Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH ALONE TO HELP OLDER PEOPLE DURING CRISIS

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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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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Irish Travel Trade Shows 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

March 11th, 2020

Ireland’s largest Travel Trade Shows postponed to a later date in Cork and Dublin due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.

The decision has been made by the board of the Irish Travel Agent’s Association (ITAA) to postpone this years’ annual Irish Travel Trade Show, which was set to host two shows for the first time this year. The first show was scheduled to take place in The Imperial Hotel, Cork on the 1st of April, and the second in Hotel Riu Plaza, the Gresham Dublin on the 2nd of April.
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ALONE launch a COVID-19 support line for older people

March 8th, 2020

Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE

ALONE announce national support line and additional supports and outreach for older people 


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ALONE encourage older people to remain calm and take preventative health measures as COVID-19 is confirmed in Ireland

March 2nd, 2020

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care and observe guidelines from the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) following the announcement of a case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the east of Ireland. Older people may be more vulnerable to viruses such as COVID-19, due to compromised or weakened immune systems or pre-existing health issues. ALONE is advising older people to remain calm and follow the relevant preventative measures to stay well in order to reduce their risk of contracting the virus.


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ITAA Advice to Travellers regarding Coronavirus

February 25th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is advising that Irish travellers and holidaymakers follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) when travelling overseas. They are also calling on the public to be pragmatic about their holiday bookings.


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