ALONE calls for further investments in technologies to support older people to age at home

October 20th, 2017

 

Charity responds to amendments of Senior Alert Scheme

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, has welcomed the Government’s decision to drop the living alone condition from the Seniors Alert Scheme. The charity is also highlighting the benefits of new assistive technologies in supporting older people in their homes.


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Boost in online bookings for Irish Travel Agents

October 19th, 2017

ITAA Quarterly Survey Results reveal increase in online business for travel agents

The Irish Travel Agents Association’s (ITAA) latest quarterly members survey reveals that 35% of travel agents increased their online business for the third quarter of 2017 (July-Sept), when compared to the same period in 2016. Almost two-thirds of ITAA members surveyed (65%) said that more than 10% of their bookings now come through online channels.


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ALONE expresses concern for older people following red weather warning

October 15th, 2017

ALONE, the charity which supports older people in need, is urging older people to take extra care following the status red wind warning by Met Éireann. The entire country has been placed under a status red wind warning with Hurricane Ophelia set to hit our shores tomorrow morning. People are being advised to stay indoors.


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 “85% of travelling public remain unprotected by outdated bonding legislation”

October 13th, 2017

ITAA members challenge Commissioner for Aviation Regulation at 2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference, titled “On The Horizon”, took place in Porto, Portugal, today. Over 120 travel professionals attended the conference which discussed matters including airlines, regulatory updates and travel trade consumer protection measures.


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Travel Professionals to focus on consumer protection and airline issues at ITAA Annual Conference in Porto

October 5th, 2017

Irish Travel Agents Association 2017 Annual Conference takes place next week

The 2017 Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) Annual Conference will take place next week, 12th – 15th October 2017, in Porto, Portugal. 150 travel professionals are expected to attend the conference, where they will stay in the Solverde Spa & Wellness Hotel.


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The Busker Fleadh celebrates independent music and performance in Smithfield Square

October 3rd, 2017

Smithfield Square is coming alive with live music and performance for the second annual Busker Fleadh, on Sunday 8th October. A wide variety of busking acts will delight and entertain the crowd with the best of independent music and performance Ireland has to offer. Brought to you by Dublin City Council, this free event will guarantee a great day out to all music lovers.


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ITAA calls for immediate review of bonding among travel providers following collapse of Monarch

October 3rd, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed strong concern over the lack of bonding among Irish travel providers, following the collapse of the UK’s Monarch Airlines yesterday (Monday) which has resulted in the UK’s biggest peacetime repatriation operation. A £60m operation by the Civil Aviation Authority is currently underway in the UK to bring 110,000 customers home on specially chartered planes.


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ITAA Responds to Incident in Las Vegas

October 2nd, 2017

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has responded to the mass shooting in Las Vegas yesterday, 1st October, in which a gunman killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 at a country music festival.


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ALONE announce new media partnership with Dublin City FM

September 29th, 2017

New alliance with Dublin City FM to offer further support towards older people in Dublin

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, are delighted to announce a new media partnership with Dublin City FM. This alliance will support the work of ALONE, as it aims to raise awareness of issues facing older people living in Ireland.


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This International Day of Older Persons ALONE calls on government to invest in Housing with Support

September 29th, 2017

This International Day of Older Persons on 1st October, ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, is celebrating the contribution of Ireland’s older generation and encouraging the public to recognise the older people in their family and community. The charity is highlighting the importance of positive aging in the community and the provision of supports to enable older people to age at home.


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