€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 …

Urgent intervention needed on Lough Funshinagh flooding – Naughten

In Agriculture, Environment, Families, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has again been in communication with the Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue TD, seeking their urgent intervention on the rapidly deteriorating situation on the ground at Lough Funshinagh. “Water levels are now 9cm higher than the historic high-water mark set in April 2020 and as …

Roscommon Council brings life back to 44 houses – Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

In the last 12 months Roscommon County Council has brought new life back to 44 vacant houses across the County following an investment of €379,500 from the Department of Housing, according to local TD Denis Naughten. “It is deeply frustrating looking at a vacant house falling further and further into disrepair because it also has an impact on neighbours and …

Naughten confirms €179k for local walking routes

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Local Issues, North-Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD and Chair of the Dáil Committee on Community & Rural Affairs, Denis Naughten, has confirmed the allocation of €179,000 for the small-scale enhancement of local walking trails across Roscommon and East Galway. “Funding has been allocated for the improvement of trails in Ballygar, Glenamaddy and Lawrencetown in East Galway as well as Boyle, Strokestown to Tarmonbarry and Granlahan …

Blended is the future for remote working, but public service must be open to innovation – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD has warmly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Remote Working Strategy but has warned it is doomed to failure unless there is a more open attitude to innovation within the public service. “I believe that blended working, involving remote hubs both within the public service and in society as a whole, will be key to the uptake …

Greenway must go through proposed park for Kellysgrove, Ballinasloe

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

Local TD Denis Naughten & Cllr Evelyn Parsons have requested that the Dublin to Galway Greenway be routed along the canal through Kellysgrove Bog, adjoining the town of Ballinasloe, before continuing from Ballinasloe to Athenry and on to Galway City. “Plans are now underway to rehabilitate Kellysgrove Bog and both local Cllr Evelyn Parsons & I believe that this should …