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 …

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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 …

Naughten welcomes progress on cleaning of River Shannon

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the progress made to remove pinch points on the River Shannon which will help to address flooding within the river’s catchment particularly in the Shannon and Suck Callows. Denis Naughten commented following the outline of work by Minister Boxer Moran of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group, which was established to …

Naughten welcomes progress on Shannonbridge power station planning

In Agriculture, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that the publication of a notice for planning application for the use of biomass in Shannonbridge power station in County Offaly will be placed this week. It is expected that a formal planning application will be submitted to An Bord Pleanála for the West Offaly power plant while an application to Longford County …

Naughten welcomes €83,000 for Rathcroghan Tours and making local homes warmer

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by Minister Michael Ring of over €83,000 to Tulsk Action Group and Midland Warmer Homes in Curraghboy.     “Tulsk Action Group has received €20,000 towards the cost of purchasing a minibus to facilitate visitors accessing the archeological sites of Rathcroghan. This investment will help increase tourist numbers locally as well as …

Gas network connects to Centre Parcs – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Environment, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Centre Parcs holiday resort in Ballymahon, Co. Longford, was connected to the national gas network just before Christmas describing it as “another significant milestone in the development of tourism as part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands”. During his time as Energy Minister Denis Naughten was instrumental in securing the construction of the gas …

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Plastic ban

In Blog, Environment, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

I’m very pleased to see that my initiative on banning single use plastics has been progressed by Government today. Plastic is destroying our waters, our oceans, our climate and ultimately our health. This ban by Government is a significant step forward in banning single use plastics, outright. Government is now banning single use plastics in all public buildings, including schools. …