Naughten confirms Cabinet approval to extend maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies

In Families, Featured, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Government has this morning (Tuesday) approved an extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit to mothers of premature babies. The Government approved the measures at its weekly Cabinet meeting as part of discussions on the Social Welfare Bill 2017. “This means a mother of a premature baby is entitled to receive an extra …

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Have you a view on childcare costs? The Government wants to hear from you

In Families, Featured, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Parents, crèches and those with an interest in childcare services across Roscommon-Galway are being invited to take part in an independent review of childcare costs, according to Minister Denis Naughten TD. The Review of the Costs of Providing Quality Childcare is being conducted by independent experts following a commitment as part of the negotiations on the formation of the Government. …

Naughten announces significant childcare funding across Roscommon Galway

In Families by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that up to 70 pre-school childcare providers across Roscommon-Galway have received significant funding to improve facilities and services. “More than €783,000 has been provided by Government to 70 pre-school providers across Roscommon-Galway. The money is available to draw-down immediately and will ensure building and maintenance works and outdoor play areas are improved and enhanced …

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 …