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Responsibility for FÁS was transferred this week from the Department of Education and Skills under Minister Mary Hanafin into the control of Éamon Ó Cuív Minister for Social Protection, who described the move as “an important step away from a passive model of income support to a proactive model which is clearly focused on progressing people to participation in the workforce”.
With more and more families falling into poverty and facing into another bleak year, Fine Gael social protection spokesman Michael Ring TD has warned Eamon Ó Cuív not to neuter the community welfare service when it joins his Department.
Éamon Ó Cuív, TD, Minister for Social Protection welcomed the transfer of staff of the Community Welfare Service from the HSE to the Department of Social Protection from this week.. He also confirmed that he has assumed responsibility for the policy direction and funding of the employment services and community employment services programmes of FÁS from his colleague, the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD today.
The self-employed should be just as entitled to welfare assistance as employees who lose their jobs or those on the dole as they require assistance through the bad times just the same as anybody else.
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement that Ballyheane Sports Club has been awarded funding under the Community Services Programme.
Kiltane Rural Social Scheme is now accepting applications from both men and women interested in joining the scheme.
A Ballina man who claimed disability benefit while he worked on building sites, where he used a different name and PPS number, was before Ballina District Court this week.
“Unfair and ridiculous” and a “having a personal go” at a potential rival at the next general election is how the Mayor of Galway has responded to criticisms of him by Independent councillor Catherine Connolly.
A special taskforce must be established to deal with ‘neighbours from hell’ according to Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Frank Fahey.
A man has appeared in court in Mullingar this week charged with defrauding the Department of Social Protection of thousands of euro over four years.