Ericsson job losses blow to Midlands – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  The announcement by Ericsson that it is to lay off 100 staff from its R&D facility in Athlone is not only a deep blow to staff, but also to the economy of the Midlands as a whole, claims Denis Naughten TD.   In response to the announcement Denis Naughten said “This news coming so close to Christmas is a …

Naughten questions survey of Roscommon Town

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten, this afternoon questioned Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) on its survey of Roscommon Town which claimed that there was inadequate and expensive car parking in the town when compared to the country as a whole. The national survey concluded that Roscommon Town needed to improve on car parking availability (four per cent below the national average) and …

No sale of MBNA UK loan book in short term – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

IDA’s understanding is that while BOA does not now expect to sell this UK MBNA portfolio in the short term, the process remains on-going and a potential deal could materialise at any time, local TD Denis Naughten was told in the Dáil this week. The response was provided by Jobs Minister, Richard Bruton TD, who went on to say “IDA …

Increasing Sports Grant could create 316 jobs in Galway – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway by Denis Naughten

Galway clubs plan to invest over €25m in facilities Denis Naughten TD has revealed that the Government could treble the sports grant allocation to County Galway, creating 316 jobs without costing the taxpayer one additional cent. 153 Galway clubs have submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €25m in sport & recreation facilities throughout …

Increasing Sports Grant could create 42 jobs in Leitrim – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Leitrim clubs plan to invest over €2.7m in facilities Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that the Government could treble the sports grant allocation to County Roscommon, creating 84 jobs without costing the taxpayer one additional cent. 48 Roscommon clubs have submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport & recreation facilities …

Increasing Sports Grant could create 84 jobs in Roscommon– Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Roscommon clubs plan to invest over €5m in facilities Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that the Government could treble the sports grant allocation to County Roscommon, creating 84 jobs without costing the taxpayer one additional cent. 48 Roscommon clubs have submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport & recreation facilities throughout …

Realignment of army brigade structure ignores Athlone’s strategic location – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed disappointment following the announcement by the Defence Minister of his plan to dismantle the 4th Western Brigade and downgrade the status of Custume Barracks, Athlone, which will result in up to 200 personnel and their families being forced to relocate. The announcement also confirms that there will be 971 personnel to be based at …

Naughten again raises MBNA jobs with Minister

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil this week seeking an update on the discussions regarding the Bank of America’s MBNA credit card division in Carrick on Shannon. In response the Minister stated that the IDA “is in regular contact with Bank of America management in Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin and at corporate level to monitor developments …

Custume Barracks decision premature

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Importance of Athlone’s strategic location ignored Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed dismay at the decision by the Minister for Defence to sanction the downgrade of Custume Barracks in Athlone and to abolish the 4th Western Brigade of the Defence Forces. “It seems bizarre that the Defence Minister stated in the Dáil, less than a month ago, that it would …

50 local jobs can be created on foot of Government food funding ? Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has claimed that up to 50 jobs could be created locally as a result of the Government announcement to release funding for food projects to LEADER companies throughout the country. The detail of the scheme has yet to be made available. However, the announcement of €5 million in funding in 2012/2013 to support the creation and …