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Local Senator calls for special debate on government supports for men's sheds

May 17, 2022 12:05 By News Northern Sound
Local Senator calls for special debate on government supports for men's sheds Local Senator calls for special debate on government supports for men's sheds
Belturbet Men's shed
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Representatives from the men's sheds says they are under financial difficulty.

A local Senator has called for a special debate to be held on government supports for men's sheds.

Men's sheds aim to improve the health and wellbeing of their members, but Robbie Gallagher warns that they're operating "hand to mouth".

Representatives from the men's sheds says they are under financial difficulty and are seeking ring-fenced funding from government of around €2,500 to €5,000 per shed.

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They are also requesting that the government undertakes a national publicity campaign to alert people to the organisation.

Robbie Gallagher told Northern Sound that while the extra funding would be a small amount, it's vital to help men's sheds continue to grow:

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Meanwhile, Michael Gorman, who is the Treasurer of Belturbet Men's shed, told this morning's Joe Finnegan Show that the organisation is vital to the well-being and confidence of many local men:

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