‘Moville community welfare clinic must remain open’

McConalogue calls for planned closure to be reversed immediately

PAGE 7 Deputy Charlie McConalogue

 

An Inishowen TD has called on the Department of Social Protection to reverse a ‘cruel’ decision to cancel a weekly community welfare clinic in Moville.

Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue said that if the planned closure goes ahead then the people of the Moville area will be forced to travel to Carn or Buncrana to meet with a community welfare officer.

The announcement comes as another blow for the seaside town, which is set to lose a second bank in less than two years with Ulster Bank slated to shut in March following the closure of the AIB in June 2013.

Deputy McConalogue said the loss of the Moville community welfare clinic, held in the town every Friday, would be wholly ‘unacceptable’.

“The Department’s decision to axe the clinic in Moville is completely unacceptable and is the latest example of this government’s dismissive attitude to rural Ireland.  The clinic provides an essential link between the local community and the district Social Welfare Office in Buncrana.”

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