Approval given to fast track reform of forestry appeals system – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Environment, Families, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has confirmed that the Dáil Business Committee this morning approved the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the horrendous backlog in appeals of forestry applications.   “On average 24 forestry appeal applications are submitted each month, with just seven being decided upon. This means it is taking over two years to decide on appeal applications, which is …

Midland communities short-changed under Stay & Spend Scheme

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Midland communities have far less Fáilte Ireland approved accommodation and as a result will be short-changed under Stay & Spend Scheme : https://denisnaughten.ie/2020/09/03/stay-spend-scheme-ignores-older-people-and-inland-counties-naughten/  

Stay & Spend scheme ignores older people and inland counties – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has expressed disappointment that the Government’s new Stay & Spend Scheme has ignored older people who do not have a tax liability and inland counties with limited numbers of  Failte Ireland approved accommodation.  “While the principle behind the new scheme is welcome, a tax credit scheme is of no benefit to many older people who would traditionally have …

Communities asked to support Greenway through ‘hidden’ East Galway

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

Local Independent representatives Sean Canney TD, Denis Naughten TD, Cllr Tim Broderick, Cllr Gabe Connolly & Cllr Evelyn Parsons are calling on local communities to make a submission on the new Athlone to Galway greenway, seeking a route from Athlone and Ballinasloe through to Athenry and on to Galway City. The advantage of taking such a route is the substantial …

Investment in local greenway projects welcomed – Naughten

In Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to plan and develop local greenways across counties Roscommon, Longford and Offaly which have huge potential to promote tourism and create long term sustainable job across the region. As part of this announcement €100,000 has been allocated for the “Lough Ree Greenway” Project to fund a concept and feasibility study …

€120k for local historic buildings – Naughten

In Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

The Government has allocated €120,000 for works to maintain and repair 18 historic buildings across Roscommon and East Galway, Denis Naughten TD has confirmed. “Not only will this funding help to maintain these important historic buildings across our area, but it will also support employment as many of these small-scale projects are labour-intensive projects to repair and safeguard our built …

Public should now think outside the box & explore hidden gems in their county with hashtag #HiddenYourCounty

In Blog, Tourism by Denis Naughten

  Now that the Country has opened up on a County basis I would encourage people to ‘think outside the box’ a bit and not congregate around the most popular destinations and instead explore some of the hidden gems in their county. I would actively encourage communities to promote their local amenities by using the hashtag #Hidden followed by their county such …

Naughten welcomes Government approval of countywide travel measure

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Public should now think outside the box and explore hidden gems in their county   Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the Government implementation of his suggestion to allow for greater movement within geographic areas, following the announcement of countywide travel measures. Before the lifting of any lockdown restrictions, Denis Naughten proposed to An Taoiseach that the Government should use the geographic …

Tourism & Recreation opportunities on our cut away bogs

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Jobs, South Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

I recently had the opportunity to question An Taoiseach with regard to the development of new employment & tourism opportunities on our local cut away bogs. Below is an outline of two of the many opportunities. Watch my full engagement with the Taoiseach at the end of this post. National Wetland Park in the North Midlands   As you will be aware …