Naughten welcomes Taoiseach’s support for rehabilitation plans for local bogs

In Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the support from An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for part of the Climate Action Fund to be used to commence rehabilitation work on the cut away bogs in the midland counties. “Following the decision by Bord na Mona to lay off staff at the Mount Dillon works in counties Roscommon and Longford, and the decision …

Naughten seeks prompt decision from EPA on Lanesboro licence

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought a prompt decision from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the single submission to the “proposed determination” on revised licence for the operation of Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, County Longford. Mr. Naughten said that he “has written to the EPA on behalf of the 400 families in the vicinity of Lough Ree …

Athlone jobs boost confirms midlands becoming Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Huawei that its Athlone operation is to form part of plans to invest €70 million in research and development in the Republic of Ireland over the next three years. Huawei  currently employs about 250 people across its sites in Dublin, Cork and Athlone, and this new investment, which will see a …

ESB must provide clarity to workers on Lanesboro licence conditions – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on the ESB to provide clarity on an expected restart date for operations at Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, following the proposed determination on its licence by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “When local TD’s met with the ESB a number of weeks ago, the company stated that it could not provide clarity on when …

Submission to Minister Bruton on job retention & job creation in the Midlands & West

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Attached is a copy of the submission which I presented to Minister Richard Bruton TD last week outlining proposals which I believe could assist in facilitating the ‘Just Transition’ from peat production to long term sustainable jobs across the Midlands. This is very much a working document and I believe that this document should be the starting point for a …

Key questions on Lanesboro Power Station must be answered

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

  This evening in Dáil Éireann I asked Richard Bruton to provide answers to key questions regarding the layoff of Bord na Mona staff as a result of the shutdown of Lanesboro Power Station Between direct and indirect jobs we are looking at close to 1000 people being impacted upon by this decision   For the full Dáil debate see: …

Bord na Mona lay offs to be raised in Dail – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has sought time from the Ceann Comhairle today to have the issue of 150 temporary lay offs by Bord na Mona at Mount Dillon debated with the Energy Minister, Richard Bruton. The lay offs are as a result of the shut down of the ESB power plant in Lanesboro last week, due to environmental licensing issues. …

Town and Village Renewal Scheme announced

In Business & Jobs, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten encourages communities and Roscommon and Galway Councils to work closely on applications Local TD Denis Naughten is pleased to confirm that Government funding will be available for rural towns and villages across Ireland through the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.   Over the next 15 months up to 200 towns and villages throughout the country including areas in Roscommon and Galway, will benefit from the funding scheme announced this morning by Minister …

Nearly €5m investment in Roscommon rural regeneration projects

In Business & Jobs, Jobs, News, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €4.9m in rural regeneration projects in County Roscommon.   The redevelopment of the Royal Hotel site in Boyle is to receive €1.7m which Denis Naughten said “is first significant investment by Government in the Boyle 2040 project and clearly shows what can be achieved when the community, Council and State work …