Bord na Mona lay-offs threaten Dáil solidarity on Covid – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has written to the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, asking him to directly intervene to ensure Bord na Mona applies Government funded Covid supports in an equitable manner. “We have a bizarre situation where a Semi-State company is using the wage subsidy scheme for some of its employees while using the Pandemic Unemployment Payment for other employees and …

Naughten seeks proposals for getting back to business

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

  Local businesses are being asked by Denis Naughten TD to consider how they can introduce social distancing to allow them to safely re-open and also what supports they may need.   Last week in the Dáil, Denis Naughten proposed measures which could allow people to safely return to work, including placing a yellow notice on public access to the …

Survey starts for broadband roll out – Naughten

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

Next week National Broadband Ireland will start to survey rural homes in mid Roscommon for the delivery of high-speed broadband with the build-out taking place before Easter 2021. From next week the National Broadband Ireland contractor, 4Site, will commence initial surveys in Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Lackan, Kilroosky, Four-Mile-House and will also survey adjoining areas in Galway and around …

New measures could allow people to return to work – Naughten

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

New measures to allow people to return to work where they can safely implement social distancing have been proposed by Denis Naughten TD. This would include placing a yellow notice on public access to the workplace outlining how they are complying with social distancing rules. Speaking in Dáil Eireann today, Denis Naughten said: “We need to open our country; however, …

Lanesboro & Shannonbridge closures: where is Bord na Mona & Minister?

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

Naughten seeks public comment on Lough Ree Power decision   Denis Naughten TD has called on both Bord na Mona & Minister Richard Bruton to publicly comment on the ESB’s decision to shut down its operations at Lough Ree Power in Lanesboro, following the decision to close West Offaly Power in Shannonbridge last week. “It is now a week since …

Bord na Mona & Minister must address Shannonbridge closure – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has called on both Bord na Mona & Minister Richard Bruton to publicly comment on the decision by the ESB to shut down its operations at West Offaly Power in Shannonbridge. “This decision has huge implications for job retention not just in West Offaly and the associated bogs but right across the midlands and we need to …

Covid 19 information for employers, employees and self employed

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

I have been inundated with queries about different aspects of the financial supports available for people as a result of Covid 19. The Department of Employment & Social Protection has now produced a very good document, attached, dealing with many of these questions. I would encourage people with queries to go to page 21 where they have listed the most …

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 …