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Monday 16 September 2019

Welfare offices to close

Fianna Fáil TD Declan Breathnach has said many users will have to travel longer and further to access the same services, following the closure of the Adelphi Court and Muirhevnamór welfare offices.

He added the news came as 'no surprise' following a reply he got from Minister Regina Doherty to a Parliamentary Question on the issue in June.

'The Department of Social Protection have confirmed the Community Welfare Offices operating from Adelphi Court and Muirhevnamor will close in August.

'Users of these services will now have to use the Intreo Office at St. Alphonsus Road.

'I asked Minister Doherty if two of these offices would be closing and merged into the Intreo Office at St. Alphonsus Road.

'The minister's reply was vague, stating a more 'integrated and efficient' service was being finalised which would 'eliminate inconvenience'.

That led him to believe the closure was imminent, and that has now been confirmed.

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