Long term unemployment is a real issue in many parts of Ireland both urban and rural.

Our next segment features how this social problem is tackled on the L.E.S. – Local Employment Service.

In our area, this is delivered by Northside Partnership.

A panel featuring:

Paul Rogers, CEO, Northside Partnership

– Dr. Michael McGann, Maynooth University

– Lisa Bordnemann, LES Coordinator will debate the current scheme, proposed changes to LES and also hear from a participant in the scheme.

The panel is chaired by Declan Cahill.

Image: Photocall Ireland

Social benefit programming is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.