€430,000 for local Clár projects to improve community facilities and school safety – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD, Chairperson of the Join Oireachtas Committee Community & Rural Affairs, has confirmed the allocation of over €430,000 to projects across Roscommon and East Galway to address safety at schools and the upgrading of local community and sports facilities. The focus of this year’s grants has been on community well-being as well as school safety, with 11 local …

Businesses selling everything from clothes to Christmas trees can remain open with click & collect – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Businesses must avail of 90% grant to save Christmas Denis Naughten TD, Chair of the Dáil Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, is urging local businesses to promote click & collect services, which will allow them to continue to sell everything from clothes to Christmas trees during the Level 5 lockdown. “While I fully accept there …

Government website says 40% of marts don’t have decent broadband – Naughten

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

According to the Government’s own website 40% of marts across the country have a poor broadband service which requires upgrading, says Denis Naughten TD.   “Solely based on a review of the Government broadband website www.Broadband.gov.ie 68 marts across the country can be identified and 19 of these marts are included under the National Broadband Plan to have their service upgraded,” stated Denis …

Naughten seeks new Government services to save Post Office network

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

Local Post Offices must become the one-stop-shop for all Government services not only to minimise the risk of Covid-19 but to ensure that the 950 strong network does not collapse, says Denis Naughten TD.   “Since the emergence of Covid-19 last March access to many Government services has been restricted for those who don’t want to, or who cannot, use …

Budget 2021 is a missed opportunity to create a new sustainable Irish economy – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 speech While Budget 2021 is looking to the combined challenges of Brexit, Covid and housing it fails to bring about structural change to our economy to make it more sustainable for all sectors of our economy, according to Denis Naughten TD. “While Budget 2021 talks about reforming motor tax and VRT and further sets out increases of carbon …

Ballinasloe Swimming Pool

In Blog, East Galway, Families, Health, Infrastructure, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

This is an issue that I’m working very closely on with local Councillors Tim Broderick & Evelyn Parsons who are determined, as am I, to ensure that our local pool in Ballinasloe remains open to the public, subject of course to public health guidance.   I know that the local Councillors have been engaging directly with Galway County Council on this …

Roscommon gets its first 3 broadband hotspots – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that the first three broadband connection points in Creeve, Gortaganny and Tulsk have now gone live, providing high speed broadband hotspots in those communities.   At the end of last month, the high-speed broadband connections at Creeve Community Centre, Gortaganny Resource Centre and Tulsk Digi Hub went live and these connection points are now available to …

Mid Roscommon to have 500mbps broadband by summer – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland expects to have fibre optic broadband available to rural homes in the vicinity of Roscommon Town by next summer, local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten has confirmed. The subcontractors for National Broadband Ireland have completed the mapping work for the areas around the town of Roscommon such as Ballymurray, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, …

Rural Ballinasloe & South Roscommon to have 500mbps broadband by Easter – Naughten

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

National Broadband Ireland expects to have fibre optic broadband available to rural homes in Ballinasloe and South Roscommon by Easter next says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. The sub-contractors for National Broadband Ireland have completed the mapping work for the areas around the town of Ballinasloe such as Taughmaconnell, Ballydangan, Creagh, Moore, Clonfad, Kilconnell, …

Electricity bills to jump by an unjustifiable €54 from Thursday – Naughten

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

Cost of subsidy jumps by 140% but less renewable electricity generated   Denis Naughten has described the fact that electricity bills will jump by €54 a year from Thursday to subsidise renewable electricity as “completely unjustifiable”. He has highlighted that despite the jump in cost there will be 44,000 less homes supplied with green energy. Under a decision taken during …