Category: Covid-19

Almost 17,000 people respond to Govt call for community volunteers during COVID-19 crisis 

  Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, have welcomed the fantastic support of volunteers from local communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Since the call for volunteers to support the community response to COVID…
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2020 CLÁR Programme will help rural communities respond to COVID-19 – Minister Ring

€5 million fund forms part of Minister’s integrated Rural Development Investment Programme   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, today (Monday 25th May) announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2020.   CLÁR is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports that is being launched by…
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Resources available to those living with long-term health conditions during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

People living with long-term health conditions may be more at risk of serious illness if they get coronavirus and need to take extra care to protect themselves (further information available at: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/at-risk-groups.html).   It is also really important that they continue to manage their long-term health condition(s) at this time.  Community Health Care West are…
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GAA Legends on call

IS THERE SOMEONE COCOONING OR ISOLATING IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO WOULD LOVE TO GET A CALL FROM A GAA LEGEND?   Paul Byrnes, former Executive Editor of GAA with RTE Sport and a native of Oranmore has come up with an initiative to make a difference in a joint initiative for Galway City and County…
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Funding allocated for Agricultural Shows can be used in 2021 – Minister Ring  

Original Press Release  Monday, 18 May 2020 Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed again today (Monday, 18 May) that funding which he allocated to support the running of Agricultural Shows throughout the country this year can be used in 2021 where shows have to be cancelled due to the…
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PPN Connect Info Brief

Dear PPN Members, Welcome to this edition of the Galway County PPN Newsletter (PPN Connect Info Brief). We hope you are all well and coping with the many changes to our lives as a result of the Pandemic. In this issue, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Galway Co PPN Connect Project…
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PPN Connect Project Launch

Galway County PPN announces the launch of its ‘PPN Connect’ Project PPN Connect Poster Due to the current situation impacting on the way we can interact with you, the PPN has had to drastically change the way it works over the coming months. With social distancing making it harder for us to connect and continue…
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Update from the Telecoms Industry

Comreg have released a web page with COVID-19 Useful Consumer Information, it has useful information for consumers regarding electronic communications during the current COVID-19 situation. This is of relevance to the PPN and representative groups providing support to vulnerable groups and individuals. ComReg welcomes Telecoms Industry Commitments to assist consumers during COVID-19 To-date, the Commitments…
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COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises

Published: 6 May 2020 From: Department of Rural and Community Development   The Department of Rural and Community Development is funding the COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises. If you are a community and voluntary organisation, social enterprise or charity and you are in urgent need of funding to help your organisation…
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New HSE Campaign #HoldFirm launched and other resources

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support Team   Update for PPN Members- 10th May   We wish to thank you for your ongoing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This is a note to let you know of a few communications updates.   Research Some interesting insights in a report published by…
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