Increasing Sports Grant could create 84 jobs in Roscommon– Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Roscommon clubs plan to invest over €5m in facilities Local TD, Denis Naughten has revealed that the Government could treble the sports grant allocation to County Roscommon, creating 84 jobs without costing the taxpayer one additional cent. 48 Roscommon clubs have submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport & recreation facilities throughout …

Realignment of army brigade structure ignores Athlone’s strategic location – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed disappointment following the announcement by the Defence Minister of his plan to dismantle the 4th Western Brigade and downgrade the status of Custume Barracks, Athlone, which will result in up to 200 personnel and their families being forced to relocate. The announcement also confirms that there will be 971 personnel to be based at …

Naughten again raises MBNA jobs with Minister

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten questioned Minister Richard Bruton in the Dáil this week seeking an update on the discussions regarding the Bank of America’s MBNA credit card division in Carrick on Shannon. In response the Minister stated that the IDA “is in regular contact with Bank of America management in Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin and at corporate level to monitor developments …

Custume Barracks decision premature

In Business & Jobs, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Importance of Athlone’s strategic location ignored Local TD Denis Naughten has expressed dismay at the decision by the Minister for Defence to sanction the downgrade of Custume Barracks in Athlone and to abolish the 4th Western Brigade of the Defence Forces. “It seems bizarre that the Defence Minister stated in the Dáil, less than a month ago, that it would …

50 local jobs can be created on foot of Government food funding ? Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has claimed that up to 50 jobs could be created locally as a result of the Government announcement to release funding for food projects to LEADER companies throughout the country. The detail of the scheme has yet to be made available. However, the announcement of €5 million in funding in 2012/2013 to support the creation and …

Dail reply to question from Denis Naughten on the progress to date on securing investor at MBNA site in Carrick on Shannon

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

DAIL QUESTION NO. 14 To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation the progress made to date on protecting employment at a company (details supplied) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Denis Naughten. For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 29th February, 2012. Bank of America Ref No: 11406/12 R E P L …

MBNA sale negotiations advance – Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Negotiations regarding the sale of MBNA have continued to advance in recent weeks, Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Jobs. Denis Naughten had questioned Minister Richard Bruton over Government steps to secure the 740 jobs with MBNA in Carrick-on-Shannon. “The Minister has informed me that negotiations regarding the sale of Bank of America’s Irish and UK credit …

Millions squandered on paper payslips while disabled do without – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has described the disclosure by Government Departments that they continue to waste millions of euro issuing staff with payslips while cutting frontlines services as “shameful”. “While Departments may try to dismiss these costs as being minimal, when considered as a proportion of the overall cost of the pay bill it clearly shows an ethos of not rooting …

VistaMed announcement vote of confidence for Leitrim & medical device sector ? Naughten

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by VistaMed Ltd in Carrick-on-Shannon that it is to create an additional 96 jobs. “This announcement is a vote of confidence for investment in County Leitrim and highlights the strength of the medical device sector in the region,” stated Denis Naughten. “The announcement also shows how critical it is to support local …

MBNA meeting positive – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Reports on foot of the meeting between Minister Richard Bruton and Bank of America executives are positive and will hopefully lead to a successful change in the ownership of the MBNA operation in Carrick-on-Shannon, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Minister Richard Bruton will report to the Dáil Jobs Committee next week on his meeting in the US; a report which …