Changes to Tipp MABS on the way

Staff at MABS and Citizens Information Services in Tipperary are being reassured that changes to both services will not result in job losses.

The Money Advice and Budgeting Service and CIS are both overseen by the Citizens Information Board.

Changes are on the way for MABS and CIS services in the Premier County.

The Money Advice & Budgeting Service guides people through dealing with problem debt while the Citizens Information Services provide information on public services and entitlements.

The Citizens Information Board is in the process of reorganising and modernising both services in local communities across the country.

This will include a move away from the current 93 Boards model to a 16 Board structure split evenly between MABS and CIS.

CEO of the Citizens Information Board Angela Black says local services will continue to be available to the general public via online, face-to-face and telephone services.

Local employment will remain unaffected under the new model, and all service locations will remain fully operational.

A series of regional consultations are being held to discuss the implementation of the new structure – the event for the Tipperary, Waterford, Limerick and Clare region will take place at Ballykisteen Hotel in Limerick Junction on Thursday night next.

MABS has offices in Thurles, Nenagh, Clonmel, Tipp Town, Carrick on Suir and Cahir while the CIS offices in the Premier County are located in Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles and Tipp Town.