Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar met members of the local community
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar visited the Allen Area Community Employment Project recently as part of his visit to Kildare for the Fine Gael think in.
“He met representatives of the committee and participants from the Allen Area Community Employment Project at a reception at Ballyteague GAA and also at Milltown Heritage Centre,” said Dep Martin Heydon.
He said the Minister acknowledged the progressive nature of the scheme and was entertained by the Allen area CE choir, and met with participants who recently completed training courses.
“Clients from the day care centre in Ballyteague took the opportunity to remind the Minister of the importance of the old age pension in the upcoming budget,” he said.
He praised Deirdre Moran, the committee and helpers who highlighted the scheme's strengths.