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Two Mayo schools selected for hot meals pilot scheme

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Two schools from Mayo have been selected among 36 schools nationally to take part in the Hot School Meals Pilot Project that was announced by Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, this week.

Community projects to suffer as CE supervisor strike starts on Monday

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Clubs, communities, and organisations right across the city and county will be affected from Monday when Community Employment Scheme supervisors stage a five-day strike.

Grace and Scott the real heroes as Henshaw family raise funds for South Westmeath Hospice

I will begin this column by noting and paying respect to the late US president George Bush who died recently. I have not any particular memories about him but I have always felt that he was a most honourable person, and that seems to be the general opinion now upon his passing. I noted at his funeral home that his faithful dog who he has had for years was keeping watch on the rug outside, and I thought well, the late president must have had very admirable human traits. May he rest in peace.

Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran welcomes youth initiative

Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD, has welcomed the launch of the Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS), a new work experience scheme targeted exclusively at young jobseekers who are either long term unemployed or face significant barriers to employment.

Social welfare Christmas bonus payment to remain

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has dismissed as “fake news” a story in some national media outlets that the Christmas bonus for old age pensioners and social welfare recipients was to be axed.

Ó Cuív demands rules for community employment schemes be ‘relaxed’

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All vacant places on the Community Employment Scheme, the Tús Scheme and the Rural Social Scheme must be “filled without delay”, while rules governing the schemes must be changed to allow participants to stay on longer if no other suitable applicants are available to fill them.

Seminar marks the 100th anniversary of women’s vote

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A seminar held in Athlone last week heard of the huge changes in the lives and roles of women in the last 100 years, but also identified some areas where further progress is necessary.

McFadden to host ‘Women Making a Difference’ meeting

Athlone based Senator Gabrielle McFadden will this week host a meeting entitled ‘Women Making a Difference’ in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.

Rabbitte calls for re-examination of rural and social scheme rules

Funding for schemes such as the Rural Social Scheme and Tús are in danger of being slashed under the new funding model being proposed by the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty.

Boost for Galway Hospice through Dormant Accounts Funding

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway and Mayo South, Seán Kyne last evening (Wednesday) confirmed an allocation of almost €100,000 for Galway Hospice from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

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