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Sinn Féin delivers – Carthy welcomes opening of MABS advice centre in Athy

29 January, 2014 - by Matt Carthy MEP


The Sinn Féin Midlands North West EU candidate, Matt Carthy, has welcomed the decision of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) to open a branch in Athy, Co. Kildare.

 The decision came after a Sinn Féin public meeting in Athy where the public expressed their wish for such a service in the town.

 From the 12 February MABS will now hold clinics every Wednesday in the Athy Resource Centre, Woodstock Street from 9-4pm.

 Speaking today Cllr Carthy said:

 “I recently hosted an information night in Athy on the issue of mortgage distress. People from across the county came to hear the expert advice that was on offer from both MABS and the Irish Mortgage Holders Association. One of the views expressed on the night was a call for MABS to open an advice clinic in Athy.

 “I can now confirm that MABS have taken on board these calls and decided to return to Athy to offer help and advice to people in mortgage distress. This service will be beneficial to the people of the town and I am pleased that Sinn Féin was able to help support this in some way. 

 “I want to thank local Sinn Féin Councillors Thomas Redmond and Ger Kelly for pursuing this matter.”

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