Summerhill school investment plan welcome – Naughten 

In South Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan TD, that she is to fast track investment on the site of St. Joseph’s College, Summerhill, Athlone.  “I understand that the investment in the upgrade of school facilities is to commence in 2016, with a major development now planned for 2018,” stated Denis Naughten.  “While I …

Government accepts Bill to give information on paedophiles to parents – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept his legislation to allow information on sex offenders to be made available to the parents of children and vulnerable adults who may be at risk. He also welcomed confirmation that the legislation, which is to be introduced by Denis Naughten in the Dáil this week, is to be incorporated into …

Clonown receives €154k for community pitch – Naughten

In Local Issues, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €150,000 by LEADER for the development of a community park in the village of Clonown. Today (Monday) the Department of the Environment sanctioned the allocation of €154,186.83 in LEADER rural development funding by Roscommon LEADER Partnership to Clonown Community Site Project committee. “This project was spearheaded by the local community …

National fund for sick children would improve services and save money – Naughten

In Health, Young People by Denis Naughten

    The establishment of a national fund for sick children would not only save money but more importantly deliver a better service for sick children with a life-limiting condition, TD Denis Naughten has claimed. “Currently, the HSE is once again looking at its annual plan to slash budgets mid-year because it is failing to balance the books. Yet much …

Naughten welcomes historic move to address undocumented Irish in US

In Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the publication of a bipartisan plan by US Senators to provide a 13-year pathway to citizenship for the undocumented Irish in the United States.   Any person who was resident in the United States before 31st December 2011 and who has remained there since that date will be eligible to apply for a six year …

350k for local sports groups welcome, but disappointing that worthy projects left out – Naughten

In Families, Infrastructure, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €348,000 to 10 local sporting organisations but stated that many other sports applications are left without funding, due to a failure to maximise the use of the grant scheme. “48 Roscommon clubs submitted applications under the Sports Capital Grant Scheme, with plans to invest over €5m in sport and recreation facilities …

School Attendance Payment FAQs

In Campaigns, Child Benefit Reform, Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Linking Child Benefit to School Attendance FAQs School attendance up to the age of 16 years is a statutory requirement under the Education (Welfare) Act 2000.  Consequently, all recipients of child benefit are legally required to attend school up to this age.     A number for frequently asked questions regarding my proposals to link child benefit with a  school …