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 …

500 new jobs and €6m investment fund for midlands – Naughten

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

Opportunity for decentralisation of staff to Roscommon Town   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €31m to the Midland counties as a positive first step to stimulate the local economy and support staff in Bord na Mona and the ESB. “During my discussions on Budget 2020 I pressed hard for the need to support the local economy …

Economic catastrophe facing midlands in 68 days

In Environment, Jobs, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD’s had a meeting with the Bord na Mona group of unions yesterday. They informed us that the company is currently borrowing money on a day-to-day basis to pay staff The public service obligation finishes for Lough Ree Power on the 9th of December and for  West Offaly on the 31st of December next. This is completely unsustainable We …

Update on Bord na Mona situation

In Blog, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Update on Bord na Mona situation Today, along with other local TDs I had a meeting with the Bord na Mona group of unions where I outlined the work that I have been doing on the issue of job protection for staff over the last number of weeks. I’m attaching what I outlined to the unions below. On foot of …

Government must immediately release €30m in funds for bog rehabilitation -Naughten

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

Denis Naughten has called on Government to release €30m from the Climate Action Fund to immediately commence work on cut away bog rehabilitation in light of serious concerns raised by unions regarding the future of 2,000 Bord na Mona jobs across the midlands. Deputy Naughten secured a commitment from An Taoiseach that money from the Climate Action Fund should be …

Naughten welcomes recommencement of electricity generation at Lanesboro

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

ESB considering new planning application for Shannonbridge Station   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement that the ESB is to start powering back up Lough Ree Power station in Lanesboro over the coming week. “This announcement which is based on the current conditions on the River Shannon will come as a relief to the 400 families in the …

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 …