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 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.

Naughten pressed Finance Ministers on assistance for victims of petrol stretching

In Families by Denis Naughten

The need to assist the victims of petrol stretching was raised with the Finance Ministers by local TD Denis Naughten in the Dáil yesterday (Tuesday). Denis Naughten was seeking financial assistance and assistance with a possible class action against the suppliers of tampered petrol. Questioning Michael Noonan in the Finance Committee, Denis Naughten sought the establishment of a fund to …

Naughten raises Fr. Molloy report with Justice Minister

In Families, Mid-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald in the Dáil today that she is now in possession of the report on the review of the files pertaining to the death of Fr. Niall Molloy. Denis Naughten has again raised the issue in the Dáil, where he has on many occasions called on the Justice Minister …

Fair Deal applicant today won’t receive payment until 13th March 2015

In Families, Health by Denis Naughten

Press release Wednesday 29th October 2014 Fair Deal applicant today won’t receive  payment until 13th March 2015 – Over 2,000 people languishing on waiting list for 4 months before approval – An older person applying for the Fair Deal nursing home support scheme today will have to fund their nursing home care until 13th March 2015 when they can finally expect to receive …

36,000 teachers still to be vetted – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has described the fact that eight years after the introduction of Garda vetting for teachers that 4 out of 10 teachers have yet to get a Garda clearance certificate as “totally unacceptable”. “Parents bringing their children to school this morning understood that all teachers were Garda vetted in light of the fact that such vetting was introduced …