Drop in Car Sales

Drop in Car Sales Central Statistics Office Drop of more than 4,000 in cars licensed for the first time in March 2020 compared to March 2019 Number of vehicles licensed in Q1 2020 falls by 6,700 compared to Q1 2019 Consumers are more likely to choose an electric or hybrid vehicle in 2020 than ever […]

Lock Down until May 5th

Lock Down until May 5th Public Health Measures in place until 5 May to prevent spreading COVID-19 Published: 10th of April 2020 From: Department of Health and Department of the Taoiseach Everyone is urged to stay in their home wherever possible until 5 May. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk […]

Advice For Dealing With Anxiety

Advice For Dealing With Anxiety By Julie Shockley It is hard to dispute the potentially devastating impact anxiety can have on an individual’s life. To defeat anxiety, it is necessary to understand its causes and possible methods of addressing it. Read and apply the guidance in this article, and you will have the power to […]

Message From President Michael D Higgins

Message to the Irish at home and abroad at Easter 2020 From President Michael D Higgins Date: Fri 10th Apr, 2020 This Easter 2020 is a challenging time for so many. All of our Irish family, and particularly those abroad, are very much in the thoughts of loved ones during these difficult days, as we […]

RNLI and Irish Coast Guard Issue Warning

RNLI and Irish Coast Guard Issue Warning RNLI and Irish Coast Guard urges people not to use the sea for exercise or recreation   The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are asking the public not to take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea, while the current […]

Seniors Alert Scheme

Seniors Alert Scheme From www.hse.ie Seniors Alert Scheme: The scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by Pobal.  Pobal is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that manages programmes on behalf of a number of Government Departments and the E.U. The Seniors Alert Scheme (SAS) encourages community support for vulnerable older […]

25 New Deaths Reported

25 New Deaths Reported Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – Wednesday 8 April Published: 8 April 2020 From: Department of Health The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 25 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. 13 deaths located in the east, 8 in the north, 2 in […]

Senior care delivery during Covid-19 crisis

Senior care delivery during Covid-19 crisis Now more than ever our elderly population needs support, reassurance and care. Sponsored Senior care delivery during Covid-19 crisis; While many of us are taking sensible precautions by self-isolating and social distancing, for older people, cocooning is a more extreme measure put in place for those over 70 years […]

New Emergency Powers for An Garda Síochána

New Emergency Powers for An Garda Síochána An Garda Síochána have been granted new powers amid the current Covid 19 lockdown and social distancing  The reason for the new powers, which the Oireachtas voted on last month, comes as reports are increasing as to the number of people that are ignoring guidelines laid down by […]

New Guidelines for Assessments and Exams

New Guidelines for Assessments and Exams From: Department of Education and Skills New Guidelines for Assessments and Exams; Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor today (08 April 2020) announced that further and higher education institutions will not be holding written, oral or practical assessments in examination centres during the Covid-19 emergency. Universities and colleges […]