Call to reverse the closure of Community Welfare Officers clinic in Malahide

*DALY CALLS FOR REVERSAL OF DECISION TO AXE YET ANOTHER PUBLIC SERVICE IN MALAHIDE

* SHOCK AS COMMUNITY WELFARE OFFICER SHUTS DOOR

Dublin North TD Clare Daly has reacted angrily to the decision of the Department of Social Protection to shut the doors of the Community Welfare Officers clinic in Malahide from Tuesday week, March 20th.

Deputy Daly has called on the Minister to pull back from the decision. She said, “Axing the community welfare officer service from Malahide, at a time when more people than ever need to avail of it, is a severe blow to families and individuals in the area and cannot be allowed to proceed. Forcing people to go to Kilbarrack to access a service that will only be open for an hour and a half, three mornings a week, is scandalous.”

She continued, “Following on from the decision to cut the Garda station opening hours and not proceeding with the Fry’s Model Railway project for the Casino, you’d begin to wonder whether the government has a vendetta against Malahide.”

“This is part of a wider problem of inadequate Social welfare services across north county Dublin. Forcing people who are unemployed to spend their limited resources on bus train fares, or petrol going into the city centre or indeed Kilbarrack in this instance is just not on,” she said.

“Everyone remembers the election promises. It’s about time the government TDs started delivering for the area”.

Article source: http://www.claredaly.ie/call-to-reverse-the-closure-of-community-welfare-officers-clinic-in-malahide/