More social workers for County Kildare

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Paul O'Meara

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Paul O'Meara

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More social workers for County Kildare

Cllr Sorcha O'Neill

Some 28 social workers are to be appointed to serve in the County Kildare area.

The lack of resources has threatened to create a “never ending waiting list”, said Naas-based Sinn Fein councillor Sorcha O’Neill.

Cllr O’Neill said the appointments, announced by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, will tackle a “backlog of over 550 cases.”

Cllr O’Neill said that Co. Kildare has the same number of young people as Tallaght and Ballyfermot combined.