3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

We need independent scientific advice in policy and decision making

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

Science Week Speech by Denis Naughten TD Dáil Éireann 10th November 2021 Check against delivery   While science and technology are playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, be it at home, work or in our leisure activities, there has remained a poor public awareness of science and its opportunities for Ireland, our economy, and our people. However, I hope …

Officials asked to explain why broadband delivery pushed back 5 years for some – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Officials overseeing the delivery of the National Broadband Plan will be asked to explain to an Oireachtas Committee why families who had a target date for a fibre connection this year have now been told that they will have to wait another five years, says Denis Naughten TD. “I have correspondence from families who received updates from National Broadband Ireland …

Broadband Plan running 8 months behind target – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

The National Broadband Plan is now effectively running eight months behind target, Denis Naughten TD told Dáil Éireann this afternoon. “Buried inside Tuesday’s budget documentation was the admission that the National Broadband Plan is now running eight months behind schedule; that’s a further two months behind the timeline presented to the Oireachtas Communications Committee by the contractor just last month,” said …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

Big blow to local towns as Bank of Ireland locks doors today – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Action proves need for State banking force   The decision by Bank of Ireland to lock its doors for the last time today (Friday) in the four local towns of in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore has been described by local TD Denis Naughten as “a huge blow to the communities serviced by these branches, making it far more difficult …

Addressing island challenges can help all rural communities – Naughten

In Blog, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

I’m firmly of the view that innovative delivery of water, electricity and broadband infrastructure to our islands can be used as a template for other isolated communities right throughout our country, benefiting all our citizens, regardless of whether the reside on our mainland or on our islands.   I am pleased today to commence our discussion of a priority item …

Spending €500 every second but what will we get for it? asks Naughten

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

Commenting on the publication of the National Development Plan (NDP) this week Denis Naughten said that while the plan sets out a spending program of just over €500 to be spent every single second over this decade, “the key unanswered question is will we get improved delivery for that investment?”. “We have seen with the National Children’s Hospital that there …