3 Jun

Clare employers urged to apply for new apprenticeship grant

FINE Gael TD Joe Carey has urged Clare employers to take on apprentices and avail of new financial supports to do so. More than 2,500 people have been registered as apprentices so far this year – higher than the same period in the past three years. Businesses who take on apprentices are now entitled to […]

24 Dec

More Clare people claiming treatment benefits

There has been a significant increase in the number of Clare people benefitting from dental, optical and aural services over the past year since the treatment benefit scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection was extended to include self-employed people.

13 Oct

A good deal for carers and the self-employed

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that Budget 2017 has delivered a new deal for carers and the self-employed whose significant contributions to society have been largely overlooked. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, I was delighted that we could deliver long-term illness and treatment benefits for the self-employed as […]