200 Billboards Nationwide To Feature Imelda May Poem

94% of Irish people surveyed believe that Ireland has a responsibility to all of its people to treat them equally, however, only 22% believe that there is currently enough financial support in place to support community organisations who work on equality issues, according to the poll. The Amárach opinion poll, commissioned by Rethink Ireland, is […]

ALONE and TILDA compile report examining loneliness and social isolation in over-70’s

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has collaborated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to publish a report examining loneliness and isolation among over-70’s during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report[1], published today by TILDA, focuses on the impact of public health measures such as ‘cocooning’ on the mental and physical health of […]

Family ‘Dogfished’ by Dachshund Doggy Dealer

20% of people who purchased a dog during lockdown collected him/her the same dayOnline search for buying a puppy has increased 400%82% of those surveyed paid cash for their dog Dogs Trust Ireland is warning the public about the dangers of being ‘dogfished’ by unscrupulous ‘doggy dealers’ who are putting profits before the welfare of […]

Only 3 in 10 Irish men say they would attend counselling/psychotherapy

Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it revealed that only 3 in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy. The startling finding is compared to that of 2 in 5 women saying they would be ‘very likely’ to attend if struggling in some way with […]

Has your sense of smell or taste changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Researchers from Teagasc and UCD are working with sensory scientists from research institutions across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to understand how COVID-19 has affected people’s ability to smell and taste. The Smell and Taste Evaluation in Ireland (STEVIE) survey was launched today, Tuesday, 7 July, in response to reports that COVID-19 can […]

Imagine never escaping the lockdown: Irish Wheelchair Association asks people to get behind petition seeking greater Government support for people with disabilities

The Irish Wheelchair Association is asking people to get behind the organisation’s #NotMyIndependenceDay petition, which urges the new Government to ensure independence for people with disabilities.      Irish Wheelchair Association launched #NotMyIndependenceDay this week, a campaign to urge the new Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration to ensure that people with disabilities can live the life they choose, with independence.       Josephine Kenny, Irish Wheelchair Association worker in Offaly said: “As Covid-19 restrictions […]

The packaging free shops market is on the rise, now it’s time for policy measures to support it

Zero Waste Europe releases the first ever European study on the current state of play and potential growth for the packaging free shops market. As statistics show, every European inhabitant produces 173 kg of packaging waste every year (1). The only way to address this problem is with waste prevention measures that stop packaging waste […]

Fáilte Ireland unveils new domestic marketing campaign and new COVID-19 Safety Charter to boost public confidence

Fáilte Ireland is revealing its new national domestic marketing campaign to the tourism and hospitality industry today. ‘Ireland, make a break for it’ will go live across media this weekend in what will be a major drive to encourage people to take domestic breaks this summer. The National Tourism Development Authority is also launching a […]

Enterprise Support Grant Available to Small Business Owners and Funding for School Meals Scheme to be Extended into Summer

Want to get Ireland back working again. In many cases, this means tackling the roadblocks and obstacles which stop an otherwise viable business from getting back up and running or simply giving them a helping hand. It is crucial that we approach this task in an innovative and flexible manner and this is what underpins […]

As Roads get Busier Motorists Must Prepare To Share Space, AA Warns

As the easing of COVID-19 restrictions continues, major routes across the country have seen traffic levels return to approximately 75% of normal volumes according to AA Ireland. With the potential that traffic volumes could increase further as the country enters Phase 3 of the Government’s plan, the AA is urging motorists to exercise additional caution […]

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