Agriculture committee must be vehicle to unlock beef impasse – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

“The Dail Agriculture Committee should call all of the players in the beef sector including farm representatives, processors, supermarkets and those representing shoppers to individually present proposals to see if common ground can be found for further talks” says Denis Naughten TD “Presently we have both sides setting down preconditions for formal talks which is making it impossible to move …

Minister must not renege on ANC Budget increase – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

100% of payment must be made in September   Minister Michael Creed must not renege on the Budget increase of €23m for the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) payment which was agreed as part of the Budget 2019 discussions, says Denis Naughten TD. “As someone who was party to the Budget 2019 talks, it was fully understood that the €23m …

Athlone jobs boost confirms midlands becoming Silicon Heartlands – Naughten

In Jobs, News, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Huawei that its Athlone operation is to form part of plans to invest €70 million in research and development in the Republic of Ireland over the next three years. Huawei  currently employs about 250 people across its sites in Dublin, Cork and Athlone, and this new investment, which will see a …

Solar Panels – Supports & Planning

In Blog by Denis Naughten

I have had a number of people contact me with regard to the planning status of solar panels on roofs and the financial supports that are available to install them on buildings. Here is some information which should be useful.   Grants On the grants and other supports available, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland have a very good webpage …

Environmental Awareness Funding

In Environment, News by Denis Naughten

  2019 Community Environment Action Fund – Local Agenda 21 Environmental Awareness Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable? If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the 2019 Community Environment Action Fund (Local Agenda 21)) This Fund promotes …

Questioning of grading accuracy leads to dramatic improvement – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

But still over 1 in 6 cattle grade less than 90% accurate     Questioning regarding the accuracy of beef grading machines by Denis Naughten has led to improvements in accuracy the local TD has claimed. “There has been a dramatic improvement in the accuracy of beef grading machines, which has improved by over one third,  since I first started …

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€240,000 for local school & play area projects – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Funding will save lives on our roads   Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €240,270 for 9 school safety and play area projects across County Roscommon under the CLÁR programme 2019.   “This funding, provided by Minister Michael Ring will provide greatly improved playing facilities for children in Castlerea Demesne and Clooneyquinn National School”.   “It will …

ESB must provide clarity to workers on Lanesboro licence conditions – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten is calling on the ESB to provide clarity on an expected restart date for operations at Lough Ree Power Station in Lanesboro, following the proposed determination on its licence by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “When local TD’s met with the ESB a number of weeks ago, the company stated that it could not provide clarity on when …

Naughten seeks reassurances regarding Garda HQ

In Business & Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has sought reassurance from Minister Charlie Flanagan that Roscommon Town will retain its status as a Garda Divisional Headquarters in any re-organisation of Garda Divisions. “Recent reports on a draft proposal for the Garda re-organisation of the force is suggesting that the Roscommon/Longford Division would be merged with Mayo under the changes which are due to …

Supermarkets must justify beef specifications – Naughten

In Agriculture, News by Denis Naughten

“Supermarkets must be included in the beef round table proposed by Minister Michael Creed to ensure that all aspects of the beef supply chain are fully examined” says Denis Naughten T.D.   “Minister Creeds intervention, while welcome, must go much further and include the supermarkets who need to provide a justification for the specifications that are being laid down by …