Tuesday 21 February 2017

Providing aid to a courageous young woman in distress

Published 20/02/2016 | 02:30

Mayo deputies such as Enda Kenny should help this woman in need. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Mayo deputies such as Enda Kenny should help this woman in need. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A courageous young single woman in Co Mayo wrote an article (Irish Independent, February 18) on what life is like for her and her young son. She lives some 15 minutes away from the Taoiseach, and moved with her son from her family home to be near a college in order to study.

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What really adds to the pressures she is experiencing is how she was refused rent supplement. 

She finds it very difficult to live as a result, which led to her breakdown and depression, for which she travels a good distance to get counselling support to help her through.

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