Naughten welcomes planning application for Glenamaddy treatment plant

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed confirmation that Irish Water is to submit a planning application next week for the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and pumping station at Mountkelly, Glenamaddy. This work will form part of the upgrade to the Glenamaddy Sewerage Scheme. “News that this planning application is to be lodged in the coming days is …

Minister Naughten authorises turlough flood monitoring programme

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has authorised the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to establish a groundwater/turlough flood monitoring programme, in conjunction with the OPW, which will study turloughs in Roscommon, Galway and Longford in unprecedented detail. This work has commenced with the monitoring of current water levels within turloughs as well as historic analysis of rainfall and flooding. It will also …

€200,000 for Co. Roscommon flood works – Naughten

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated €200,000 for flood works throughout the county, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The works will directly address the flooding of homes and property which occurred last winter and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground last …

Funding approved to address Ballinasloe flooding – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Birchgrove works to divert flood waters Roscommon County Council has been allocated funding for flood works at Birchgrove, Creagh, Ballinasloe, to address a serious flooding problem that arose last winter. The works include the installation of a drain to divert surface water to address a serious problem which damaged homes and marooned families. This is the third allocation of funding …

Fisheries monitoring Castleplunkett turlough – Naughten

In Environment, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland have supervised the removal of dead fish from the turlough in Castleplunkett, following local concerns over water contamination. This follows the news that the fish were discovered at the site of the turlough after waters receded. “I have been in contact with my officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland and …

Minister Naughten to meet Coillte officials over flooding

In Environment, News, North-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Denis Naughten TD, is to discuss the recent flooding on Sliabh Ban with officials from Coillte later this week, he has confirmed.  “I visited one of the sites of the flooding last Thursday night and listened to the very genuine concerns and legitimate questions expressed by families in the vicinity of Sliabh Ban,” …

Investment in sewer network could have implications for local flooding – Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought urgent clarification from Irish Water on the impact of the sewer upgrade on localised flooding in Roscommon Town. Irish Water has announced an investment of €2.9m in the wastewater infrastructure in Roscommon Town, which will see surface water that currently goes into the sewer network, diverted into local drains and streams. “While the level …

Bord na Móna can provide solutions to flooding – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling for Bord na Móna to become an integral part of the flood relief planning for the Rivers Shannon and Suck due to the unique skills available to the company. Speaking in Clonown at the weekend Denis Naughten said: “By allowing cut away bogs located North of Lough Ree, South of Athlone and within the catchment of …

Immediate solutions – not more studies – needed to address flooding – Naughten

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has described the impact of flooding on local homes and businesses after the severe rainfall as a result of Storm Desmond as “devastating”. “Since the last serious flooding in 2009 we have had some remedial works, and these are welcome, but many more were postponed pending the completion of consultants’ reports and the CFRAMS flood study,” stated Denis …

Naughten, Connolly & Fallon call for Irish Water to be shelved

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Public should not be asked to pay for Irish Water inefficiencies
The inefficiencies within Irish Water clearly demonstrate that the organisation is not fit for purpose and the public should not be made to foot the bill, according to local TD Denis Naughten as well as Councillors Domnick Connolly and Laurence Fallon who have called for Irish Water to be shelved.