€169m EU fund for Midland’s welcome but it must deliver sustainable jobs – Naughten 

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of a €169m EU Just Transition Fund for the Midland Counties but cautioned that it is “vital that this funding delivers long term sustainable jobs across the region to replace the jobs lost in both the ESB and Bord na Mona”.   “The closure of the two power stations in Lanesboro and …

Dáil support sought for frontline workers with long COVID – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Health, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will seek Dáil support on Wednesday to designate long COVID as an occupational illness for frontline workers who contracted the virus due to their employment.   Deputy Naughten has tabled an amendment to the Social Welfare Bill which could result in long COVID being listed as an occupational illness, allowing frontline workers to avail of long-term income assistance until they are …

Naughten seeks additional morning and evening rail services between County Roscommon & Dublin

In Environment, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has called for additional rail service to and from Westport/Dublin each morning and evening by connecting with the Dublin/Galway rail service in Athlone. This would involve one additional set of rail carriages on the Athlone to Westport line with an additional 7.30am service from Castlerea and 7.50am from Roscommon to Dublin arriving at 9.50am in …

Naughten seeks 2 additional morning commuter rail services into Galway

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

    Denis Naughten TD has called for an additional rail service arriving into Galway city before 8am from Athlone, which could then provide an additional rail service from Athenry arriving in before 9am. Deputy Naughten raised the issue with Minister Eamon Ryan in the Dáil recently when he sought a commitment that some of the 41 new rail carriages …

Naughten seeks 2 additional trains based in Athlone

In Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Transport to stop ignoring the proposed city status for Athlone when it comes to the allocation of the 41 new rail carriages being delivered to Irish Rail and ensure that two new trains are based there to enhance the rail services to both Galway and Westport. The local TD is looking …

Fáilte Ireland looks to develop cruise hire business on Shannon – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Positive news on the tourism front with Fáilte Ireland planning to revitalise cruise tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, has been welcomed by Denis Naughten TD.   “Building on the recent interest shown by domestic visitors in hiring cruisers on the River Shannon, Fáilte Ireland has initiated a study to examine how the sector can be developed and revitalised within Ireland’s …

Clear pathway urgently needed to achieve 51% reduction in emissions – Naughten

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

It is imperative we now have a clear roadmap on how we can practically achieve the 51% national emissions reduction target for 2030 across each sector, says Denis Naughten TD. “Across each of the sectors we are now seeking monumental change over the next 89 months, a rate of change that has not been achieved anywhere on our planet. This …

Wireless broadband services must be extended to rural homes pending completion of broadband plan – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Government to work with existing wireless broadband providers to utilise the equipment that will be taken out of some 30,000 homes over the coming year as they connect to the new fibre cable delivered by National Broadband Ireland. “As National Broadband Ireland delivers fibre broadband to rural homes, families will come off their …

IDA should secure HSE lands in Ballinasloe – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has asked the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the IDA acquire additional land from the HSE for industrial investment in the town of Ballinasloe.    Speaking in the Dáil recently Denis Naughten pointed out that in Ballinasloe on the St Brigid’s Hospital Campus we have 50 acres of development land with water, wastewater, fibre optic …

Ericsson jobs boost confirms midlands as Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Ericsson that it is to recruit 250 people at its Research and Development Centre in Athlone to support the ongoing development of its global 5G mobile technology programme. “This is a significant endorsement of Athlone as an integral part of Ericsson’s global research and development footprint from a company which has …