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Book launch to examine how Ireland can recover from the recession

Ireland’s Economic Crash, the new book by Dr Kieran Allen, senior lecturer at the School of Sociology in UCD, will be launched at a meeting in Richardson’s Pub, Eyre Square, this evening at 8pm.

Calleary welcomes new European Commission strategy to tackle job losses

Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary TD welcomed the range of initiatives proposed by the European Commission to maintain and create jobs, to upgrade skills, and to increase access to employment.

Simon Communities unite to ‘Put Homelessness on the Run’

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Midlands Simon Community is delighted to announce a joint fundraising event in conjunction with the Simon Communities in Galway and the Mid West. The first ever Women’s Mini Marathon Galway takes place in Galway on Sunday June 28 and is a fantastic opportunity for women to show solidarity with those on the margins of our society, and to ‘Put Homelessness on the Run’.

Higgins calls for social welfare waiting times to be shortened

It is vital that those in need of the social welfare benefits and services receive such support as swiftly as possible, especially as the numbers of unemployed rise this year.

Snip, snip - nobody has escaped the government’s big chop

Even the pet name - An Bord Snip Nua - is sending shivers down the spine of the ordinary person today.

Ninety one percent of NUIG graduates in employment

Preliminary figures from the annual first destination survey of NUI Galway's 2008 Graduates' Survey indicates that nearly 91 per cent of the University's graduates entered employment or further study on completion of their degree. The data contained in the preliminary report is an annual survey of almost 4,000 graduates on NUI Galway full-time programmes. The survey is conducted nine months after graduation and gives an invaluable insight into employment opportunities and further study trends.

Kinnegad man to feature in new book about literacy

‘School Days’, ‘A long way from home’, and ‘Celtic Education’ are just some of the stories that feature in a new book launched by the National Adult Literacy Agency. Called ‘Written Off?’, and based on the TV series of the same name, the book captures the personal stories of 14 Irish people who recently came together to learn to read and write. The book is an inspiring collection of some of their childhood memories, thoughts and poems, and also contains contributions from three of Ireland’s most prominent authors: Patricia Scanlon, Mary Stanley, and Dermot Bolger. Going back to education as an adult isn’t easy but this book proves that the benefits are great and that everybody has the right to read and be read.

Cope seeks information on public’s attitude to homelessness in Galway

Cope Galway is calling on the public to take part in its online Public’s Perceptions of Homelessness in Galway survey.

Spirit of Christmas alive and well in Golden Island

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Golden Island Shopping Centre has once again shown its support for the local community by joining forces with Midlands Simon Community to help raise some much-needed funds towards the fight against homelessness.

New act to tackle county’s housing issues

Assessment procedures for housing applicants, anti-social behaviour, and a homelessness action plan were among the features of the Housing Act 2009 discussed by councillors at Monday’s meeting of Westmeath County Council.


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