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Ring warns Ó Cuív not to neuter welfare officers

With more and more families falling into poverty and facing into another bleak year, Fine Gael social protection spokesman Michael Ring TD has warned Eamon Ó Cuív not to neuter the community welfare service when it joins his Department.

Mayo TDs welcome retention of community service programmes

A number of Mayo TDs this week welcomed the announcement of the renewal of the contracts for eight services provided under the community services programme within the county for the next three years. The eight schemes which received funding were, Mayo North Family Heritage Centre €138, 681.50; Seirbhisi Curam Cill Chomain Teo €146,198; Dolmen Rainbow Cleaners €146,198; Dolmen Clubhouse €89,099; Custom House Studios Ltd €89,099; Castlebar Social Services Company Ltd €89,099; Ballina Heritage Costume Company Ltd €155,744.50; and Abbey Wreaths Ltd €136,681.50.

High noon as HSE West prepares to wield axe on local services

A leading local trade union official says he is hopeful that the powerful campaign mounted by the public against the proposed health cuts may influence the HSE West when it wields its axe today (Thursday).

CSP open days take place across the county

Today (Friday) Community Social Programmes (CSP) employing local people to develop community and social enterprises in the city and county, are holding open days to inform the public of their valuable work.

Public urged to sign petition to save health services

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A new organisation formed to fight the health cuts is urging people to sign a petition to register their concern.

Threatened HSE cutbacks would decimate Mayo health services

Severe job losses and a decimated health service in the region is a possibility if newly threatened HSE cutbacks in Mayo go ahead. In the whole HSE West region, 1,000 people could lose their jobs, with 300 people on temporary contracts in the county to potentially lose their jobs if a report, compiled by a consultancy firm, is implemented.

HSE pay out €90k for health cuts report

As jobs in the health sector continue to be under threat it was revealed this week that the HSE paid a staggering €90,000 to a consultancy firm for a cost-containment report.

Beds to close at Kilkenny hospitals to fulfil service plan commitments

Kilcreene Orthopaedic Hospital has confirmed that it is to close a number of beds at the hospital for the remainder of the year . One theatre will also close for the months of July and August.

O’Mahony hits out at cuts in Mayo General Hospital budget

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has said that the decision by the HSE to slash the health service budgets for 2010 in Mayo by €28m will impact on every single family in Mayo at some stage this year. Deputy O’Mahony was speaking in the aftermath of the news that the hospital and community services budgets have been dramatically slashed by the HSE.

Young people urged to take a stand against job losses

A Galway based national youth organisation is calling on young people to take a stand in relation to ongoing job losses and cuts in key health, education, transport and community services.


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