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Become a SATU support worker with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is a dynamic organisation with passionate staff who have been supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape since 1984. 

Rural Social Scheme delays leave local farmers high and dry says Rabbitte

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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.

FF candidate Connolly condemns Government’s treatment of children with autism in Western region

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Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Galway West John Connolly says he is shocked by the Government’s treatment of children with autism in Galway.  Hundreds of children are facing long delays for assessment because of excessively high waiting lists.

Increased support for children with disabilities in pre-school - McFadden

Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed a new Government programme to increase support for children with disabilities in pre-school.

Mayo GP meets with Fine Gael health committee on crisis facing general practice in rural Ireland

A delegation of GPs from rural communities throughout the country, including Noreen Lineen-Curtis based in Mayo, met with the Fine Gael Health Committee recently to give its views on the crisis facing general practice in rural Ireland. The delegation highlighted the pressing need for resources in rural general practice, the lack of which has plunged the service into a crisis not seen in Ireland since the mid-80s.

Be part of the Mayo GAA #littlethings campaign

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The Mayo GAA County Board in partnership with the Health Service Executive and Mindspace launched a positive mental health promotion partnership with the unveiling of a sign at MacHale Park. The aim of this initiative under the #littlethings campaign aims to encourage and facilitate people to develop and maintain positive mental health.

Paul Durcan at the Linenhall

One of Ireland’s foremost and most prolific poets, Paul Durcan, returns to the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for one of his legendary readings on Thursday December 3 at 8pm. 

Console to host Celebration of Light in Swinford

Families and friends of people lost through suicide in Mayo have the chance to get together to remember their loved ones at Console’s upcoming Christmas Celebration of Light. The evening of song, music, poetry, and reflection takes place in Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Swinford on Sunday November 29 at 4pm. The evening also includes the lighting of candles and a minute’s silence in the presence of others to remember those who are no longer with us on life's journey. More than 500 people lost their lives to suicide in Ireland last year. The event is one of nine celebrations of light being held by the national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console, with some 6,000 people expected to attend nationwide.

Become a SATU support worker with Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is a dynamic organisation with passionate staff who have been supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape since 1984. 

VAT refunds for charities

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It is said that “charity begins at home”.  It is also said “look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves”.  Maybe this has been updated for cents and euros I’m not sure but as part of the recent Budget documentation, a report on the VAT cost for charities was released by the Department of Finance.  Its main findings and representations were put forward by the Irish charities Tax Reform Group, a working group formed to examine proposals of reducing the VAT burden on charities in Ireland. 

 

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