Cloonakilla NS will have to await budget announcement – Naughten

In Families, South Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Responding to a question from Denis Naughten TD, the Education Minister stated that progress on the Cloonakilla NS project will be dependent on additional funds becoming available on Budget Day. The Minister stated: “Whilst, it is not possible to progress all projects within the Department’s building programme to construction concurrently due to competing demands on my Department’s capital budget, the …

Government accepts Bill to close 21-year-old incest loophole

In Families by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept his legislation to close off a 21-year-old legal loophole which allows women a far more lenient sentence than men when convicted of incest. The new law, the Criminal Law (Incest) (Amendment) Bill 2012, addresses the loophole by ensuring equality of treatment in sentencing in incest cases. The Bill proposes to …

21-year-old legal loophole on incest must be closed immediately

In Families by Denis Naughten

Amendment sought as a result of Roscommon sentencing Denis Naughten will move a new law in the Dáil this Friday to close off a loophole created 21 years ago which allows women a far more lenient sentence than men for the offence of incest. Under the current law a man faces up to life imprisonment if convicted of incest yet a woman …

€9.6bn worth of education emigrating annually – Naughten

In Families by Denis Naughten

The State has spent €9.6bn on educating the 89,000 people who emigrated from Ireland in the last year, a trend that is set to continue unless action is taken, claims Denis Naughten TD. Speaking in the Dáil this evening (Thursday) on the Social Welfare Bill, Denis Naughten said that while emigration has always been the safety valve for successive Governments …

Government accepts Bill to give information on paedophiles to parents – Naughten

In Families, Young People by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten TD has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept his legislation to allow information on sex offenders to be made available to the parents of children and vulnerable adults who may be at risk. He also welcomed confirmation that the legislation, which is to be introduced by Denis Naughten in the Dáil this week, is to be incorporated into …

Child Benefit letters could cover Croke Park pitch 2.5 times

In Families, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 Time to streamline process and save €100m Now that schools have returned, the Department of Social Protection will recommence its policy of issuing 600,000 letters to parents to see if their child is in school or in the country; replicating a process that is already carried out by the National Education Welfare Board on behalf of …

Naughten welcomes childcare grants

In Families by Denis Naughten

  Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of over €65,500 in capital grant funding to a number of childcare facilities in County Roscommon.

Update on new open prison in Castlerea

In Families, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

QUESTION NO:  151 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality (Mr. Shatter) by Deputy Denis Naughten for WRITTEN on Thursday, 23rd May, 2013. *  To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if prisoners to be accommodated in Harristown house, Castlerea, County Roscommon, are to be allowed to leave the grounds of Castlerea Prison to access the …

School attendance payment would tackle truancy – Naughten

In Families, News by Denis Naughten

Reform of the child benefit system which would see it become a school attendance payment would help to tackle the issue of truancy, Denis Naughten TD has claimed. “This is an issue which has attracted media coverage again in recent days and is something that continues to be a serious problem,” stated Denis Naughten. “The replacement of child benefit with …

Naughten raises progress on undocumented Irish with Tánaiste

In East Galway, Families by Denis Naughten

  Denis Naughten raised the issue of the undocumented Irish in the United Sates with the Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore this week following comments on the issue by President Obama and US Senators.   He pointed out to the Tánaiste that a twin track approach needs to be taken by US authorities to secure their external …