A happy ending as Socks finds loving home

first_imgIn August Nicola Ní Dufaigh launched an appeal with us after an eight month old kitten followed her neighbour home near St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny.As no owner came forward, Nicola directed her attention to finding Socks a loving home.Socks was adopted last weekend by a family from Illistrin. Nicola said; “They have a child who is 14 and loves Socks to bits. I got an update from the family this afternoon to say Socks is settling in so well and have full reign of the armchair! It came to a happy ending at last!”It was a bittersweet day for Nicola as she loved having him around, however due to work and other commitments Nicola wouldn’t have been able to give him the amount of attention he deserves.She described him as; “The most divine, loving, playful kitten. This guy has it all, from his tuxedo fur to his handsome looks, he is king of head butting and brushing up against you for lots of petting.”We hope Socks settles in very well with his new p-awesome family! A happy ending as Socks finds loving home was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Illistrinkittenletterkennyrehomesockslast_img read more

DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES

first_imgDONEGAL TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has expressed his concern at a letter which suggests that the government may introduce charges for home helps and care in the home.The letter which was issued by the Minister’ s office to the Regional Health Forum West refers to legislative powers to introduce such charges and states that ‘It is Government policy to increase the part played by community services in supporting older people in line with the preferences of older people themselves’.Commenting on situation, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “This government has introduced savage cuts in relation to home helps and the most vulnerable people in society; provoking larges protests on the streets of Letterkenny and throughout the state. “I am therefore extremely worried when I see government departments referring to the power to introduce charges for home help.“Minister Varadkar must immediately clarify the intent of this letter. He must assure the elderly people of Donegal that there will be no charges introduced on the vital services they receive.“The most vulnerable in our society must be protected. This has to be the priority of any government which prioritises the wellbeing of our citizens. Elderly people can never become another ‘cash cow’ for this government to raise revenue.”  DONEGAL TD FEARS CHARGES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR HOME HELP SERVICES was last modified: October 14th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:care workerschargesdonegal tdhome helpPadraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more