Howlin approved sale of State-owned telecoms assets – Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

  Labour Leader chose to long-finger ownership decision on National Broadband Plan     Denis Naughten has received confirmation in a Dáil reply that Labour Leader Brendan Howlin approved the disposal of Coillte telecoms assets at a time, in 2015, when they could have been key to the delivery of the National Broadband Plan.   “Brendan Howlin is critical of the decision which …

Why did Labour kick broadband ownership decision beyond 2016 election?

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

I’ve been amazed at some of the commentary this week by former Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. Brenda has taken a new found interest in the ownership model on broadband infrastructure but yet has failed to explain why he and then Communications Minister Alex White, decided not to make a decision on the ownership model for …

Historic day as Government approves broadband for rural Ireland – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

“Today’s decision by Government to proceed with the National Broadband Plan is one of the defining days in the history of our Country and will be the turning point for the revitalisation of rural Ireland” says Denis Naughten TD “When I entered Government my absolute priority as Minister was to ensure that high-speed broadband was provided to the more than …

Naughten confirms that N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project to tender

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that the N5 road project from Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge has been approved to go to construction by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross T.D. “The project which will cost approximately €200m has now received planning approval and will now move to the tender & construction phase of a 34km of …

Broadband will be more important than electricity

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

There is nobody in Ireland who believes that any home, regardless of location, should be without electricity. That belief is what drove the politicians of the last century to deliver on rural electrification. If that decision was determined purely on a cost benefit analysis then today we would have homes in Ireland without this basic human requirement. But could we …

Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local TD Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2019 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 the funding scheme announced this morning by Minister …

New law will ensure cooperation on development of Athlone as a city

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Government has confirmed a commitment secured by local TD Denis Naughten that a new law will be introduced to ensure cooperation across the River Shannon on the development of Athlone as the key economic driver of the Heartlands Region, incorporating counties Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath and East Galway. “The objective of this new law is to ensure that a …

Naughten confirms €276k allocation for Roscommon-Galway communities

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that communities across Roscommon-Galway are set to benefit from a new Government fund specifically targeting facilities in local communities. Under the Government’s new Community Enhancement Programme, Roscommon and Galway communities have been allocated €276,702. The Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide a total of €4.5 …

Consultants to be appointed for Ballinasloe flood scheme – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that consultant engineers are to be appointed to the Ballinasloe Flood Relief project to progress a €8.6m investment in the town. “Consultant engineers are to be appointed to progress the development of a Flood Relief Scheme for Ballinasloe, including any environmental assessment, public consultation and to deliver the formal planning approval for the …