State paying €100k for tags, but no law to track sex offenders – Naughten

In Families, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

The taxpayer is forking €102,000 per year for electronic tags yet the lack of laws to allow for the electronic tagging of sex offenders is undermining the security of women and children in our communities, claims Denis Naughten TD.

“The Prison Service currently has 10 electronic tags which are used for prisoners on temporary release and it has entered a contract for a further 50 tags at a total annual cost of €102,000; yet we are still awaiting the new law which will allow for high risk sex offenders to be tagged,” stated Denis Naughten.

Courts must have more powers as banks continue to break mortgage code – Naughten

In Families, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Courts must be given the power to stop families being thrown onto the street if their homes are to be repossessed, claims Denis Naughten.

“It is again clear from today’s reports of inspections by the Central Bank that Irish lenders are not prepared to comply with any code of conduct, and the only way to protect vulnerable families is to provide the courts with greater powers,” stated Denis Naughten.

Families must get alternative home before repossession considered- Naughten

In Families, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD will attempt to stop families being thrown onto the street if their homes are repossessed with a proposed amendment to legislation in the Dail on Wednesday.

Almost four family homes are being repossessed or surrendered each day at present, with many of these families then battling homelessness to secure some type of temporary accommodation.

Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister

In Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in response to Denis Naughten has again reiterated that she has no plans to commission a further review of the Fr. Molloy case.

Denis Naughten raised the issue in the Dáil, seeking to have an independent review of all files held by the State into into the circumstances surrounding the death of Fr. Molloy.

Closing welfare clinics will cause hardship – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Families, North-Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has questioned the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton on plans to close community welfare clinics in Keadue, Ballinlough & Roosky, pointing out that “with the lack of public transport, this decision will cause additional financial hardship for families”. Speaking in the Dáil last week, Denis Naughten stated that “families in the Keadue area are now …

Childcare staff to be trained to deal with choking – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Current law only requires one staff member to be trained in children’s first aid Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the comments by Children’s Minister, James Reilly TD, that staff in the childcare sector should have appropriate paediatric training to deal with an emergency. “At present – both in Ireland and in the UK – the law only requires that one …

Progress on Cloonakilla NS welcome but must be fast tracked – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the announcement by Minister Jan O’Sullivan that Cloonakilla NS is to proceed through the Department’s planning process to tender stage over the coming weeks. However he has warned that it is imperative that construction starts “as soon as possible”. “While I welcome the progress on the project, it is vital for the pupils, teachers …

Ilac Centre ‘Angel’ highlights importance of kids’s first aid training – Naughten

In Families, Roscommon-South Leitrim by Denis Naughten

Calls for all staff working with children to be trained in paediatric first aid
The heroic actions this week of childcare worker, Nikita Hutch, when she performed CPR on a 6 week old baby in the Ilac Centre in Dublin again highlights the need for both parents & those working with children to be trained to perform lifesaving first aid on babies & children.