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Galway worst affected as Carthy hits out at rural post office closures

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Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has described An Post plans to close 159 post office branches across rural Ireland as an absolute scandal that must be resisted.

Keeping older people and those living alone safe in their homes

PhoneWatch, Ireland’s leading provider of home safety systems has announced it will give €75 off the cost of installing a monitored PhoneWatch alarm system to those 126,000 people qualifying for the new Telephone Support Allowance introduced by the Department of Social Protection.

Keena calls for review of CE Scheme terms


Only 31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed

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31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed, which is less than half the rate of those without a disability, said Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland, this week when he spoke at launch of Social Justice Ireland’s Quarterly Employment Monitor.

Online PRSI options are excluding, not helping people, warns Ó Cuív

The decision to move all PRSI services online has met with fierce criticism from a leading Galway TD, who said it is an impractical move with many areas of the State still without adequate broadband cover.

Cannon calls on jobseekers in Galway to take seasonal opportunity for work

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that jobseekers in Galway should be aware that their entitlements will not be affected should they avail of opportunities for work over the Christmas period.

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Disability seminar to champion supporting choice and independence

Q Mark for Mayo Local Employment Service

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Mayo Local Employment Service has won a National Q Mark Award for Best Quality Management System in Local Employment Services at The National Q Mark Awards. The nomination puts it in the top 6.75 per cent of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland and this win means it is at the very top of the Q for highest standards of quality and excellence.

Tomorrow is deadline for Fuel Allowance applications

Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for the Government’s Fuel Allowance scheme, and a local councillor is urging eligible Galwegians to apply.


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