Lockdown Movie Guide

by Michelle Heffernan Going stir crazy indoors? Fear not! Find a healthy way to not speak to one another by streaming another great movie   White Boy Rick Imagine being an FBI informant..at the age of 14. Starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh , White Boy Rick tells the story of Richard Wershe Jr. […]

Important Information Pandemic Unemployment Payment Eligibility

Important Information on COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment Eligibility Published: 26 March 2020 From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme The Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme is a new scheme introduced to help employers retain workers on their payrolls during a period of reduced trading or temporary lay-off related to […]

Clocks are Going Forward but Why?

Clocks are Going Forward but Why? Irish “Summer Time” officially starts at 1 am on Sunday, when the clocks go forward an hour. Every year the clocks for forward and back but did you ever wonder why we do this?  It happens to all of us when we wake on that Sunday morning when the […]

New Services from An Post

New Services from An Post An Post to roll out a range of new services to help during COVID-19 From: Department of the Taoiseach Following discussions between the government, An Post and the Communications Workers Union, An Post will roll out a host of new measures to help people deal with COVID-19, particularly the government’s […]

New Measures Announced for Childcare Providers

New Measures Announced for Childcare Providers Minister Katherine Zappone announces measures to support Childcare Providers and Parents during Covid-19 closures From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Following the announcement yesterday of sustainability measures in response to Covid-19 by the Government, Minister Katherine Zappone, has provided further details to support the Childcare sector. Outlining these […]

What are the new COVID 19 Measures?

What are the new COVID 19 Measures? Updated measures in response to COVID-19 From Tuesday 24th of March Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Ireland and globally, the government announced additional measures to slow the spread of the virus in Ireland Monday the 24th of March. All schools, colleges etc to remain closed […]

National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme.

National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme.   The government has today announced a National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme. This will provide financial support to Irish workers and companies affected by the crisis. In summary: a temporary wage subsidy of 70% of take home pay up to a maximum weekly tax free amount of €410 per week […]

Speech from Leo Varadkar Tuesday March 24th

Speech of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Post Cabinet Statement, Tuesday 24 March 2020 Published: 24 March 2020 From: Department of the Taoiseach Good afternoon. This morning, the Cabinet met to decide on the next steps that the government will take to respond to the Coronavirus Emergency. These are unprecedented actions to respond to an […]

Latest Guidance on Public Health Measures

Latest Guidance on Public Health Measures Published: 24 March 2020 From: Department of the Taoiseach The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended that all non-essential retail outlets close to members of the public. All other retail outlets are to implement social distancing. All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain […]

Health Advice for Parents and Children

Health Advice for Parents and Children These social distancing measures should significantly reduce the total number of cases and deaths and the demand for hospital capacity during the peak of the epidemic. Grandparents Children may play a significant role in spreading this virus. Even if all are deemed healthy, social distancing should be practiced. This […]