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Newry and Mourne Citizens Advice Bureau is appealing for volunteers with experience of working within the legal system, to help ease the pressure on the representation service it offers to clients appealing benefit decisions.
And until it is able to recruit such volunteers, the group has been forced to limit the number of appeal hearings it can offer representation at, as there is only one full-time representative currently employed in this post.
Rosemarie McDonnell, Manager of the Newry C.A.B. branch explained that, since the introduction of the reassessment of people on the former Incapacity Benefit, the bureau has seen a 60 percent increase in the number of people appealing Employment Support Allowance (E.S.A.) decisions. The added pressure on an already over-stretched service, as well as the huge stress and hardship placed on clients, has led the charity to take the major decision to recruit volunteers with a legal background.
[Source: Examiner Newspaper]
A born-again Christian who was clocked doing more than 120 M.P.H. during a high-speed chase that closed the M50 said he fled from Gardaí (police) in a "moment of madness.”
Charity volunteer Paul Byrne (44), from Foxrock Grove in Dublin, was chased by Gardaí from Blackrock to Templeogue, and believed his 600cc Yamaha R6 could out-run them.
He was charged at Dun Laoghaire District Court with eight counts of dangerous driving and having no insurance, and will be sentenced next month. Byrne is pleading guilty to the offenses.
[Source: Evening Herald]
A little two-year-old boy from Enniskillen who lost the card he made for Mother’s Day has been reunited with the card, thanks to an appeal made through the Fermanagh Herald.
Reece Wills (2) had made the Mother’s Day card with the help of staff at New Hope Day Nursery for his mother, Sonia, but then, somehow – on the way home – the card was lost.
It was found near the Erne Hospital by a local man, Michael Keown, as he walked to a match in Brewster Park and, as he explained to the Herald, he thought a family might be missing it, so he handed it into the Herald office.
[Source: Fermanagh Herald]
A former Christian Brother who is charged with the sexual abuse of a boy at Letterfrack Industrial School during the 1960s, has told a jury he had a very happy childhood himself.
The 72-year-old retired primary school teacher, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was giving evidence at his trial at Galway Circuit Criminal Court, where he denies six charges of indecently assaulting a boy on dates between August 1965 and April 1967, in his bedroom beside a dormitory in Letterfrack.
His evidence was in stark contrast to the evidence given by his alleged victim last Wednesday on the opening day of the trial.
[Source: Galway Bay FM]
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