Archive for March, 2020

ALONE receives more than 1,100 calls to helpline for older people in one day as cocooning measures are introduced

March 30th, 2020

The organisation welcomes the launch of Local Authority practical support lines and reminds older people that staying at home doesn’t mean they will be alone

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March 25th, 2020

The organisation which supports older people is working with a number of partner organisations to align its support services for older people.

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Call for Tax Spreading To Help Business Recovery

March 22nd, 2020

Seanad Eireann candidate Peter Finnegan is calling on the government to establish an online ‘Reconstruction and Change Ideas Bank’ and for Revenue to flexibly address business taxes due for year end 2019/20.

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Sci-Fi thriller VIVARIUM to get online release across major digital platforms next Friday 27th March

March 19th, 2020

Lorcan Finnegan’s sci-fi thriller VIVARIUM starring The Social Network’s Jesse Eisenberg and Green Room’s Imogen Poots
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March 18th, 2020


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Call for State and University Examinations to be cancelled

March 17th, 2020

high level of worry and uncertainty amongst students

Seanad Eireann candidate Peter Finnegan is calling on the Minister for Education & Skills to provide certainty to Junior, Leaving Certificate and university students worried about final exams in the current Coronavirus crisis.
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ALONE extends opening times of COVID-19 phone line for older people as it receives hundreds of calls

March 16th, 2020

ALONE calls on community to support older people who may be vulnerable

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, has received hundreds of calls to their COVID-19 support line for older people since it launched on Monday last, 9 March, and has extended its opening hours to include Saturdays and Sundays.

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Irish Travel Agents Association Welcome the DFA Move to Repatriate Irish Tourists in Spain

March 15th, 2020

There are as many as 20,000 Irish people currently in Spain

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA)  have welcomed the move by the Tánaiste Simon Coveney which has ensured Irish tourists currently in Spain and who want to fly home can do so by midnight Thursday.  The Tanaiste engaged with his Spanish counterpart and with Aer Lingus and Ryanair to secure this.

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ECTAA welcomes the Commission response to Covid-19, which is favourable to the travel and tourism industry

March 14th, 2020

While the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak cannot yet be assessed, the damages in the travel industry are immense. This was officially recognised yesterday by the European Commission in its coordinated economic response to the pandemic.

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ITAA travel partners offer free of charge changes in order to restore consumer confidence

March 11th, 2020

A number of ITAA partner suppliers are offering free of charge changes for customers affected by travel disruptions.

The ITAA are reassuring consumers that they can still securely book holidays despite the ongoing Coronavirus situation, thanks to a number of travel partners such as airlines and cruise companies who are liberalising costs and offering changes to travel arrangements free of charge for bookings made this month.
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