Galway-Athlone rail service must get new carriages – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten is calling on the Minister for Transport to ensure new rail carriages are allocated to the Athlone-Galway rail line to enhance services from Athlone, Ballinasloe, Woodlawn, Attymon, Athenry and Oranmore into and out of Galway City. He has called on the Minister to ensure that some of the 41 new rail carriages to be delivered to …

45,000 empty premises in West & North West enough to meet over a year’s housing need – Naughten

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

The Dáil heard from Denis Naughten TD this week that 44,905 residential and commercial properties are currently empty in the five Connacht counties and the three border counties of Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan with many of those being vacant family homes close to schools and services, including having 1,000mbps broadband outside the door. Denis Naughten told the Taoiseach that the …

People with a disability effectively marooned due to lack of mobility supports – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said the blanket resignation of the appeals board for primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers effectively means the vast majority of people with a disability are now marooned in their own homes. At the end of last year, the members of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal tendered their resignation to the Minister …

€700k to help regenerate Strokestown – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over €700,000 will be spent on plans to regenerate Strokestown and strengthen the town’s links with Strokestown Park House by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten. This project aims to address vacancy, integrate the town with Strokestown House and support the growth of further retail and indigenous business …

Despite huge opposition families set to be paid to sell electricity back to the grid

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today, after a long & winding journey, the Government approved a micro-generation scheme to pay the public for excess electricity that they produce and export onto the electricity grid.   This new scheme will allow families, farmers and businesses to install solar panels and small turbines to meet their own needs and to receive a payment for any excess that …

End of year broadband target missed by another 25,000 homes – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

The National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year and instead will pass 35,000 homes by 1st January, says Denis Naughten TD.   Responding to a Dáil question tabled by Denis Naughten, the Government admitted that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of the year and that …

€880,000 investment in Roscommon outdoor activities – Naughten

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

Denis Naughten TD, Cathaoirleach of the Dáil Rural Affairs Committee has welcomed the allocation of €880,000 for three outdoor recreation projects in Ballyleague, Ballintubber/Ballymoe and Arigna. “The Ballyleague project is to receive €200,000 to help bring together a range of recent investments in the area in order to develop a high-quality visitor destination amenity on the River Shannon. This funding …

We must give a hand up to middle income workers

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Éireann, I pointed out to An Taoiseach that 63 days ago I said to him that Budget 2022 must be different. I pointed out that we have a once in a generation opportunity to restructure our economy. Sadly, that did not happen, and Budget 2022 was just a little bit for everybody; and the families who are …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …