€6m for local projects to help replace Bord na Mona jobs – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Energy, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of just over €6m for 11 local projects across County Roscommon and East Galway and adjoining towns which, along with a further €9.4m in region-wide projects, will help to support local job creation. The funding under the Just Transition Fund is to help support local job creation as a result of the …

Government must guarantee gift vouchers from tourism & hospitality sector – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Culture, Jobs, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is calling on Government to restructure the Stay & Spend scheme to ensure gift vouchers issued in the run up to Christmas can either be redeemed or refunded in 2021. “When we see iconic attractions such as Dublin Zoo under threat of closure, this will make many people wary of purchasing gift vouchers for hotels, restaurants or …

€720,000 to support local enterprise centres – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation by the Tánaiste of over €720,000 to a number of local enterprise centres servicing County Roscommon & East Galway. The funding for centres in Castlerea, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Boyle, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo & Tuam is to help cover ongoing running costs and to implement a recovery plan to meet the challenges of Covid-19. Commenting on …

Naughten seeks tax incentive for peat sites

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

Denis Naughten TD will 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. In his recent report, Mr Kieran Mulvey, the Just Transition Commissioner has highlighted the need …

We should scrap current Covid level restriction model – Naughten

In Families, Health, Jobs, News, Older People, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the scrapping of the current 5 level ‘living with Covid-19’ model and it’s replacement with an Irish specific model that opens up as much of society as possible while ensuring the next wave of infection does not lead to a further lockdown. “Too many of the restrictions introduced here are based on advice from …

Tánaiste must directly intervene to replace Aptar jobs – Naughten

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

Tomorrow (Tuesday) Local TD Denis Naughten will take the issue of the Aptar job losses directly to the floor of Dáil Éireann, where he will question Leo Varadkar on the need for him to take personal ownership of actions to secure replacement jobs for the town of Ballinasloe. “Since last June when Aptar took the decision to review its operation …

Greenway moves closer as Shannon bridge gets go ahead – Naughten

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, South Roscommon, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €8.1m to construct the new greenway cycle bridge over the River Shannon and progress the route design from Athlone Castle to Spanish Arch in Galway City. “This investment is a significant boost to deliver this vital tourism project from Athlone through Ballinasloe and on to Galway City, which will be a …

We need to change the way we manage Covid 19

In Agriculture, Blog, Business & Jobs, Disability, Education, Families, Health, Jobs, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The problem with lockdowns is that we don’t know what bits work and don’t work. Each and every one of these measures are having a direct impact on the mental health of every person in this country. We could potentially have further lockdowns for Valentine’s Day and our 4th lockdown over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.  The only way to …

150 job boost for Athlone shows potential for local business to trade online – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the further expansion of the DPD parcel centre with the creation of 150 additional jobs. Along with the retention of the An Post mail centre this means Athlone is becoming a vital distribution hub in the country. “This major expansion also highlights the huge potential there is for local business to start trading online …

Budget 2021 is a missed opportunity to create a new sustainable Irish economy – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Disability, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

Budget 2021 speech While Budget 2021 is looking to the combined challenges of Brexit, Covid and housing it fails to bring about structural change to our economy to make it more sustainable for all sectors of our economy, according to Denis Naughten TD. “While Budget 2021 talks about reforming motor tax and VRT and further sets out increases of carbon …