Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Dáil Business Committee this morning approved the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications.   “On average 24 forestry appeal applications are submitted each month, with just seven being decided upon. This means it is taking over two years to decide on appeal applications, which is …

Naughten sees community renewable energy projects come to fruition

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

€4.5m renewable boost to local communities as a direct result of my intervention – Naughten   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural Affairs, has welcomed the approval today (Friday) of seven community-owned renewable energy projects that are to be supported under the new renewable energy auction programme. “When I designed this auction project I specifically ringfenced …

Free Start your own business course

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

STRICTLY FOR COUNTY ROSCOMMON CLIENTS    DELIVERED REMOTELY VIA ZOOM: PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE GOOD WI-FI CONNECTION & BROADBAND SPEED FOR THIS TRAINING. A LAPTOP WITH A SPEAKER AND A CAMERA IS REQUIRED. This six week (one evening per week) Start Your Own Business course is suitable for anyone thinking of starting a business or who has recently done so. Dates: Wednesdays: September 9th, …

€110k in Covid-19 support for 4 local areas – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €110,625 for 4 local projects to help rural towns and villages to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support enhancement of Ballinasloe, Athleague, Castlerea & Keadue to help support rural businesses and communities to rebuild in response to COVID-19. Funding of €40,000 has been allocated to the town of …

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 …