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New year funding for local animal welfare groups

Four local animal care and welfare organisations have been awarded funding towards their services for 2014.

Warm welcome from politicians for animal welfare funding

There was a strong welcome from a number of politicians for funding for four animal welfare groups in the county which was announced this week. Michelle Mulherin TD said: “I am delighted that the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food Deputy Simon Coveney, has confirmed that his Department has awarded funding totalling €46,400 to Mayo-based animal welfare organisations. The successful organisations are the North West SPCA, which was awarded €26,600, Mayo Animal Welfare, awarded €3,000, Mayo SPCA €9,800, and Ainmhithe Animal Rescue, which was awarded €7,000. These are the foremost west of Ireland-based organisations delivering animal care and welfare services and their importance is recognised by today’s decision.”

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It is very clear from various reports in recent years that have highlighted the scale and seriousness of child abuse in Ireland, that there is a need to significantly improve Ireland’s child protection and welfare services. With this as our guiding principle, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has developed Draft National Standards for the Protection and Welfare of Children which set out the key attributes of an effective and safe child protection service. The setting of standards by HIQA and the monitoring of compliance with them are important levers in driving improvements in the effectiveness and safety of health and social care services for children and families.

Nowhere for boy to go, court hears

A Circuit Court judge has refused to suspend the balance of a prisoner’s sentence because there is nowhere for him to go to get the help he needs.

One year probation bond for theft

A man who stole a number of items from a city petrol station over a period of one week received a one year probation bond.

Man gets five months for multiple offences

A repeat offender with 80 previous convictions who committed burglary and theft on the same night was handed a five month prison sentence at Kilkenny District Court last week.

 

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