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Hear Ltd want to listen to you

Gerard Feeney is director of Hear Ltd and also an independent Hearing Aid Audiologist with sixteen years’ experience in the hearing aid industry. He is a member of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (ISHAA) and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA). He is also president of the Irish Hearing Society (IHS) which is a chapter of the International Hearing Society with over 3,000 members throughout America, Canada and Europe.

CEDRA report finds Gort hit hardest by recession

Of all the towns in Ireland the recession hit Gort the hardest, falling from the top 10 per cent in 2002 to the bottom 10 per cent by 2011, according to a Teagasc supported research conducted by the Commission for the Economic Development or Rural Areas (CEDRA).

Future of rural post offices requires a holistic approach says Deputy Keaveney

In a response to recent revelations indicating that up to 400 rural post offices could be facing closure, Deputy Colm Keaveney has remarked that closing these local services could prove detrimental for social and environmental costs. "It is critical that in dealing with our current fiscal difficulties that we remember that the calculation of the cost of any reforms must include external factors such as social or environmental costs. In this case, rural post offices form a vital part in our rural communities and the calculation of the savings from any reform must take the social costs of the closure of post offices into account.”

Galway choirs to perform memorial concert

Three of Galway’s leading community choirs will perform a tribute concert on Saturday June 9 in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church for Monica Narciandi Junco.

Man jailed for collecting friend’s dole for a year

A man who repaid over €8,000 in just seven months after fraudulently collecting someone else’s dole for a year, was still jailed for a month this week (November 2) by a judge who said he “wanted to send out a clear message”.

Labour can be trusted on equality issues, says Nolan

If Ireland is to be able to cope with the social fallout from the economic crisis, all future legislation and plans for the future must have the principles of equality at their core.

IBEC calls on new government to focus on jobs in Midlands

With over 33,000 people unemployed in the midland region, IBEC, the lobby group that represents businesses, said that these new figures highlighted the need for all political parties to focus on putting jobs at the top of their agenda.

Conviction for multiple social welfare frauds

A Cork man who on 11 separate occasions claimed social welfare benefit using his brother’s name and card at Ballyhaunis Post Office, pleaded guilty to all 11 charges in Ballyhaunis District Court this week. Patrick Ward of 31 Blueberry Field, Broomfiled, Middleton, Co Cork, stole €2,247.30 in benefits over the course of 11 weeks before he was caught red handed by gardaí.

Freeman ceremony to honour two great men

Two remarkable Kilkenny men have accepted invitations to be made freemen of Kilkenny city.

Unemployment figures not reflecting number of employers out of work

Employers who are out of work and who have had to lay off staff, have no recourse to any social welfare benefit and are not included in the Live Register figures, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony.

 

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