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 …

Naughten to be briefed by Congressman on US Bill for undocumented Irish

In Business & Jobs, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Local TD, Denis Naughten is to receive a briefing next week from US Congressman Bruce Morrison on the prospects for a resolution to the issue of the undocumented Irish following the recent election in the United States. Congressman Bruce Morrison has been a long time campaigner on behalf of the undocumented Irish and the need for reform of the …

Naughten Calls for an emergency Education Committee meeting in response to SUSI delays

In Education, Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

  In response to the massive delays faced by students applying for higher education grants through the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system, local TD Denis Naughten has written to the Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection to recommend that the committee call an emergency meeting to address this issue as soon as possible. In his …

HSE probe into paedophile monitoring highlights need to provide parents with information – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

“Reports in today’s Irish Independent regarding the imminent report into health officials failure to supervise a paedophile on the sex offenders register clearly highlights the failure of the current system and the need to give parents access to appropriate information to protect their children” claims Denis Naughten TD.   Today’s newspaper report not only exposes the failure by health officials …

Three incidents of adult approaching children highlights need for change in law – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues by Denis Naughten

Public must be encouraged to report suspicious activity “Three recent incidents in Counties Louth and Dublin involving strangers approaching children on both streets and at a playground again highlights the need to change the law on the supervision of sex offenders” claims Denis Naughten TD. Today’s reports that Gardaí are investigating an incident in Dun leer, Co. Louth where a …

400% hike in sex offenders breaking release conditions – Naughten

In 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 …