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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. …

Minister Naughten announces €55k for environmental projects in Roscommon-Galway

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten is announcing the projects across Roscommon-Galway that have been successful under the 2018 Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund.  This fund supports local environmental initiatives by communities, individuals and not-for-profit groups. Roscommon has 23 projects, receiving total funding of €19,550, and Galway county has 30 projects, with funding of €36,110, confirmed Minister Naughten. …

Naughten launches ‘Call for Applications’ under new €500 million Climate Action Fund

In Energy, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, is today launching the first ‘Call for Applications’ under the Government’s new €500million Climate Action Fund. The Climate Action Fund will support initiatives from the public and private sector that will help Ireland reach its climate and energy targets.  The deadline for applications is October 1st 2018. The €500million fund is …

Cigarettes account for more than half of litter in Roscommon

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Cigarette butts account for more than half the litter on our streets nationally and here in Roscommon, according to Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten who has published the 2017 National Litter Pollution Report. The report by his Department’s Litter Monitoring Body reveals the extent, causes and composition of litter across the country. “In Roscommon just under 30% of areas …

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Minister Naughten delighted with positivity of ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ event

In Business & Jobs, Campaigns, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten recently held a discussion-based workshop in Ballinasloe as the second phase of his project ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’. The event brought together representatives of State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area. Speaking about the positivity and energy of the event, Minister Naughten said: “This project has been about stimulating debate about …

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Minister Naughten confirms second phase of project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the project he announced recently – ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ – is now moving on to the second phase, a discussion-based workshop. Minister Naughten recently asked the public to complete a survey on St Brigid’s Hospital aiming to explore potential new uses for the site. “I would like to thank everyone who took the …

€15 million Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

In Environment, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that €15 million in Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.    Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from funding announced this morning …