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A new report from the National Recruitment Federation, arguing for the State to use the children’s allowance to provide additional creches, has been condemned by Galway Green candidate Pauline O’Reilly.
Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for the Government’s Fuel Allowance scheme, and a local councillor is urging eligible Galwegians to apply.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has welcomed the announcement that those in receipt of the Fuel Allowance will now be given the option to receive it in two lump sum payments.
Senator Gabrielle McFadden, has asked for an increase in the Military Service Allowance.
Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, is reminding families that the Back to School Clothing Allowance will be made available again this year, and urged families who are not automatically entitled, to make an application before the August deadline.
An innovative approach to an allowance paid to parents to help meet their schoolgoing children’s needs would boost support for parents and save the State millions of euro, it was claimed this week.
Commenting on the mounting concerns that many families who have applied for the Back to School Allowance may have to wait until late October before receiving the grant, Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane said: “Children, regardless of their social or economic background, have the right to attend school in comfortable fitting clothing and in this time of economic hardship it is essential that hard pressed families are assisted in preparing their child for school. I am inundated with distressed parents, who cannot afford the costs of uniforms and books needed for their children to get to school. The current fiasco around the processing of the Back to School Allowance reflects a lack of planning and foresight on behalf of the Government. Personnel should have been in place to deal with the increased number of applications.
A man who stole more than €4,000 from the State when he claimed his brother’s dole is now putting by €10 a week to pay back the money.
Deputy Denis Naughten has advised parents who may be eligible for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance that they still have time to apply for the scheme. The closing date for completed applications is Thursday September 30.