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MBNA meeting positive – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, News by Denis Naughten

Reports on foot of the meeting between Minister Richard Bruton and Bank of America executives are positive and will hopefully lead to a successful change in the ownership of the MBNA operation in Carrick-on-Shannon, Denis Naughten TD has stated. Minister Richard Bruton will report to the Dáil Jobs Committee next week on his meeting in the US; a report which …

Local initiative rewarded with opening of Scoil Mhuire €1/4m extension – Naughten

In Education, Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has commended the initiative of the school principal and board of management of Scoil Mhuire Primary School in Roscommon town which lead to the construction of permanent classrooms rather than the purchase of a prefab. The school had originally been approved funding from the Department of Education which would see prefabs remain part of the school …

Bowel cancer screening programme for Roscommon postponed – Naughten

In Health, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

The bowel cancer screening programme due to commence next January and which included Roscommon County Hospital as a centre for the service has been postponed for at least six months, local TD Denis Naughten has stated. “Last July when the Government closed our A&E we were promised that Roscommon County Hospital would become a centre of excellence for bowel cancer …

Sugar tax, good or bad?

In News by Denis Naughten

In response to my Dáil question on the Government’s plans to introduce a sugar tax the Minister for Health stated: “The introduction of a sugar tax is one of a number of issues which is being considered by the Special Action Group on Obesity. I established this Group earlier in the year to identify a number of issues to help …

Local business could save €11m with gas extension

In Business & Jobs, Infrastructure, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed a report by the Western Development Commission on the extension of the natural gas infrastructure, which would save businesses in Leitrim and Roscommon close to €11m/year. On top of this local households could connect to the gas network and see their annual energy bill reduced by €485. The Western Development Commission (WDC) report makes …

Jobs Committee seeks report on MBNA

In Business & Jobs by Denis Naughten

The Dail Committee on jobs, Social Protection and Education has sought a report from Minister Richard Bruton in relation to concerns surrounding Bank of America’s MBNA operation in Carrick-on-Shannon. The Committee took the decision to seek a report from the Minister by 27th September as a result of a request from local TD Denis Naughten. “In light of Minister Bruton’s …

Report imminent on local septic tanks – Naughten

In News by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, that he expects to have a report from the EPA concerning solutions for septic tanks in areas of poor ground conditions “in the near future”. This report will be of direct interest to those wishing to build a home in rural areas, some of which …