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Further Housing Executive job losses announced

19 April, 2008

Sinn Féin Newry Armagh MLA Mickey Brady has said that the latest announcement of further job losses within the Housing Executive will have massive implications for those awaiting Grants.

Mickey Brady said that he shares the view of most that recent announcements of further job pay offs in the Newry office will have massive implications for a wide section of the community.

Mr Brady said:

"Further personnel from the Grants Department have been paid off. The Department is hugely busy and I have no doubt the result of these further cuts at the local Housing Executive Office will mean that many within our communities awaiting the processing of their Housing Grant Applications will be faced with more delay.

"Staff in these departments will be stretched even further.

"This is front line services we are talking about. The most vulnerable within our community will once again be the first to be hit as a result of these cut backs." ENDS

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