & Government to pay a wage subsidy directly to employers to allow them to continue to pay staff during the current crisis. “Rather than inundating our social welfare system with new claims, we should keep the link between employer and employee by paying a generous wage subsidy directly to employers. This would cover …

Post vans must be used to deliver food & medicine to older people – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Health, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has asked An Post to use its mail network across the country to ensure older people have access to food, medicines, newspapers etc without having to leave their homes. “Through my work as Minister for Communications I was able to protect the 5-day delivery service to every home in Ireland and this service must now be used …

Flood assistance schemes must be immediately activated – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to immediately activate financial assistance schemes for farmers, families and businesses impacted upon by the serious flooding within the Shannon basin. “While work is ongoing at present to protect as many homes and businesses as possible, in the case of the farming community they were forced to take stock off land last …

Local jobs will be key election issue in rural constituencies – Naughten

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

“The key election issue in many of the constituencies outside our cities will be the need for people to be able to work locally rather than having to commute to our congested cities for work,” says Denis Naughten TD. “This was clearly highlighted in last week’s Enterprise Ireland 2019 report which showed that across exporting Irish companies in Roscommon, East …

€7m to address Shannon bottlenecks – Naughten

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

investment to improve flow of Shanon River will help address scale of local flooding Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Minister Boxer Moran that an additional €7m has been allocated by Government to address a number of serious pinch points on the River Shannon. This will have a direct impact on the flow of the River and the …

2019 a bad year for local job creation; more must be done to help local business – Naughten

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

Enterprise Ireland companies lost 5 jobs every week in 2019 across our region   The end of year report by Enterprise Ireland shows that across exporting Irish companies in Roscommon, East Galway, Longford, Westmeath and Offaly approximately 5 jobs were lost every week, Denis Naughten TD has highlighted. “With the same counties now facing further job losses as a result …

Local social enterprises secure €42,000 – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €42,200 for a number of social enterprises across County Roscommon & East Galway which will allow to invest in a range of areas including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, computers, training material, or carry out minor refurbishments. The largest grant allocated to the area is for €15,000 which is going …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …

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 …