Roscommon Garda Divisional HQ

In Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Video by Denis Naughten

Prior to the decision made by the Garda Commissioner to downgrade Roscommon Garda Divisional Headquatters I contacted the Minister for Justice and also raised the issue at the Justice Committee with the Commissioner. I’ve now received a reply from Minister Flanagan: GardaDivisionReply And here is what I said previously to the Commissioner:

Close to €1m to be invested in local community projects – Naughten

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, News, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, Tourism, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €688,000 for projects throughout County Roscommon from Creagh, Ballinasloe to Keadue in North Roscommon which with Council and community funding bringing the investment close to €1m. This funding from Minister Michael Ring is a welcome boost to local community groups, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council who are bringing new …

Strokestown tourism investment will create 350 jobs over 5 years – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, News, Tourism, Video by Denis Naughten

The investment of €5m in upgrading the visitor attractions at Strokestown Park House will create up to 350 new jobs in the region over the next 5 years, states local TD Denis Naughten. The announcement this morning (Wednesday) of a major upgrade of facilities at Strokestown Park House will see visitor numbers increase by 50,000 over a five-year period which will act …

Midlands facing economic catastrophe in just 53 days – Naughten

In Jobs, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has again raised the need for support for Bord na Mona staff and new job opportunities for the midland Counties in Dáil Eireann.   Denis Naughten pointed out that the public service obligation finishes for Lough Ree Power on the 9th of December and for  West Offaly on the 31st of December next. He also …

Monksland sewerage investment will support local jobs – Naughten

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

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the investment of €2m to upgrade the wastewater treatment facilities in Monksland pointing out that this will “help support existing and new businesses in the Monksland area in providing additional local jobs” “The treatment plant in Monksland is the biggest and most important wastewater treatment plant in County Roscommon. It supports major employers in …

Carbon tax vote in Dáil Éireann

In Blog by Denis Naughten

Last night in Dáil Éireann I voted against the increase in the carbon tax because it fails to differentiate between those who who can avoid the tax and those who have no choice but to pay it. Carbon taxes are about driving change to a more sustainable country which is less  dependent on imported fossil fuels; it is not supposed …

Farmers have opportunity to design farm scheme to support family farms – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the inclusion of a provision in Budget 2020 to pilot new agricultural schemes which has the potential to provide income support to cattle and sheep farmers. “Up to now environmental schemes have been designed by everyone except farmers. However, with the new €3m fund to pilot new agri-environmental schemes farmers can design a scheme along …

500 new jobs and €6m investment fund for midlands – Naughten

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

Opportunity for decentralisation of staff to Roscommon Town   Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €31m to the Midland counties as a positive first step to stimulate the local economy and support staff in Bord na Mona and the ESB. “During my discussions on Budget 2020 I pressed hard for the need to support the local economy …

Discussions on new site for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe – Naughten

In Disability, East Galway, Education, News, South Roscommon, Video by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has confirmed that negotiations on the purchase of a site for St. Teresa’s Special School, Ballinasloe have fallen through but that the Department of Education is now engaging with another landowner on the purchase of a site. “We had received positive news last May that negotiations had commenced with a landowner on the purchase of a site …