South Tipperary Independent TD Mattie McGrath is outraged that CE Schemes throughout the country have started this New Year in total limbo and frustration as they do not know how they will be funded for the coming year, following the draconian cuts in the Budget.
“Following the massive cuts in the budget, the Minister for Social Protection promised that a review of CE Schemes would be carried out to ensure that the viability of the individual schemes would not be affected. This review has not been carried out, yet the CE Schemes have only been allocated €500 per participant as announced in the budget as opposed to €1500”
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