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Iorras Le Chéile Community Development Project set to close in Belmullet

Iorras Le Chéile Community Development Project on Main Street, Belmullet, is set to close after 13 years in operation in the Erris area. Four employees and two Rural Social Scheme workers have been served 30 days' notice. The project is managed by a local voluntary management committee with core funding from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Taoiseach welcomes €50,000 for Castlebar Social Services

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has welcomed the grand of €50,000 to Castlebar Social services. The money is part of the National Lottery funding from the Department of Health.

Emigration figures reveal increase in ‘brain drain’ from Ireland — Calleary

The latest emigration figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal a jump in the numbers of highly qualified graduates choosing to emigrate this year. The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has raised concerns about the increase in young Irish people with third level degrees who are opting to leave Ireland. 

Celebrate your mutt at Brigit's Garden

A celebration of dog ownership will be held at Brigit's Garden in Rosscahill, Co Galway, on Sunday September 13 from 1pm to 4pm.

COPE Galway seeks local solutions to homelessness 'crisis'

COPE Galway has identified access to housing as the single biggest issue experienced by clients of its services.

Urgent appeal to help Galway based children’s cancer charity

Hand in Hand children’s cancer charity has launched an immediate appeal for funding due to an unprecedented demand for its services. The not-for-profit organisation, which began operating in 2006, supports families who are affected by childhood cancer throughout Ireland. Its aim is to alleviate some of the stress, anxiety, and practical difficulties faced by families who have a child undergoing treatment for cancer, through the provision of practical (laundry, childcare, domestic cleaning, and meals) and emotional support.

Athlone Accessibility Awareness Day

Four of Athlone’s councillors attempted to navigate their way throughout Athlone’s Town Centre, using a manual wheelchair, a mobility scooter, a white cane, and other mobility aids which people with physical and sensory disabilities rely on in their day-to-day lives.

Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation supported by Mercedes-Benz

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The work being done around the country by the Jack & Jill Foundation to provide home nursing care and end-of-life care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions has been acknowledged by Mercedes-Benz in Ireland. 

Mayo Medical Academy to be completed this autumn

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, this week has welcomed the news that the dean of the Mayo Medical Academy, consultant surgeon Dr Kevin Barry, has been promoted to the role of professor by NUIG. Dr Barry is the only consultant to have been appointed to this role outside of the staff of Galway University Hospital. The Taoiseach also said this week that the €2.2 million project which will house the academy on a permanent basis is expected to be completed within the next two months.

Chambers hits out at latest Irish Water plans

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers has described the planned creation of another new database for the flawed water conservation grant as another chapter in the never ending mess that is Irish Water. Data released under Freedom of Information has revealed that Department of the Environment has suggested the Local Government Management Agency could establish a new database of Irish Water customers and non-customers to be used by the Department of Social Protection to administer the grant from next year. The Department of Social Protection is now writing to households telling them they can now apply for the grant.

 

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