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Galway must do ‘everything it can’ to make Ukrainian refugees welcome

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Galway must do “everything it can” to make refugees from Ukraine welcome in Ireland, while the State needs to ensure they are properly supported with access to vital measures such as good-quality accommodation.

Basic income scheme for artists will be ‘stabilising measure’, says deputy mayor

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The basic income guarantee scheme for artists and arts workers being piloted this year, will be “a stabilising and supportive financial measure to those who give so much to the public”.

CE supervisors vote to accept pension proposals

Fórsa and SIPTU members in working as Community Employment (CE) Supervisors have announced that they have voted to accept the terms proposed by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) to pay members a retirement gratuity in settlement of their long running dispute.

Reddington welcomes Community Employment Scheme reforms

Galway County councillor Andrew Reddington has welcomed reforms to the Community Employment Scheme and Rural Social Schemes which allow participants to remain on them until retirement and other benefits.

Revenue opt to release updated Local Property Tax information

Revenue has published provisional statistics in relation to the voluntary compliance phase for the 2022 to 2025 Local Property Tax (LPT) valuation period.

More than 18,000 Galway homes benefitted from National Fuel Scheme last winter

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More than 18,000 households across Galway were helped to cover the costs of paying to heat their homes last winter, through the National Fuel Scheme.

Constituency Sinn Fein Deputy calls for continuous child benefit teen payments

Sinn Féin TD for Longford Westmeath Sorca Clarke has called on the government to pay child benefit in respect of 16-18 year olds over the summer months, after many families expecting the payment in recent times did not receive it.

Canney welcomes progress on Tuam social welfare offices

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Social welfare services are close to finally being “under one roof” for north Galway, due to the progress being made on refurbishing the old library on Shop Street in Tuam.

Political news in brief

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Catch up on what your TDs and Senators were speaking about this week. 

180 Galway complaints to Ombudsman last year

The Ombudsman received 180 complaints from people in Galway including 21 about Galway City Council and 38 about Galway County Council, according to the Ombudsman Annual Report 2020. Meanwhile, there were four complaints about the National University of Ireland Galway.


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