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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".

A tasty new venture for Scoil Chaitríona

The school community in Scoil Chaitríona Senior is excited at the beginning of a new venture into hot school meals in partnership with Fresh Today.

Big cleanup commences for deluge-hit Clifden

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Homeowners and businesses in Clifden are counting the cost this evening (Wednesday) after serious flooding hit the town early today when the Owenglin river overtopped. Schools were closed on the orders of gardai and 17 properties including homes and a hotel were evacuated as waters rose.

Sole traders in Mayo urged to apply for Enterprise Support Grant – Senator Burke

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Self-employed people in Mayo should apply for the newly-revamped Enterprise Support Grant to help them get back on their feet after Covid-19, Fine Gael Senator Paddy Burke has said.

Conway-Walsh calls for elderly Hardship Fund

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Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Teachta Dála Rose Conway-Walsh, has this week called for the new government to re-establish a once-off grant in cooperation with Age Action Ireland and the Irish Red Cross, to assist vulnerable elderly people during the pandemic.

 

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