Trinity must engage with Government & public on future science gallery – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on Trinity College to actively engage with both the Government and the public on its proposed new science gallery model following the gallery’s closure at the end of last month. “Earlier this week the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, told me that not only is public funding …

Record €4m allocated to 54 local sports projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4,050,393 to 54 local sporting organisations across County Roscommon & East Galway stating “this investment will improve local sports facilities and ensure far greater levels of participation in sport”. “This is a historic allocation of funding under the Sports Capital Programme to Roscommon and East Galway and comes on top of …

Credit Union Update

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

I recently attended a meeting of local Credit Unions to explore ways that they could help support local economic growth. I firmly believe that the Credit Union movement has a key roll to play when it comes to providing community banking across many parts of Ireland, now that the main banks have left. The basic independent banking infrastructure already exists …

Government plan to bring people back into our towns welcomed – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Town Centre First strategy, which will build on work already taking place to bring families and businesses back into towns across County Roscommon and East Galway. “There is no doubt there must be a focus on bringing families back into vacant houses, particularly when we have 45,000 vacant homes …

Ireland could provide electricity to 64m EU homes if offshore opportunity developed – Naughten

In Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Ireland has the potential to produce enough renewable electricity to power 64.4m homes across the EU if the Government developed the offshore energy sector in a strategic manner, Denis Naughten told the Dáil today. “The present approach of Government is to develop these opportunities in a piecemeal manner, which is positive for ports such as Ros a Mhíl with a …

Galway-Athlone rail service must get new carriages – Naughten

In East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten is calling on the Minister for Transport to ensure new rail carriages are allocated to the Athlone-Galway rail line to enhance services from Athlone, Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Oranmore into and out of Galway City. He has called on the Minister to ensure that some of the 41 new rail carriages to be delivered to …

Work starts on channel to get water to Meelick quicker – Naughten

In Agriculture, East Galway, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

    Work will improve flow of Shannon to help address local flooding   Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed that work by Waterways Ireland is about to commence on the old channel to improve the flow of the River Shannon to Meelick Weir. “These works, which will involve the cleaning of this channel that had closed up due …

45,000 empty premises in West & North West enough to meet over a year’s housing need – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People by Denis Naughten

The Dáil heard from Denis Naughten TD this week that 44,905 residential and commercial properties are currently empty in the five Connacht counties and the three border counties of Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan with many of those being vacant family homes close to schools and services, including having 1,000mbps broadband outside the door. Denis Naughten told the Taoiseach that the …

People with a disability effectively marooned due to lack of mobility supports – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said the blanket resignation of the appeals board for primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers effectively means the vast majority of people with a disability are now marooned in their own homes. At the end of last year, the members of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal tendered their resignation to the Minister …

€700k to help regenerate Strokestown – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over €700,000 will be spent on plans to regenerate Strokestown and strengthen the town’s links with Strokestown Park House by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten. This project aims to address vacancy, integrate the town with Strokestown House and support the growth of further retail and indigenous business …