Over €150,000 allocated to childcare providers in Roscommon – Naughten

In Families, Featured by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of capital funding today (Friday) of in excess of €150,000 to childcare providers throughout County Roscommon The funding has been announced by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs. “This funding is an investment in our children and reflects the commitment to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) pre-school …

Naughten secures assurance staff will be trained to deal with choking

In Families by Denis Naughten

Regulations within the childcare sector will be changed to ensure that all staff working in the childcare sector have appropriate paediatric training to deal with an emergency following work by Independent election candidate Denis Naughten. “At present the law only requires that one person on the premises be trained in paediatric first aid: a fact that has shocked many parents …

Trombones more important than toddlers in our tax system – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

We have developed a crazy tax system which gives recognition to those playing the trombone but ignores the costs associated with raising children, states Denis Naughten. “Under our current tax system, a member of the RTE Concert Orchestra gets a flat rate tax relief of €2,475 per year, yet families who are struggling to hold down a job and pay …

Only 1 in 6 sex offenders avail of treatment in prison – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Of the 451 sex offenders released from prison in the three years up to the end of 2015, just 73 – or one in six – have availed of a treatment programme which could reduce the risk of reoffending, reveals Denis Naughten TD.“At present the voluntary Building Better Lives treatment programme is only available at Arbour Hill, prison which is …

Naughten welcomes lifting of marriage ban

In Families by Denis Naughten

Failure to implement sham marriage law prevented Irish people marrying
Denis Naughten TD has welcomed moves to address the prohibition on Irish citizens marrying a spouse from outside the EU, following the introduction of a temporary solution.

Irish Citizens being blocked from marrying – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Failure to implement sham marriage law preventing Irish people marrying

Denis Naughten TD has called on the Tánaiste in the Dáil to directly intervene to ensure that all Irish citizens can avail of their constitutional right to get married, following a hold up in the implementation of the new law on sham marriages.