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Q: I am a professional female. I consider myself competent and ambitious. I am looking for a position of responsibility. It seems that most of those jobs are held and hired by men. The result is, more men. How do I access those roles when it seems really impossible? (BC, email).
Galway Simon Community, the city's homeless charity, has launched its annual Sleep Out for Simon event, and in a sign of the times, it is going virtual.
Some 1800 people have closed their claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) since last week in Mayo, Fine Gael Deputy Alan Dillon has said.
Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community is calling on people to take part in their Dip & Donate event this weekend to support those facing homelessness during a time when the charity say their services are critically needed now more than ever .Galway Simon’s annual Dip at Dawn event could not go ahead as planned this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The total number of people in Mayo in receipt of a Pandemic Unemployment Payment dropped by 200 week this week, according to the latest information from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
By Pat Doyle, CEO of Peter McVerry Trust
Just under 15,000 people in Mayo have received payments from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in respect of their application for the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week - with 533,000 people nationally receiving the payment.
Sinn Féin TD for Roscommon/Galway Claire Kerrane has said that the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is discriminating against workers aged over 66 years, who are being denied the emergency payment.
Workers over the age of 66 should be made eligible for the Covid-19 unemployment payment and the acting Government must "stop discriminating" on the basis of age.
Galway Simon Community has expressed its concern about the escalating Covid-19 crisis but assures the general public they are doing everything they can to ensure those they are supporting can remain safe.