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 …

Education Committee must confront SUSI crisis

In Blog, Education, Young People by Denis Naughten

  Dear Deputy Tuffy, I am writing to request that you, in your capacity as Chairperson of the Committee on Education and Social Protection, call an emergency meeting of the Committee to address the current delays faced by students applying to the new Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) system. As I am sure you will agree, over the past number …

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 …

Early Childhood Care and Education Graduation

In Blog, Education by Denis Naughten

  This week I was delighted to speak at the graduation of the Early Childhood Care and Education course of St. Josephs College, Summerhill, Athlone. Here is what was said:   Firstly, I would like to thank Principal Liam Nally and Course Co-ordinator  Bernie Murray for inviting me to address graduates this afternoon. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate each and …

Naughten questions survey of Roscommon Town

In Business & Jobs, Mid-Roscommon, News by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten, this afternoon questioned Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) on its survey of Roscommon Town which claimed that there was inadequate and expensive car parking in the town when compared to the country as a whole. The national survey concluded that Roscommon Town needed to improve on car parking availability (four per cent below the national average) and …

Naughten welcomes delivery of industrial broadband to local schools

In East Galway, East-Roscommon, Education, Infrastructure, Mid-Roscommon, North-Roscommon, South Roscommon, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

Denis Naughten has welcomed the completion this week, of the roll out of industrial strength broadband to every secondary school in the West of Ireland. “As of today, the programme to roll out 100Mbps broadband to schools in the West, Midlands & Border Counties has been completed which will directly benefit every local secondary school pupil” claims Denis Naughten TD. …

Letter to Minister James Reilly

In Blog, Health by Denis Naughten

  Dear Minister Reilly,   Further to your parliamentary reply of the 3rd of October (below), I am writing to you to request that the current vaccines on the board of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service be filled as a matter of urgency. As a frequent blood donor myself I am as aware of the demand for blood and blood …

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 …

Bus Éireann concessions falls short of local requirements – Naughten

In East-Roscommon, Infrastructure by Denis Naughten

While welcoming the concession by Bus Éireann to provide a short term once a day service to Rooskey, Dromod and Carracastle, it falls well short of the basic requirements of the local communities and ignores the town of Elphin completely, said Denis Naughten TD. Following the pressure by the local communities affected by the changes to Bus Éireann routes 22 …