11 Aug

cultural grants

Funding for Clare traditional music venues

Two traditional music venues have been awarded  €38,591 in funding from the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme. Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that €20,000 has been allocated to Cois na hAbhna in Ennis with a further €18,591 going to Teach Ceoil in Kilrush. “The first two rounds of funding under the scheme were for […]

10 Aug

Carey on paternity benefit

Carey urges new fathers to claim paternity benefit

As the first anniversary of the introduction of Paternity Benefit approaches, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is encouraging new or expectant fathers to apply for the two weeks payment. Employed and self-employed fathers with the correct PRSI contributions are entitled to receive Paternity Benefit which is available from the Department of Social Protection to parents […]

9 Aug

Carers benefits

€4.3 million paid to Clare carers

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that an estimated €4.3 million was paid to almost 2,500 carers in Clare today through support grants from the Department of Social Protection.                    Deputy Carey, who is a member of the Oireachtas committee on Social Protection, explained that the €1,700 grant is paid to those providing […]