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 …

Naughten welcomes Taoiseach’s support for rehabilitation plans for local bogs

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the support from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for part of the Climate Action Fund to be used to commence rehabilitation work on the cut away bogs in the midland counties. “Following the decision by Bord na Mona to lay off staff at the Mount Dillon works in counties Roscommon and Longford, and the decision …

Naughten welcomes funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

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

Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding for energy efficiency upgrades to local homes, businesses and community buildings that will improve quality of life and reduce operating costs. “A total of 18 local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more …

Environmental Awareness Funding

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

  2019 Community Environment Action Fund – Local Agenda 21 Environmental Awareness Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the 2019 Community Environment Action Fund (Local Agenda 21)) This Fund promotes …

Irish suckler beef 35 times better for environment that from Brazil – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, News, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Taoiseach agrees to evaluate environmental aspect of deal   Denis Naughten has secured a commitment from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the environmental and climate aspect of the Mercosur deal will be evaluated by Government, not just the economic aspects of the deal. The Roscommon Galway TD believes that such an evaluation will expose the fact that the carbon footprint …

View Post

Government could be sacrificing farm viability for oil industry – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has claimed the Government could be sacrificing family farm viability to support the oil industry by continuing to issue oil exploration licences. “While there has been much talk by Government on the need for agriculture to change to meet the climate challenge, it seems that it is not prepared to act on its own advice when it …

Naughten welcomes compensation package for eel fishermen

In East-Roscommon, Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a compensation package for eel fishermen has been welcomed today (Tuesday) by Denis Naughten TD. The package will be open to licensed or permitted former eel fishermen who were actively engaged in commercial eel fishery prior to 2008 and will assist those who have faced hardship as a result of the restrictions which were imposed. Commenting on …