Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …

Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Illegal Dumping

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

The issue of illegal dumping has been raised with me during the election campaign.  As far as I am concerned illegal dumping across our countryside, roads and rivers is both environmental and economic treason and must be treated as such. During my term as  Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment I introduced the anti dumping initiative and to date …

€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 …

Naughten confirms poster free election campaign

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Former Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that he will contest the general election without the use of posters.   “During my time as Minister for the Environment I led a number of initiatives to eliminate single use plastics, and I have decided that during the general election campaign of 2020 I will not use posters as …

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 …

Economic catastrophe facing midlands in 68 days

In Environment, Jobs, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD’s had a meeting with the Bord na Mona group of unions yesterday. They informed us that the company is currently borrowing money on a day-to-day basis to pay staff The public service obligation finishes for Lough Ree Power on the 9th of December and for  West Offaly on the 31st of December next. This is completely unsustainable We …

Government must immediately release €30m in funds for bog rehabilitation -Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on Government to release €30m from the Climate Action Fund to immediately commence work on cut away bog rehabilitation in light of serious concerns raised by unions regarding the future of 2,000 Bord na Mona jobs across the midlands. Deputy Naughten secured a commitment from An Taoiseach that money from the Climate Action Fund should be …