Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Development of Rural Hubs, Broadband and Mobile Coverage in Rural Ireland

In Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am to discuss the development of rural digital hubs, broadband and mobile coverage in rural Ireland. Dr. Stjohn O’Connor and Mr. Turlough O’Brien from the Department of Community and Rural Development will appear in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House as the …

Stay & Spend savings should underwrite gift voucher guarantee – Naughten

In Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

In Dáil Éireann tomorrow (Thursday) Denis Naughten TD will seek to have the Government’s Stay & Spend scheme restructured to ensure gift vouchers issued in the tourism and hospitality sector can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “Government has set aside €140m for the Stay & Spend Scheme to issue tax refunds for the period October to December 2020, …

Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme

In Families, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, at 9am in Committee Room 4 of Leinster House to discuss the Pandemic Unemployment Payment scheme. Officials from the Department of Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and The Islands will appear before the Committee, nine days after a public consultation carried out …

Covid evidence in the clouds, as Government consider Level 3.51 for December – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Current 5 level lockdown model must be replaced   Denis Naughten TD has called on the Taoiseach to access the large amounts of data on Covid-19 infections that the HSE is storing in the cloud in advance of making decisions on how the lockdown is to be lifted. “Government is looking at some type of easing of restrictions that would …

€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

Government must guarantee gift vouchers from tourism & hospitality sector – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Culture, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling on Government to restructure the Stay & Spend scheme to ensure gift vouchers issued in the run up to Christmas can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “When we see iconic attractions such as Dublin Zoo under threat of closure, this will make many people wary of purchasing gift vouchers for hotels, restaurants or …

€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway. The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19. Commenting on …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will push for changes to the Finance Bill this week, seeking the introduction of enhanced tax incentives for those who invest in business and job creation at the Bord na Mona workshops and the sites of the power stations at Lough Ree & West Offaly. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

We should scrap current Covid level restriction model – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the scrapping of the current 5 level ‘living with Covid-19’ model and it’s replacement with an Irish specific model that opens up as much of society as possible while ensuring the next wave of infection does not lead to a further lockdown. “Too many of the restrictions introduced here are based on advice from …

Tánaiste must directly intervene to replace Aptar jobs – Naughten

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

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Local TD Denis Naughten will take the issue of the Aptar job losses directly to the floor of Dáil Éireann, where he will question Leo Varadkar on the need for him to take personal ownership of actions to secure replacement jobs for the town of Ballinasloe. “Since last June when Aptar took the decision to review its operation …