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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.
According to the latest figures released by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, there are 1,200 more people in Mayo in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payments this week compared to last week.
According to the latest figures released by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection there are 1,200 more people in Mayo in receipt of Pandemic Unemployment Payments this week compared to last week.
The acquisition by Tuath Housing, of 32 properties for social housing purposes within The Orchard residential estate in Cornamaddy, was the focus of detailed discussion at the monthly meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District.
Trade unions, political parties, women’s groups, student unions, housing agencies and community groups have joined forces in Galway to stage a major rally on the housing emergency, this Monday April 8.
With some 5,000 households - an estimated total of 15,000 people - on the housing waiting list in Galway, an 11 acre site at Sandy Road should be used to provide residential development and council housing.
Fianna Fáil Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has called on the Government to reform the Household Benefits Package to ensure people are not penalised as a result of providing accommodation for their children.
The increase in incomes due to changes in the USC, and the savings that will be made as a result of the extension of free GP care, and a second free pre-school year, will "more than cover the extra costs incurred by water charges and the property tax".
Rent controls are "urgently needed" in Galway" to deal with the shortage in the housing supply that is causing "worry and stress" for families across the city and is impacting on both the private and social housing sectors.
Nearly 4,000 allegations of child neglect or abuse of a sexual, physical, or emotional nature were reported to social and child protection workers in Galway in the past four years.