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Hedge-cutting proposal for people on Live Register

The problem of overgrown hedges on county roads could be alleviated by people on the Live Register being employed to cut them down, according to a local councillor speaking at a meeting this week.

Ó Cuív tinkering around the edges of ‘welfare to work’ — Ring

Fine Gael social protection spokesperson Michael Ring TD has described Minister Eamon Ó Cuív’s training proposals as a bitter disappointment for the thousands of people on the live register who are still waiting for decent training and education opportunities.

Public sector workers depending on State benefits

Responding to the recent revelation by the Department of Social Protection that almost 3,000 public sector workers are dependent on Family Income Supplement, Sinn Féin Cllr Thérèse Ruane, has warned that Irish society is becoming more polarised and unequal by the day. She also recommends that people check out their eligibility for family income support top-up payments as more than €100,000 remains unclaimed.

Social welfare fraud targets on schedule

Claims by Deputy Michael Ring that social welfare fraudsters are “having a field day” have been disputed.

College grant move will leave thousands on the dole - Naughten

The Government’s decision to change rules governing the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA) will leave people languishing on dole queues rather than allowing them to upskill and re-enter the workforce, according to local TD Denis Naughten.

Athlone Women’s Network to hold open day

At a worrying time of economic recession, information is vital. To help with this, Athlone Women’s Network, in conjunction with Athlone Drugs Awareness Group and Westmeath Community Development, have organised an information open day to take place on Wednesday June 30 in St Kieran’s Community Centre, Tormey Villas, Athlone.

Ballina school vies for national social innovators title

St Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, has been shortlisted for the ninth Young Social Innovators’ Showcase and Awards, which take place in Croke Park on May 5 next. Its project, “Fusion V” looks at ways of increasing youth involvement in the community.

Galway West retains its minister in Cowen’s ‘uninspiring’ reshuffle

To describe An Taoiseach Brian Cowen’s cabinet reshuffle as cautious would be to give it a gravitas it does not deserve. It was simply the work of an uninspired and dreadfully uninspiring leader.

End of the Teo show as Eamon gets a proper job


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