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What step would you take to help end homelessness?

The Midlands Simon Community has been undertaking a full programme of activities for Simon Week, which runs from Monday October 1 until this Sunday October 7.

Microfinance fund recognises challenges facing small businesses

Elected representatives across the political divide in Mayo have been clamouring to welcome the microfinance fund of €90 million which was announced last week. According to the politicians the fund is good for business.

Businesses should apply for MicroFinance Loan Fund says Nolan

Galway companies and businesses are being urged to apply for the Government’s MicroFinance Loan Fund which came into operation this week.

Funds for two Mayo groups

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, has approved funding of €30,000 for 12 community groups to support a public awareness initiative to promote October 17 as the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Yes vote will help protect and create jobs — O’Mahony

Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony has stated that a Yes vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum will help protect jobs we have and create jobs we need.

Mayo businesses invited to Business Finance meeting

Network Mayo is keen to see representatives of all types of business in Mayo at its March meeting which will feature Norma Smurfit, chairperson of First-Step Microfinance, as guest speaker. She will be speaking on First Step - Business Finance – a vital area for everyone in business, especially in modern times.

Public lecture on The Famine takes place tonight

Mark Kennedy, a driving force behind The Galway Famine Memorial committee and the Galway Famine Ship Memorial Project, will give a public lecture on The Famine tonight.

Reasons for hope in Ethiopia because of people’s resilience

For those of us old enough, the images from Africa that haunted our television screens for a large part of 2011 will have taken us back more than a quarter of a century.

Fair Trade survey and information days for Galway

The Galway City Fairtrade Committee will carry out a survey over the coming weeks to assess people’s knowledge of fair trade and examine whether attitudes to fair trade have changed since the last survey, which took place five years ago.

Half of Kenya’s drought-hit children ‘eat nothing in a day’

Nearly half the children surveyed in drought-hit northern Kenya had eaten no food for a whole day – with those separated from their parents faring even worse, shocking figures reveal.


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