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Revenue opt to release updated Local Property Tax information

Revenue has published provisional statistics in relation to the voluntary compliance phase for the 2022 to 2025 Local Property Tax (LPT) valuation period.

More than 18,000 Galway homes benefitted from National Fuel Scheme last winter

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More than 18,000 households across Galway were helped to cover the costs of paying to heat their homes last winter, through the National Fuel Scheme.

Constituency Sinn Fein Deputy calls for continuous child benefit teen payments

Sinn Féin TD for Longford Westmeath Sorca Clarke has called on the government to pay child benefit in respect of 16-18 year olds over the summer months, after many families expecting the payment in recent times did not receive it.

Canney welcomes progress on Tuam social welfare offices

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Social welfare services are close to finally being “under one roof” for north Galway, due to the progress being made on refurbishing the old library on Shop Street in Tuam.

Political news in brief

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Catch up on what your TDs and Senators were speaking about this week. 

180 Galway complaints to Ombudsman last year

The Ombudsman received 180 complaints from people in Galway including 21 about Galway City Council and 38 about Galway County Council, according to the Ombudsman Annual Report 2020. Meanwhile, there were four complaints about the National University of Ireland Galway.

Rory Best turns up the volume on free hearing aids at Specsavers with PRSI

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Former Ireland rugby captain Rory Best has teamed up with Specsavers to support its Healthy Hearing campaign, launched in celebration of important PRSI changes.

Government improves hearing aid support in new treatment benefit scheme

The Treatment Benefit Scheme run by the Department of Social Protection has increased support for hearing aid products and services from March 27. A welcome change as a recent study by Hidden Hearing shows one in two Irish adults know someone that has experienced hearing loss, and seven per cent of the Irish public feel their hearing has declined in the last year.

Hidden Hearing clients to avail of new treatment benefit scheme

The Treatment Benefit Scheme implemented by the Department of Social Protection has increased support for hearing aid products and services from March 27, 2021.

Canney questions high expenditure on Jobpath scheme

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With more than €250 million spent to date on the Jobpath scheme, Independent Galway East TD, Seán Canney, has asked if the scheme is providing "value for money".

 

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