45,000 empty premises in West & North West enough to meet over a year’s housing need – Naughten

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

The Dáil heard from Denis Naughten TD this week that 44,905 residential and commercial properties are currently empty in the five Connacht counties and the three border counties of Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan with many of those being vacant family homes close to schools and services, including having 1,000mbps broadband outside the door. Denis Naughten told the Taoiseach that the …

Leaving Certificate Update

In Blog, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Below is a copy of a reply that I received from Minister Foley in the Dáil yesterday and a reply on foot of the Ministers reply, from the State Examinations Commission.   In the Dáil yesterday, An Taoiseach stated that discussions were ongoing and that he was as anxious as anybody to bring clarity to the issue for students.   …

People with a disability effectively marooned due to lack of mobility supports – Naughten

In Disability, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has said the blanket resignation of the appeals board for primary medical certificates for disabled drivers and passengers effectively means the vast majority of people with a disability are now marooned in their own homes. At the end of last year, the members of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal tendered their resignation to the Minister …

€700k to help regenerate Strokestown – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, News, Tourism by Denis Naughten

Over €700,000 will be spent on plans to regenerate Strokestown and strengthen the town’s links with Strokestown Park House by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten. This project aims to address vacancy, integrate the town with Strokestown House and support the growth of further retail and indigenous business …

Council to provide disabled parking at Castlerea Post Office – Naughten

In Disability, Infrastructure, Local Issues, News, Older People, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has received written confirmation from Roscommon County Council that it is to provide a disabled parking bay for people accessing the post office on Barrack Street in Castlerea. Denis Naughten has been in contact with the County Council area office after he was contacted by a number of local people using the post office who …

€1.5m plan to create town centre for Monksland – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Families, Local Issues, News, South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Over €1.5m is to be spent on plans to create a town centre focus for Monksland by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural & Community Development, says local TD Denis Naughten. The project will complete plans for the creation of a town centre focus for Monksland with a new community hub, linear park and increased …

Despite huge opposition families set to be paid to sell electricity back to the grid

In Blog, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs by Denis Naughten

Today, after a long & winding journey, the Government approved a micro-generation scheme to pay the public for excess electricity that they produce and export onto the electricity grid.   This new scheme will allow families, farmers and businesses to install solar panels and small turbines to meet their own needs and to receive a payment for any excess that …

End of year broadband target missed by another 25,000 homes – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, Older People, Posts by Topic, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

The National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year and instead will pass 35,000 homes by 1st January, says Denis Naughten TD.   Responding to a Dáil question tabled by Denis Naughten, the Government admitted that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of the year and that …

Government Covid support contradiction for business

In Blog, Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

As the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme support to business is reduced today, Government & its advisors are asking public reduce their own support for these very businesses! We need to see proper supports put in place for struggling business so that they can trade out of these pandemic restrictions