8 Deaths Reported on Monday the 30th of March

8 Deaths Reported on Monday the 30th of March Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – Monday 30 March Published: 30 March 2020 From: Department of Health The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 8 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. 6 deaths located in the east, 1 […]

200 New Confirmed Cases and 10 Deaths

200 New Confirmed Cases and 10 Deaths Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team – Sunday 28 March Published: 29 March 2020 From: Department of Health The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has today been informed that 10 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died, 8 male and 2 female. 6 deaths are […]

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 […]

Details of Social Welfare Payment Arrangements

Details of Social Welfare Payment Arrangements Details of weekly Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for weeks beginning 23 March and 30 March Published: 19 March 2020 From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, announced today that a single payment to cover two weeks will be made […]

News from An Garda Síochána

News from An Garda Síochána   An Garda Síochána is in the process of hiring additional vehicles to provide additional mobility to our members nationwide to provide increased community support and community engagement across the country. Speaking today Deputy Commissioner Twomey stated that “As a community at this time we need more than ever to […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

by Michelle Heffernan Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibhse go léir! To celebrate the utter brilliance of this tiny little island we asked some non natives to tell us everything they loved about living in the Deise!   James Mowatt, 24 from Devon, England   “I love Tramore here at the moment and full of paddy’s […]

Using Masks and COVID 19 Advice from the WHO

Using Masks and COVID 19 Advice from the WHO Thanks to the World Health Organisatin There are a lot of myths about COVID 19 doing the rounds on social media and this is why we have to be really careful of fake news.  Here at Waterford In Your Pocket, we are sharing information from trusted […]

Dept Of Foreign Affairs – Travel News

Tánaiste calls on Irish tourists in Spain – who want to fly home – to do so by midnight Thursday The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, has today held talks with his Spanish counterpart as well as the Chief Executives of Ryanair and Aer Lingus. Following the talks, Simon Coveney […]

You can play your part to tackle COVID 19

You can play your part to tackle COVID 19 You can play your part to tackle COVID 19. For anyone thinking that social distancing or doing self-isolation is unnecessary…this is as easy as it gets to explain it…the one who stayed away from the fire saved the rest that may have been affected by it. […]

Information for Employers and Employees

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Employers and Employees Information from the Department of Employment Affairs and Socia Protection The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection are introducing measures to provide income support to people affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 3 major changes have been announced: the current 6-day waiting period for Illness Benefit will not apply […]