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Prison for social welfare fraud

A Polish man who works as a chef in Castlebar, who signed on for social welfare benefits of a friend of his who had returned to Poland, was sentenced to six months in prison at Claremorris District Court this week.

Dragon candidate to address new Midland business group

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The Midland Business Network (MBN) has confirmed it has secured the services of Dragon’s Den entrepreneur and presidential candidate, Seán Gallagher, as the keynote speaker for its first annual address in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on September 12.

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Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company and Mayo Sports Partnership in association with Mayo County Development Board, Connacht Rugby (IRFU), FAI, Mayo GAA, HSE West, Mayo Job Club, and Department of Social Protection will deliver Goal to Work in Ballina this September.

NUIG scholarship for unemployed and low incomes groups

This year, as a further effort to enhance access and participation opportunities for unemployed and low income groups, NUI Galway has approved a Scholarship Scheme to reduce fees for applicants in receipt of Job Seekers Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance and One-Parent Family Payment, who wish to enrol for part-time degree and diploma courses provided by the University, and who meet Department of Social Protection income thresholds.

Cannon to chair key committee as Government agrees to wind down FÁS

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., yesterday announced that a new further education and training authority called SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) is to be established.

O’Mahony calls on Minister to urgently address appeal waiting times

Mayo Government TD, John O’Mahony has discovered that it can take up to 14 months for appeals to be processed by the Department of Social Protection. Now, Deputy O’Mahony, is calling on the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, to redeploy staff to the department to speed up the process.

Restoration of minimum wage welcomed by Labour councillor

Labour councillor Harry Barrett has welcomed the restoration of the minimum wage from €7.65 to €8.65.

Galway People’s Resource Centre to launch new premises

The Galway People’s Resource Centre, which relocated from Nuns Island to a new premises in St Clare’s Walk earlier this year, will officially open its new offices on Monday.

Kyne urges jobseekers to avail of ‘Springboard’ college courses

Fine Gael Galway West Deputy Seán Kyne is urging jobseekers in Galway to consider availing of one of 13 new courses available under Springboard, a scheme launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn as part of the Government’s Job Initiative.

Family carers training programme in Mullingar

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland (ABI Ireland) is calling on family carers caring for and supporting someone with an acquired brain injury (ABI) to attend a training programme which will be held in the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar. The training programme will commence on Tuesday February 1 and will run for six Tuesday mornings during February and March. Attendance is free but numbers are limited, so those interested in attending should register their interest with ABI Ireland early to avoid disappointment. A briefing session will be held on Tuesday January 18 between 10am and 12pm in the Annebrook House Hotel, Austin Friar Street, Mullingar. This will provide families with an opportunity to find out more about the programme before deciding to attend. The programme is for family members caring for and supporting someone with a brain injury.

 

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