Naughten raises progress on undocumented Irish with Taoiseach

In Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten raised the issue of the undocumented Irish in the United Sates with the Taoiseach this week in the Dáil, asking him to push for a visa deal as it is clear a comprehensive immigration reform plan will not be progressed in advance of the US Presidential Elections.

Students dropping out of college due to housing crisis – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Call for those close to colleges to avail of ‘rent a room scheme’ Denis Naughten TD has called on those living close to third level colleges to avail of the “rent a room scheme” in order to ensure that students are not forced out of college due to the lack of affordable accommodation. There are one third less properties to …

Naughten welcomes funding for Caltra Playschool

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the approval of Government funding for development works by Caltra Community Playgroup

“The playgroup had applied for funding to upgrade the playschool facilities and provide a modern community playschool that will not only meet the existing demands but the future needs of parents and young children”.

Denis Naughten at Trinity College

In Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten at Trinity College Dublin where he launched his information booklet for parents on financing the cost of going to college. The booklet is available from his constituency offices on 090 6627557 or on line at

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

In Families 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 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.