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Criticism at lack of oncology transport

A local councillor has hit out at the lack of transport available for Westmeath patients undergoing oncology treatment in Tullamore hospital.

Son in court over aggressive behaviour

Returning to Ireland from Canada has left a 23-year-old broke and in trouble with his parents, who now want him to do an anger management course.

Help for hearing loss, the hidden disability

Hearing loss can cause a wide range of problems, from an inability to hear words clearly to a lack of awareness of the surrounding environment, leading to social isolation and, in severe cases, depression. Hearing loss often develops slowly, so the individual with the loss adjusts to living life at reduced sound levels. Family members or friends often first notice the loss, and alert the individual to the problem. The signs of hearing loss include misunderstanding words, having to frequently ask others to repeat what they said, raising the volume of the television excessively, and difficulty hearing group conversations or hearing over background noise. Hearing loss can occur at any age, and it is becoming more prevalent in younger generations due to exposure to daily levels of excessive noise from work, music, concerts, and MP3 players. Hearing loss is a hidden disability and society in general can be unaware of the severe side effects of hearing loss. It is estimated that 17 per cent of Irish people suffer some form of hearing loss. The good news is that hearing loss can be helped by a few simple measures.

Judge astonished as man estimates 16 years to pay State back €4,300

Judge David Anderson has expressed his astonishment that a Mullingar man is planning to take 16 years to pay back money to the Department of Social and Family Affairs.

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.

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.

Petty changes made to exclude people from HRC

Cllr Ann Phelan has expressed grave concern around the policy of the Department of Social and Family Affairs regarding the policy on the Habitual Residency Clause.

Mortgage interest supplement not in touch with reality

Ireland’s leading housing charity is seeking a complete overhaul of the Mortgage Interest Supplement claiming its criteria are too strict and not realistic in the current environment.

Mortgage interest supplement not in touch with reality

Ireland’s leading housing charity is seeking a complete overhaul of the Mortgage Interest Supplement claiming its criteria are too strict and not realistic in the current environment.

IBEC launches new work placement programme for recent graduates

IBEC has launched Gradlink, a programme to provide recent graduates with work experience opportunities in companies across the country.

 

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