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MQI Athlone Community Employment Scheme providing substance misuse support

As demand for addiction services rise, Merchants Quay Ireland’s Athlone Community Employment Scheme provides vital support for continued recovery from substance misuse.

Ifac advises employers to keep records and budget for new statutory sick pay

This January, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is advising Westmeath employers to make sure their records are kept in order when it comes to employee sick leave and to budget for the additional payroll costs for the new statutory sick pay.

New appeal for Mayo properties to house Ukrainian people

Mayo County Council is appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine.

Employability Midlands formally launches updated and improved website

The Tullamore Library was the venue for the successful launch of Employability Midlands’ updated and improved website.

Over 4,000 people unable to work after Covid payment ceases– Naughten

Over 4,056 people are in receipt of a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection because they were unable to return to work after their Covid Enhanced Illness Benefit payment ceased, it has been revealed following an analysis of welfare claims by local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten.

Midlands region farmers to benefit from changes to Farm Assist programme

Local Fine Gael Senator Aisling Dolan has welcomed changes to the Farm Assist Means Test recently announced by Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, the result of which will mean more farmers in the Midlands region benefitting from participation in agri-environmental programmes with no impact to social protection payments with an income disregard now being applied to the Department’s Farm Assist, Jobseeker’s Allowance and State (Non-Contributory) Pensions.

Changes in carers’ entitlements

During Carers Week we celebrate the valuable contribution made by carers in our local communities, in particular the ways in which carers support older and dependent people to continue to live in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. It is an opportune time to remind carers of some of the changes recently made to Carers Allowance, paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

Total number of Ukrainians living in Westmeath revealed by CSO

The number of Ukrainian refugees living in Westmeath since the Russian invasion commenced in February has been announced by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Ifac urges Midlands region farmers to prepare for onset of statutory sick pay

New legislation giving employees a statutory entitlement to sick pay is currently making its way through the Oireachtas.

Canney calls on Department to expedite claims to educational sector workers

Seán Canney, Independent TD, has received complaints that school bus drivers and other educational sector workers have not been paid their entitlements for the Easter holidays due to a backlog within the Department of Social Protection with the processing of such claims.


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