Sex offenders should be denied the right to be forgotten – Naughten

In Families, Local Issues, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has called on the Government to update the law to ensure that sex offenders cannot erase their past offences either online or by changing their name. Speaking in the Dáil this evening on the Sex Offenders Amendment Bill, Denis Naughten said the key weakness in the proposed law was that it failed to close off loopholes that allow …

3000 rural homes in Roscommon can now order broadband – Naughten

In Business & Jobs, Education, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News, Older People, Young People by Denis Naughten

National Broadband Ireland is completing construction of its fibre optic broadband network in the rural areas surrounding Roscommon Town and companies now taking pre-orders for connections, says local TD, and architect of the National Broadband Plan, Denis Naughten. There are 2,993 premises in the Roscommon area such as Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Lecarrow, Athleague, Castlecoote, Donamon, Ballymacurley, Kilroosky and Four-Mile-House (see attached …

Broadband Update across Roscommon & Galway

In Blog, Business & Jobs, East Galway, East-Roscommon, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, Local Issues, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many people have been in contact with me seeking timelines for the build out of the local fibre network. Earlier, today I received an update from the Department of Communications broadband team on the build out of the fibre network across Roscommon and Galway. You can view the details provided to me here: Roscommon Galway Broadband Progress Update Nov. 21 …

Leaving Cert students should have accredited grade option

In Blog, Local Issues, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

Many students sitting the Leaving Certificate next June want to see the option of accredited grades included. Here is what one Roscommon student said & how An Taoiseach responded: Taoiseach Last night I received an email from a leaving cert student in my constituency, who feels they have been completely forgotten by the Department of Education as it’s not recognising …

Likely that some missing UK paedophiles in Ireland

In Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

Naughten tells Taoiseach registration loophole making us a “safe haven” for convicted sex offenders The Dáil has heard from Denis Naughten TD that 151 months after the Justice Minister admitted the failure to modernise the law on the registration of sex offenders would lead to Ireland becoming “a safe haven for convicted sex offenders”, this gaping hole in our so-called …

Budget 2022 is about energy and Government has failed to address costs

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Energy, Environment, Families, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Young People by Denis Naughten

The single biggest inflationary pressure on our economic recovery is energy costs. Gas prices projected to rise by up to another 50% over the coming months and then settle at a rate about 10% higher than current prices in the second half of next year which will have a significant knock on impact on electricity prices. Electricity prices have already …

One in 5 local children in supersized classes – Naughten

In Education, Families, News, Young People by Denis Naughten

The fact that some children are still in classes of 30 pupils or more means many of them are being  subjected to huge educational disadvantage which has negative, long-term consequences, claims local TD Denis Naughten. Questioning the Minister for Education in the Dáil, Denis Naughten pointed out: “If you spread the marmalade too thin on a slice of toast, you …

Plans to address broadband bottlenecks mothballed since project started – Naughten

In Agriculture, Business & Jobs, Education, Energy, Environment, Families, Health, Infrastructure, Jobs, News, Older People, Posts by Topic, Tourism, Young People by Denis Naughten

The Mobile Phone & Broadband Taskforce, established to address key bottlenecks in the delivery of vital broadband infrastructure across the country, has failed to meet since the contract with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) was signed in November 2019. This, in part, has contributed to the significant delays in the project delivery, claims Denis Naughten TD. “Based on current estimates from …

50% jump in number of long term children in asylum system

In Blog, Young People by Denis Naughten

While the number of people in the Direct Provision asylum system has gone down over the last 11 months, the number of children spending more than 5 years in the system has increased by a whopping 50% to 165 children. This Minister for Justice has just provided these figures to me in the Dáil reply below. The Direct Provision system …