Work scheme expanded

Councillors have approved spending £14,000 on expanding an employment scheme run by the Rathcoole Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership.

The Rathcoole into Business project helps young people not in employment, education or training set up a mini-enterprise, co-operative or social enterprise in order to help them gain confidence and a foothold on a career ladder.

The programme will provide training, mentoring and support.

At Monday’s council meeting members approved spending £14,000 to help the programme expand to include the Monkstown and Grange areas.