Naughten calls for €15k Regional Home Regeneration Grant

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

  First-time buyers who purchase an existing property in a town or village with a significant residential vacancy rate should be eligible to receive a grant of €15,000, Denis Naughten has told the Dáil.   Speaking on a motion regarding affordable housing he proposed that “the grant be available to off-set against their mortgage deposit requirement”.   “Conservatively, there are …

€120k for local historic buildings – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The Government has allocated €120,000 for works to maintain and repair 18 historic buildings across Roscommon and East Galway, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. “Not only will this funding help to maintain these important historic buildings across our area, but it will also support employment as many of these small-scale projects are labour-intensive projects to repair and safeguard our built …

Huge opportunities to develop our towns & rural areas as funding schemes open for applications – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on local communities to look at innovative ways to bring people into their community as well as enhancing amenities for local people. This follows the opening this week of five different funds which can support local employment.   Earlier this morning Minister Michael Ring sought applications under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme which provides communities with …

Funding available for meals on wheels, cancer transport, school safety & recreation areas – Naughten

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

Applications are being sought from local groups under the Clár programme to support community initiatives such as meals on wheels, transport for cancer patients, improved pedestrian safety especially around schools and the development or enhancement of community recreation areas, says Denis Naughten TD. The request for applications was announced by Minister Michael Ring and applications for 90% funding must be …

Are you included on the new broadband map?

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Now that National Broadband Ireland is starting to plan for the rollout of broadband in County Roscommon & East Galway it is important that people check their colour code on the National Broadband Map at www.broadband.gov.ie If people, particularly in towns and villages, are not getting at least 30Mbps consistently then they need to make sure that they are amber …

Naughten welcomes significant investment in outdoor recreation projects

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €942,000 under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme  for the development of amenities throughout the area which will improve local amenities as well as attracting more visitors to our region.     St Johns Amenity Group have secured €200,000 along with a further investment of €50,000 from Roscommon County Council for the …

N61 “totally inadequate” – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has described the N61 as “totally inadequate” for the 5 million vehicles that use it every year and called for investment to improve safety along the route. “The N61 is totally inadequate to meet the volumes of traffic using it at present and it presents a real risk for those who are entering onto or exiting off this …

Naughten welcomes funding for Convent grounds in Roscommon Town

In Families, Health, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €136,484 to begin the process of redeveloping the Convent grounds in Roscommon Town. This is an ambitious project spearheaded by Roscommon County Council in cooperation with the trustees of the sports complex and grounds which will see the redevelopment of lands to facilitate many sporting organisations throughout County Roscommon. “While we …

€185,000 for improvements to local community facilities

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €187,275 by Minister Michael Ring to 50 community facilities throughout County Roscommon & East Galway.   The funding has been provided to help community groups with the purchase of equipment and the upgrade to community facilities to increase their use by local groups   The funding allocated to County Roscommon includes …

Minister Zappone approves funding to assist with childcare insurance costs

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

In recognition of a difficult year for childcare providers Minister Zappone has informed me that she has now approved a once off Programme Support payment which will be made available in the coming days averaging €1,500 per provider.   This funding is in response to the sharp rise in insurance costs.   I’ve recently received a number of representations regarding …