Reversal of cuts to alarm grant
Published 17/01/2013 | 08:56
FOLLOWING the announcement last week by The Department of The Environment, Community and Local Government that funding for alarms for the elderly would be cut and that only people living alone would qualify for a grant, Muintir na Tíre made representations to The Minister and after a media campaign Community Alert were the only organisation to meet with Minister Hogan on the issue on Saturday morning and as a result of their discussion they have succeded in getting a reversal of the cuts and funding to 2012 levels. We trust that this news will allay the fears of members of our community waiting for funding for alarms.
The Cork County Council's mobile van will visit Killavullen Village on Friday morning at 10.30am.
Last Sunday's results; 1st Elizabeth O'Gorman & Ann Hanrahan, Ballyhooly; 2nd (divided) Margaret & Joe Collins, Doneraile, Ann Drinan & Dan Browne, CTR and Mrs. Burke, SBM & Con O'Gorman, Ballyhooly; the best of the last five games Patsy Roche & Phyllis Carroll, SBM; draw on last game Margaret O' Connor & Margaret Buckley, Killavullen; raffle winners Margaret Buckley, Elizabeth O'Gorman, Margaret Collins and Maureen O'Donovan, CTR.
The card players wish to extend their sympathy to Dan O'Brien on the death of his sister Mrs. Collins. May she rest in peace.
Cards in Killavullen on Sunday at 8.30pm.
Congratulations to Brendan Canavan, Nano Nagle Place on winning the "jack-pot" of €1100 in the local club's weekly lottery when the draw took place in Magners Bar on 8/1/2013. The numbers drawn were 4, 7 & 19.
The winning ticket was sold by The Haven Bar. The winners of the "lucky-dip" prizes were Jenny Luddy, Mallow, seller Tom Luddy, Ella Hayes, Ballygown, seller D. Mellerick and Sean, Niamh & Orla O'Regan, Monanimy, seller Marion O'Regan.
The club members wish to extend sincere sympathy to Richard and the Dorgan family, Rahan on the death of their mother, Lucy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.