Bruton comments on future of peat plants welcome – Naughten

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

Sugar industry mistake must not be repeated   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed comments from Minister Richard Bruton that the Government has no predetermined position on the future of the power stations in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro. “At yesterday evening’s meeting I presented a proposal to Minister Bruton to consider the use of one or both plants for locally sourced biomass …

Local biomass key to survival of power stations – Naughten

In Agriculture, Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Earlier this week in Dáil Éireann I raised with Minister Richard Bruton the need to develop a domestic biomass industry for the midlands in order to support the two power stations in Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as well as job numbers in our area. Disappointingly we see the result of the failure to make such a move with yesterday’s ESB …

Naughten seeks urgent meeting with Taoiseach over power station closures

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has sought urgent meetings with the Taoiseach and Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment as well as the CEO of the ESB in the wake of the decision to cease generation of electricity power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge by December 2020. “This decision will have a devastating impact on not only those who will lose …

Update on Cuisle Holiday Resort closure

In Blog, Health, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Eireann with my fellow TDs, we refuted some of the ‘claims’ made by the Irish Wheelchair Association. Prior to the debate all the Oireachtas members from County Roscommon had a meeting with Minister Finian McGrath TD. We outlined our concerns and the unanimous request that the Irish Wheelchair Association postpone any decision for 12 months. Minister McGrath …

€3.6m to be invested in new Monksland Enterprise Centre – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of government funding of €2.75m and a further €900,000 by Roscommon County Council to develop a new life sciences innovation hub in Monksland in Athlone.    The funding is to refurbish a disused building in Daneswell Business Park into a life sciences and co-working hub to support existing rural enterprises requiring high speed …

Naughten seeks special tax support for midland peat region

In Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will table an amendment to the Finance Bill this week seeking the introduction of enhanced tax relief for those who invest in business and job creation across counties Roscommon, East Galway, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath & Laois. The Roscommon Galway TD is looking for an increase in the tax relief which would be available under the Employment Investment …

Roscommon Garda Divisional HQ

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Prior to the decision made by the Garda Commissioner to downgrade Roscommon Garda Divisional Headquatters I contacted the Minister for Justice and also raised the issue at the Justice Committee with the Commissioner. I’ve now received a reply from Minister Flanagan: GardaDivisionReply And here is what I said previously to the Commissioner:

Close to €1m to be invested in local community projects – Naughten

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

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €688,000 for projects throughout County Roscommon from Creagh, Ballinasloe to Keadue in North Roscommon which with Council and community funding bringing the investment close to €1m. This funding from Minister Michael Ring is a welcome boost to local community groups, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council who are bringing new …

Midlands facing economic catastrophe in just 53 days – Naughten

In Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has again raised the need for support for Bord na Mona staff and new job opportunities for the midland Counties in Dáil Eireann.   Denis Naughten pointed out that the public service obligation finishes for Lough Ree Power on the 9th of December and for  West Offaly on the 31st of December next. He also …