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Working capital is the number one issue for small businesses - Mullingar Chamber

“Micro Finance Ireland allows micro-enterprises to get working capital in an easy and cost-effective manner. Over €3.5 million has been approved by Microfinance Ireland to just over two hundred micro-enterprises. That working capital is supporting almost 500 jobs. It is great to see this support for small business and a brilliant briefing to have ahead of Mullingar Chamber’s AGM,” according to Pat Whelan, chamber president.Pat was speaking at the Micro Finance Ireland (MFI) business briefing to chamber members recently.

Emrich demands candidates fight cuts to homeless services

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Any threat to funding for homeless services for Galway city must be opposed, and candidates owe it to the electorate to make a pledge to fight any cuts to this sector.

Midlands Simon Community issue urgent homelessness appeal

As funding cuts continue, homelessness in the Midlands continues to be a growing issue, according to the Midlands Simon Community.

Higgins demands cap on moneylenders

A cap on the interest that can be charged by moneylenders in Ireland must be introduced by the Central Bank in order to stop them “preying on the poor”.

NUIG school of humanities to host public famine talks

NUI Galway’s School of Humanities is hosting two public events this weekend on the topic of famine, and on the Great Irish Famine in particular.

Fuel poverty must be tackled—Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the move by Electric Ireland to freeze its prices until January 2014 but warns that more needs to be done to tackle fuel poverty. She is calling on Labour to deliver on their party's promise to tackle fuel poverty and to use Budget 2014 to give some hope to families to make ends meet.

No funding joy for Midlands Simon despite exemplary performance

Midlands Simon Community may be one of the best performing homelessness services in the country but there was no good news when the housing minister Jan O’Sullivan attended their conference recently.

Summerhill students collect ‘digital schoolbags’

First year students at St Joseph’s College, Summerhill were presented with brand new iPads yesterday [Thursday] as they arrived for the first day of their secondary school career.

Part-time firefighters to get equal rights to jobseeker’s benefit

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has received confirmation from Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, that part-time fire-fighters will now be entitled to jobseeker's payments. Up to now, many retained fire-fighters were deemed ineligible for jobseekers on the grounds that they were not 'available for and seeking work'.

Join Team Midlands Simon to help the homeless

Are you participating in the Flora Mini Marathon, triAthlone, or one of the many sporting events scheduled for the months ahead?


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