Local biomass key to survival of power stations – Naughten

In Agriculture, Blog, East-Roscommon, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Earlier this week in Dáil Éireann I raised with Minister Richard Bruton the need to develop a domestic biomass industry for the midlands in order to support the two power stations in Shannonbridge & Lanesboro as well as job numbers in our area. Disappointingly we see the result of the failure to make such a move with yesterday’s ESB …

Naughten seeks urgent meeting with Taoiseach over power station closures

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

Denis Naughten TD has sought urgent meetings with the Taoiseach and Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment as well as the CEO of the ESB in the wake of the decision to cease generation of electricity power stations in Lanesboro and Shannonbridge by December 2020. “This decision will have a devastating impact on not only those who will lose …

Credit Unions should not be treated as banks

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Families by Denis Naughten

Today at the Finance Committee when I failed to move my amendment (see below) to the Finance Bill seeking a freeze on the introduction of an increased Central Bank levy on credit unions, I pointed out to the Minister for Finance that the Central Bank must recognise that credit unions are not for profit, community based and volunteer led organisations. …

Update on Cuisle Holiday Resort closure

In Blog, Health, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Eireann with my fellow TDs, we refuted some of the ‘claims’ made by the Irish Wheelchair Association. Prior to the debate all the Oireachtas members from County Roscommon had a meeting with Minister Finian McGrath TD. We outlined our concerns and the unanimous request that the Irish Wheelchair Association postpone any decision for 12 months. Minister McGrath …

VAT exemption for food supplements

In Health, News, Video by Denis Naughten

The Finance Minister has stated that he must introduce a VAT rate for food supplements because they are not foods: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/question/2019-11-05/132/#pq_132 At the Finance Committee, I’ve questioned that argument

€3.6m to be invested in new Monksland Enterprise Centre – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon, Uncategorized by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of government funding of €2.75m and a further €900,000 by Roscommon County Council to develop a new life sciences innovation hub in Monksland in Athlone.    The funding is to refurbish a disused building in Daneswell Business Park into a life sciences and co-working hub to support existing rural enterprises requiring high speed …

Naughten welcomes €38,000 to address road flooding in Ahascragh

In East Galway, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has received confirmation from Minister Kevin Boxer Moran that a sum of €38,250 has been allocated to address a flooding problem on the road between Ahascragh and Kilglass school.   “The flooding problem close to Quigleys garage was a serious road safety hazard and the funding from the Office of Public Works will provide for gully’s …

Naughten seeks special tax support for midland peat region

In Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will table an amendment to the Finance Bill this week seeking the introduction of enhanced tax relief for those who invest in business and job creation across counties Roscommon, East Galway, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath & Laois. The Roscommon Galway TD is looking for an increase in the tax relief which would be available under the Employment Investment …

Naughten seeks to block hike in Credit Union lending rates

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Increased Central Bank levy will hit the most vulnerable   Denis Naughten TD will this week table an amendment to the Finance Bill seeking a freeze on the introduction of an increased Central Bank levy on credit unions. The levy would force them a significant rate hike hitting the most vulnerable in communities throughout the country.   Earlier this year …