Criticism expressed for restructuring of Social Economy Schemes.

The service provided by Social Economy Schemes is immeasurable according to Carmel Walsh Manager of Kerry Community Transport. The scheme is to be restructured which may result in the loss of up to 80 jobs in North Kerry alone. Carmel Walsh says this will remove people from the workforce who prior to the scheme had been long term unemployed. The Kerry Flyer, a project under Kerry Community Transport provides a travel to people living in rural areas. Speaking on this morning’s Kerry Today she said this service cannot be done as economically by private companies.