Regional Independents to seek Dail approval for carbon budgets and separate targets for agriculture – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Regional Independent TDs will table changes to the Climate Bill that will require Dáil approval of all carbon budgets as well as a separate emission target for agriculture to ensure it does not become the scapegoat for failures in other Government Departments. “We do not want to undermine the overall objective behind the Climate Bill, but we believe the …

Climate Law is anti-democratic, anti-Irish, anti-climate and anti-poor – Naughten

In Blog, Environment by Denis Naughten

Speech by Denis Naughten TD on the Climate Action Bill 2021 Check against delivery This Bill, as presently drafted is Anti-democratic Anti-Irish Anti-Climate Anti-poor Don’t get me wrong, climate change must be addressed, and I believe we do need a new climate law to make it happen in Ireland, both urban & rural. As Ireland’s first Climate Minister, I did not …

€4.1m for local active travel projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Funding of €4.1m has been allocated to local projects under the active travel scheme, which will make walking far safer in many local areas, says Denis Naughten TD. “Right across Roscommon and East Galway over 30 projects have been funded ranging from extensions of footpaths to local amenities and improved school safety to the enhancement of public transport and active …

Rural strategy right but will Dublin decisionmakers deliver it? asks Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Plan can bring life into village streets   Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Dáil’s Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s Rural Future plan which he says, if delivered, will give families a real option of living in their own home in a rural community instead of renting in Dublin City. However, Denis Naughten has warned that the key …

€500k investment for Mote Park – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €500,000 for the Mote Park outdoor recreation trail experience and a cycle link to the Beara Breffni Way on the River Suck. The funding from Minister Heather Humphreys will be used to develop traditional ground trails through the park as well as new vertical trails and a vertical walkway viewing tower …

€176m of electricity charges to be demolished as Minister leaves future of Midland plants to ESB – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said that he is disappointed with the “hands off” approach being taken by the Minister for Energy Eamon Ryan to the potential future use of the two midland peat power stations at Lanesboro and Shannonbridge. Deputy Naughten made his comments after questioning the Minister in the Dáil last night where Minister Ryan stated that the ESB …

Taoiseach told to impound vehicles of illegal dumpers

In Environment, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Taoiseach to intervene and ensure the law is strengthened to allow for vehicles involved in illegal dumping to be impounded. Deputy Naughten, who raised the issue of increased illegal dumping during lockdown with the Taoiseach in Dáil Éireann, said: “We are all relying on public areas, walks and trails during the lockdown, yet thoughtless …

Athlone to Galway cycleway is the opportunity of our generation – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Have your say by 1st March on a project that is the railway of the 21st Century   Local TD, and cycleway advocate, Denis Naughten is urging individuals, communities and landowners to make their views known on the planned routes for the Athlone to Galway cycleway within the next 10 days. He pointed out this project is “the opportunity of …

Naughten: concerns over ‘long-fingering’ of decision on power station demolition

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Seasonal staff need assurances on work this year Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed serious concerns with regard to the ongoing delay by Government in confirming that it will stall any plan by the ESB to demolish the power stations at Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. Following a recommendation by the Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey, a commitment was included in the …

6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions shows potential for good broadband – Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of data by the EPA & SEAI which shows the significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by speeding up the delivery of fibre broadband and flexible working arrangements. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) have jointly released an analysis of the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on …