Concerns raised at proposal to centralise MABS structure

A Fianna Fail Senator says there a concerns that MABS offices in Cavan and Monaghan could soon be closed.

Senator Robbie Gallagher has expressed his concern in advance of the proposed restructuring of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS).

MABS is funded by the Citizens’ Information Board, which is proposing to restructure MABS into eight new regions, removing the current autonomy enjoyed by 51 services.

There are two MABS offices located in the Northern Sound Region, one at Elm House in Cavan with the other located on Muckno Street in Castleblayney.

Senator Robbie Gallagher spoke to Northern Sound, he says the move to regionalise MABS services would be a backward step.