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Limerick Resource Centre for the unemployed moves to Cecil Street

Caroline Sheehan, Padraig Malone, coordinator of the Centre for the Unemployed, Ann Campbell, outside their new building in Cecil Street

Caroline Sheehan, Padraig Malone, coordinator of the Centre for the Unemployed, Ann Campbell, outside their new building in Cecil Street

  • by Nick Rabbitts
 

A LOCAL facility which helps people who are out of work has moved back into the heart of the city after a ten year absence.

The Limerick Resource Centre for the Unemployed has moved into a building in Cecil Street formerly occupied by the Red Ribbon Project, which itself has moved to Davis Street.

Established in 1987, the service provides a range of services to people out of work, including computer classes at a heavily-reduced rate, and advice on how to fill in forms, and claim certain social welfare benefits.

For the last ten years, they have been in Hunt’s Lane, just off Dominic Street in the Tait Business Centre.

But following its sale from Shannon Development to a private company, they were told their lease would not be renewed.

Padraig Malone, said being back in the city centre - previously they were in Thomas Street - is ideal.

“It is in a magnificent street. We can put up proper signage. You get a passing trade, much more so than what you would get in Hunt’s Lane,” he explained, “We could not have hoped for a better location really. Everyone knows Cecil Street, you don’t have to explain where it is.”

The centre was founded by the trade union movement in 1987, and is affiliated to ICTU.

 

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