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December 01, 2008

Athy Youth Cafe Receives Funding for Local Employment

Local Fianna Fail TD, Seán Ó Feargháil has welcomed the news that Youth Café in the Old Dispensary in Athy is to receive a funding boost of €42,000 to support local employment.

"The funding will be awarded under the Community Services Programme from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs."

"The investment is designed to enable the employment people in managing and operating community facilities."

"The goal is to promote social and economic development and real employment opportunities within communities."

"The Programme targets those from disadvantaged groups such as those with disabilities, long-term unemployed, travellers, lone parents and rehabilitated drug users who might otherwise find it difficult to find employment.

"I am delighted that this funding will be allocated to those who need it most and I wish all of the staff and volunteers at the Youth Cafe every success," concluded Deputy Ó Feargháil.