Category: News

Guidelines for Ports during COVID-19

  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.   HPSC is part of the Health Service Executive and works in partnership with health service providers and sister organisations in Ireland and around the world, to provide the best possible information for the control and prevention of…
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Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus (COVID-19), can be worrying. This can affect your mental health. But there are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this.   Original post by: HSE   How your mental health might be affected The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event.…
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COVID-19 Community Response Communications Pack

A National Action Plan to address the Coronavirus outbreak was published on 16th March. The Plan sets out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. An additional, Community Response Action Plan was launched to complement the efforts of National Plan which aims to coordinate the…
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Resources available during COVID-19

  Official Information Sources on COVID-19 (Shared by Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support): HSE (Health Service Executive) COVID-19 Updates available here. HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) – Guidance for healthcare professionals on COVID-19 available here. Government of Ireland (Gov.ie) COVID-19 – Latest Updates available here. National Action Plan on COVID-19 available here. Minister Ring launches COVID-19…
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ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has announced the launch of a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.   As a member organisation of the National Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Subgroup for Vulnerable People, ALONE…
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Launch of a Family Carer (online) Support Group

  In light of the curtailment of many face-to-face Family Carer support services, and following extensive feedback, Care Alliance Ireland has set up an online Family Carer Support Group.   Open to all Family Carers living in the Republic of Ireland, this new online private group will be facilitated by a number of professionals with…
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COMMUNITY TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN THE NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON COVID-19

The Government’s new National Action Plan in response to COVID-19 was launched on March 16 2020.   The Plan sets out a ‘nationwide cohesive approach’ to respond to tackling the global pandemic in Ireland.   The Plan mentions a close collaboration with voluntary and community organisations, such as charities, local voluntary groups, volunteers’ to ‘contribute to…
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Athenry 2020 Digital St Patrick’s Day Parade

  Press Release   The Corona Virus may have dealt a huge blow to the traditional Irish St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but the town of Athenry has decided to think outside the box and take its St Patrick’s Day parade online!   “If the audience can’t gather to see us, let us reach out digitally…
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Islands Policy Consultation Paper

  The Minister of State with responsibility for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands has published an Islands Policy Consultation Paper.   The paper is available to view and download online here.   A hard copy of the paper may be requested from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (contact details below). Submissions…
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Minister launches Grant Scheme to support Commemorative events related to Mother and Child Institutions and County Homes

  Scheme now open to applications for funding.   The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced the launch of a grant scheme to support commemorative events for former residents of Mother and Child Institutions and those who had comparable experiences in County Homes. This new grant scheme will provide financial…
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