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Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services are embracing the #HometoWork Government initiative by hosting a free ‘Hometowork West’ event on Wednesday next December 30 in the Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway running from 10am to 1pm that morning.
The level of the river Shannon will reach its peak and may begin to recede by this weekend. That was the message delivered by Westmeath County Council on Monday afternoon, December 14.
Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin confirmed that a special clinic will take place in Crossmolina today to help with applications under the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. "I am pleased to advise that the Department of Social Protection has agreed to my request and will operate a clinic at the Health Centre on the Erris Road on Friday from 10.30am to 12.30pm to help with applications under the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme which is designed to provide financial assistance in the case of flooding where homes are damaged," she said.
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has slammed the Office of Public Works for failing to maintain rivers in the county. Deputy Calleary said: “Flooding in Mayo is now becoming a regular occurrence. People across the country are talking about the floods of 2009, but the fact of the matter is that it is only three weeks since Crossmolina was under water. People there barely had enough time to clean up their homes and businesses before Storm Desmond hit. On Saturday water levels were so high that it reached the shoulders of the volunteers and workers who were on the ground.
It is certainly not going to be a very happy Christmas for many homeowners and businesspeople in Galway who are yet again suffering the effects of severe flooding around the county following the weekend storm. It is a case of déjá vu for many people who have been in this situation numerous times before. Indeed there has been a campaign on-going since 1995 to have drainage work carried in south Galway, and 20 years later the situation remains the same.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Galway East Cllr Anne Rabbitte says more than 150 farmers in the county are still waiting for their applications to be processed under the Rural Social Scheme. She’s calling on the Department of Social Protection to intervene and ensure that these backlogs are addressed as a matter of priority.
St Kieran’s Community Centre has been awarded €19,000 in funding by the Government as part of a national initiative to support community centres and non-profit companies.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that €181,000 being provided for community centres in Mayo will be put to extremely good use. This is part of a €3.2 million funding announcement by the Department of Social Protection to support the operation of community centres and facilities for 91 not-for-profit companies nationally.
Adult Literacy Awareness week takes place from Monday to Friday, September 21-25. The aim of the week is to promote local literacy services, raise awareness of the benefits of improving reading, writing, and numeracy skills, and to highlight the benefits of helping people with poor literacy and numeracy skills accessing adult education, to create a more inclusive society.
Galway's housing shortage is reaching crisis proportions as more than 25,000 students descend on the city seeking accommodation for the college year.