Roscommon & Galway now connected to two international airports by motorway – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the opening of the new motorway from Tuam to Gort, which ensures that Roscommon & Galway are now directly connected to two international airports by motorway. “With the enhancement of services at Knock Airport and the roll out of 1000mbps high speed broadband to many local towns and villages over the coming months makes …

Naughten announces almost €100,000 for conservation work to 12 listed buildings in Roscommon

In Infrastructure, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that 12 buildings of significant heritage value in Roscommon are set to benefit from almost €100,000 in Government funding for conservation and repair work.  “12 protected structures in Roscommon including Boyle Courthouse, St. Nathy’s Cathedral Ballaghaderreen and 17th Century Chapel Strokestown Park will undergo significant repair and stabilization work to support the …

Naughten announces over €2 million funding for energy efficiency upgrades locally

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Minister Denis Naughten has provided more than €2 million for energy efficiency upgrades in the coming months to homes, businesses and community buildings locally that will improve quality of life. Local families will have their fuel-poor homes upgraded through improved insulation, heating, lighting, window and floor upgrades which will reduce energy bills and make these homes more comfortable and healthier. …

€90,000 for Ballymurray flood works – Minister Denis Naughten

In Environment, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray, Roscommon, Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind. “These works are practical steps to help solve the …

Naughten signs agreement with Eir that will deliver high speed broadband to 300,000 rural premises within 90 weeks

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

4 April 2017 Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD has paved the way to ensure that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland can access high speed broadband within 90 weeks. These premises were previously part of the State Intervention Area but will now be provided by Eir. The Minister has also updated the map to add …

Minister Denis Naughten announces new €5 million Scheme to Deep Retrofit Homes

In Energy, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Denis Naughten has today announced a new multi-annual scheme to provide financial support to people who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A’ rating on the Building Energy Rating (BER) scale. The allocation of €5 million to the scheme this year will fund major energy efficiency upgrades to homes and low …

Roam like at Home is one step closer – Minister Denis Naughten

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister for Communications Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that an end to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges in the EU is one step closer following a deal between the European Commission, Council and Parliament on the EU Wholesale Roaming Regulation. The agreement, which determines the maximum price at which EU mobile operators may buy and sell Voice, SMS and …

Relocation scheme for flooded homes welcome – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. “This scheme is something I have been working on since the flooding last winter which had such a devastating effect on a number of homes,” stated Minister Naughten. “I am delighted that €2m has now been secured …

Green light to progress East Bridge project which will significantly reduce Ballinasloe flood threat

In East Galway, Environment, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Last Saturday Minister Sean Canney announced that he has allocated €40,000 to start the consent process required to widen the channel of the River Suck at the East Bridge in Ballinasloe. “At a recent meeting with the local flood committee Minister Canney & I were informed that the widening at the East Bridge was the single most important project to …

Minister Naughten to participate in live Q&A on delivering high speed broadband

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

In a social media first, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten is to participate in a live broadcast on Facebook addressing questions from the public on the delivery of high speed broadband to every home and business in Ireland. The Q&A will be broadcast live on Denis Naughten’s Facebook page from Facebook HQ in Dublin on Tuesday 13th September from 7pm “As I have …