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Ring pleads for government support for St Brendan's Village

Concerns for the future of St Brendan's Village in Mulranny, which provides a home-from-home for many elderly returned Irish emigrants and older people in the community, were raised in the Dail this week by Mayo TD Michael Ring.

Majority of main family earners caring for children with life limiting conditions forced to give up job

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New research conducted by the Cliona Foundation has revealed that in more than 70% of families who received assistance from the Foundation, the main breadwinner has had to give up work to look after their child.

Tuam welcomes new full time ambulance and crew

On Monday, August 4, Tuam welcomed a newly established second ambulance and crew at the town’s ambulance base, serving the residents of the town and the surrounding areas on a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week basis to help offset the demand and delays for the region.

Penalising firefighters amid ongoing dispute wholly unacceptable - Troy

Local Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, has described as unacceptable any attempt by the Department of Social Protection to penalise retained firefighters that are currently receiving social welfare payments, due to an ongoing dispute.

Construction tender for Merlin Park Surgical Hub to issue this month

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The construction tender for the new surgical hub on the grounds of Merlin Park will issue this month, after planning permission was granted by Galway City Council this week, Local TD and Government Chief Whip, Hildegarde Naughton said this week.

ALONE call for an immediate action plan on loneliness as data reveals concerning trend

ALONE, the national organisation supporting older people to age at home, has called for action from the Department of Health on loneliness, as new data shows that Ireland is the loneliest country in Europe.

Chambers announces €7.5m funding for Daisy Lodge in Cong


New Bill will protect young people from vaping dangers

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It will be illegal to sell e-cigarettes/vaping products to under-18s in the near future when a new Bill, the second stage of which came before the Dail on Tuesday, comes into effect.

Primary school children not consuming sufficient portions of fruit and vegetables

According to the National Children’s Food Survey, the majority of primary school aged children in Ireland (5-12 years) are only consuming three portions of fruit and vegetables per day which is far from the recommended ‘7 a day’.

Health department still in discussions on designation of long Covid-19 as occupational illness – Naughten

Officials from the Department of Social Protection have admitted they are still engaged in a “back and forth with colleagues in health, teasing out issues” with regard to the designation of long Covid as an occupational illness.


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