400% hike in sex offenders breaking release conditions – Naughten

In Disclosure of Information Act, Families by Denis Naughten

The enforcement of the release conditions of those convicted of serious sexual offences, such as rape and paedophilia, is spiralling out of control claims Denis Naughten TD. Since 2008 there has been a shocking 400% increase in the number of persons breaching the terms of their released from prison following convictions for rape, offences against children, as well as other …

1,350 local families in serious mortgage arrears – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Banks must provide for debt restructuring Local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted the fact that 1,350 families in Roscommon and South Leitrim are in mortgage arrears of three months– based on an analysis of figures released by the Central Bank. “These families are in a dire situation and the additional costs of returning to school, along with the failure to …

Education Minister to look at new category for rural schools – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has been informed by the Minister for Education that he intends to introduce a new category for small rural schools, namely “isolated school status” in order to support local schools where children would be forced to travel long distances. The Minister informed Denis Naughten during a recent debate in the Dáil on small rural schools, where …

First 7 Roscommon Schools under threat of losing teacher named – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

A further 30 under threat over next 18 months A total of seven schools in County Roscommon are under threat of losing a teacher this September in the first of three rounds of cuts to the pupil teacher ratio, local TD Denis Naughten has highlighted this week. “The Roscommon schools that have been named as potentially losing a teacher this …

Scandal as 1,000 Roscommon children on eye test waiting list – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

It has emerged that almost 1,000 children in County Roscommon are currently awaiting eye tests, local TD Denis Naughten has confirmed. Figures released to Denis Naughten by the HSE this week show that at present 783 children are on the ophthalmic services waiting list for the Roscommon Town clinic while a further 164 are awaiting ophthalmic services at the Boyle …

The most recent replies received by Denis Naughten TD on the impact of education cuts on Rural Schools 14th March 2012

In Families by Denis Naughten

Uimhir:201 Ceist Pharlaiminte Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will list the schools in County Roscommon and County Leitrim which are set to lose a teacher next September due to the revised pupil teacher ratio for rural schools; if he will amend the …