Minister must come clean on action for jobs in Midlands – Naughten

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

Bord na Mona decision adds to local economic gloom Denis Naughten TD has called on Minister Richard Bruton to issue a clear statement on the practical steps he is taking to secure employment for Bord na Mona & ESB workers facing the likelihood of not being able to return to work after the Covid-19 crisis. “The decision by Bord na …

Lanesboro & Shannonbridge closures: where is Bord na Mona & Minister?

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

Naughten seeks public comment on Lough Ree Power decision   Denis Naughten TD has called on both Bord na Mona & Minister Richard Bruton to publicly comment on the ESB’s decision to shut down its operations at Lough Ree Power in Lanesboro, following the decision to close West Offaly Power in Shannonbridge last week. “It is now a week since …

Covid 19 information for employers, employees and self employed

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

I have been inundated with queries about different aspects of the financial supports available for people as a result of Covid 19. The Department of Employment & Social Protection has now produced a very good document, attached, dealing with many of these questions. I would encourage people with queries to go to page 21 where they have listed the most …

€7m investment in Roscommon’s Tourism Heartland

In Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over my term in Government I was determined to ensure that Government investment was directed into Rural Ireland. I was instrumental in the establishment & funding of the new Department of Rural Affairs which has directed nearly €1m in investment into Roscommon’s tourism heartland from Rooskey to Ballyleague to Tulsk and Rathcroghan. On top of that €5m will be invested …

St. Brigid’s site can drive job creation – Naughten

In East Galway, Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Redevelopment of the St. Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe can be “a key driver of job creation in the South Roscommon & East Galway area”, according to Denis Naughten.    “Two years ago – with the support of Ballinasloe Area Community Development – I ran a workshop ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ and produced a report on potential uses for the campus, …

Childcare staff need to be paid properly

In Blog, Families, Jobs, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

We need to pay childcare staff properly without pushing up fees for parents. I believe a solution needs to be found that will ensure childcare staff are paid a living wage without pushing up fees for parents. This is a sector that is experiencing real difficulties. We saw what happened in December when providers faced a hike in insurance premiums …

€1.3m for new Lanesboro/Ballyleague food hub – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister Heather Humphreys that €1.3m has been allocated for the establishment of the new Premier Lakeland’s food hub in Lanesboro/Ballyleague which has the potential to create 90 jobs over a 5 year period.    “This food hub is a joint venture between the local community, Longford County Council and Bord na Mona …

€470,000 Boyle funding to link town with Lough Key – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, Local Issues, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

Local towns in Hidden Heartlands secure €2m   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €470,000 to link King House, the Pleasure Grounds, Boyle Abbey and the Lough Key cycleway with a new walkway. The investment will not only improve the existing walkway along the Boyle River but also see an upgrade of the Pleasure Grounds in Boyle …

€2.2m fund for local groups and individuals – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €2.2m in funding for 2020 for the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), the Government’s primary social inclusion intervention. Under the 2020 allocation County Roscommon is to receive €616,000 and County Galway is to receive €1.65m, which is co-funded by the European Social Fund, and supports unemployed people, people …

Naughten seeks tax support for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will again 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. The Roscommon Galway TD said: “”hile the appointment of Mr Kieran Mulvey as the Just …