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The increase in the cost of living is affecting Carlow intellectual disability services as well as households according to Carlow TD Jennifer Murnane O’Connor.

Deputy Murnane O’Connor raised the issue in the Dáil last week with the Taoiseach.

“We have many services in Carlow for intellectual disabilities that are a fantastic service and resource. I have met with representatives of BEAM Services in Bagenalstown, the Delta Centre in Carlow and the Cairdeas Centre in Tullow. I am very worried because they are finding that the cost of living – heating, ESB and transport costs – means they need more funding. I ask that the government provide extra funding for these service providers.”

In response, an Taoiseach noted: “As usual, the deputy’s feet are on the ground and she is engaged with the communities across her county.”

Mr Martin said the deputy had “raised a fair point in terms of cost-of-living issues for service providers, such as BEAM Services and the Cairdeas and Delta centres”.

He added: “In the context of a cost-of-living approach by the Government, we will examine what we can do for the sector.”


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