The work being done by Teach Fáilte, a refuge for families fleeing domestic violence, in Mullingar, was applauded by members of Westmeath County Council at their estimates meeting.
(Teach Fáilte is run by Team Temporary Emergency Accommodation Midlands, which is based at the Parish Community Centre on Bishopsgate Street in Mullingar.)
Cllr Michael Dollard called on the council to provide €10,000 in its estimates to support this work. He said that Teach Fáilte is a high support unit for victims of domestic violence and they are doing great work, but they need more staff and more money.
He asked that the council give €10,000 to TEAM (Temporary Emergency Accommodation Midlands) to fund this work. He was supported by Cllr Una D’Arcy.
Jimmy Dalton, director of services, gave a commitment to press for funding for TEAM in 2019. He said they would highlight the work done at Teach Fáilte and their pressing need for funding.
Additional funding could therefore bubble to the surface, he said.