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More people at risk of homelessness due to rising rent costs, say COPE in budget submission

A growing number of people are at risk of homelessness due to rising rent levels and a shortage of affordable private rented accommodation in the city.

Ó Cuív calls for expansion of Community Services Programme

Dep Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the new Minister for Activation in the Department of Social Protection, Kevin Humphreys, to look at expanding the Community Services Programme to provide extra community services and employment while reducing the number of people on the live register.

New service launched to help workers return to work after absence

A new free service targeted at helping employers and employees, who may have suffered a serious illness or injury, return to work is now available across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

New legislation threatens rural Galway post offices

Post offices in rural Galway should not be threatened with closure over Government plans to relpace ‘An Post’ with the term “payment service provider” in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.

Reform ‘exploitative’ JobBridge scheme

Thousands of JobBridge interns are being exploited through “inadequate regulation” of the scheme, which is also harming actual job creation.

New Springboard courses in Galway

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Sean Kyne has this week welcomed the launch of additional places on Springboard courses in Galway.

Initiatives needed to halt escalation of homelessness

There were 54 households actively seeking independent accommodation in Galway city during just two days last month, but many properties were outside the maximum rent supplement limit, according to COPE Galway who has warned iniatives are urgently needed to avoid the escalation of homelessness.

Chamber breakfast briefing announced for May

Mullingar Chamber and the Department of Social Protection are hosting a breakfast briefing on May 13 in the Greville Arms.

Jail for “cloud cuckoo land” dole dodger

A man who defrauded the State out of more than €16,000 worth of social welfare was jailed for three months this week (March 25).

Restitiution efforts leads to pension fraud leniency

A man who defrauded the State out of more than €22,000 was ordered to pay a total of €1,135 in fines and costs this week (February 12) after the court heard how he had begun to make restitution.


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