New law will ensure cooperation on development of Athlone as a city

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The Government has confirmed a commitment secured by local TD Denis Naughten that a new law will be introduced to ensure cooperation across the River Shannon on the development of Athlone as the key economic driver of the Heartlands Region, incorporating counties Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath and East Galway. “The objective of this new law is to ensure that a …

Local business promote Hidden Heartlands at International Tourism event – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local tourism businesses were this week promoting County Roscommon and ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’  to influential international buyers and tour operators at Fáilte Ireland’s Meitheal, Ireland’s largest annual travel trade show.   The local tourism businesses including  Athlone Castle, Clonalis House, Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Arigna Mining Experience, Hodson Bay Group, Kilronan Castle, Strokestown Park House, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, …

Naughten confirms €276k allocation for Roscommon-Galway communities

In Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that communities across Roscommon-Galway are set to benefit from a new Government fund specifically targeting facilities in local communities. Under the Government’s new Community Enhancement Programme, Roscommon and Galway communities have been allocated €276,702. The Community Enhancement Programme which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, will provide a total of €4.5 …

Naughten tells Dáil grading machines getting it wrong on over 4 out of 10 cattle

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has called for the replacement of outdated beef grading machines after he told Dáil Éireann that “on 38 occasions the grading machines were getting the grades wrong for more than four out of every ten animals that were being graded”. He pointed out that the legal tolerance limit set for beef grading machines currently in use in …

Up to €500,000 available to bring tourists to towns in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands – Naughten

In News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Fáilte Ireland that it will invest €500,000 per county to boost the attractiveness and tourism appeal of towns across the country.  Through the scheme every County Council can submit a bid for funding of between €250,000 and €500,000 to develop up to two towns in their county which have the potential …

Naughten urges submissions to Dáil review of Beef sector

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD is encouraging farmers and farm representatives to respond to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine invitation for written submissions on the future of the beef sector.   “The objective of the Committee’s consideration of this topic is to identify the policy adjustments which are required to ensure that the beef sector continues to …

Consultants to be appointed for Ballinasloe flood scheme – Naughten

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

  Local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed that consultant engineers are to be appointed to the Ballinasloe Flood Relief project to progress a €8.6m investment in the town. “Consultant engineers are to be appointed to progress the development of a Flood Relief Scheme for Ballinasloe, including any environmental assessment, public consultation and to deliver the formal planning approval for the …

Cash grants for schools, playgrounds and community wellbeing

In Blog, Disability, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

I’m encouraging local community groups to work with both Roscommon & Galway County Council’s on proposals for grants that support projects in rural areas. CLÁR programme has just been launched and it provides funding for small scale projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The kind of projects being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme …