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Shauna Long from Horeswood.

Shauna Long from Horeswood.

Shauna Long from Horeswood.

The Government's decision to provide a special 'Covid payment' for those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic has offered a lifeline for thousands of Irish people.

However, given the requirements in order to qualify for this payment, some people have 'fallen through the cracks'. One of those people is Horeswood student Shauna Long.

When Covid-19 arrived on our shores Shauna was working full-time in a créche, in an unpaid position - a work placement as part of her Social Care degree at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).