Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

Irish Travel Agents Association disappointed at 10-week closure of Cork Airport for runway upgrades

April 14th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed its disappointment that runway upgrades at Cork Airport are only being carried out now, and will see the airport closed for 10 weeks. The Association believes that this work could have been undertaken earlier in the year, while the airport was operating a reduced flight schedule as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to process passport applications and renewals amid COVID-19 crisis

April 14th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs to reopen the Passport Office to process outstanding passport applications in order to avoid a backlog of applications when international travel resumes. The Passport Office paused much of its operations late last December.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to Save the Travel Industry

February 17th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) made a strong case for a bespoke business support package at a meeting today with Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister of State responsible for international travel, Hildegarde Naughton.  The Ministers were told of the dire  impact the pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions were having on the outbound Irish travel industry and were called upon to provide improved Government supports for Irish travel agents.
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Irish Travel Agents Association presents to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

February 9th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks earlier today to discuss a range of issues faced by the travel industry as a result of COVID-19 and related restrictions. Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association and Paul Hackett, ITAA Board member and CEO of Click&Go met with the Committee this morning, seeking better consumer protection and improved Government supports for Irish travel agents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Irish Travel Agents Association refute claims made by Ryanair

February 2nd, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have refuted a statement and comments made by Ryanair claiming that the airline has not dealt with travel agents for the past twenty years.  The ITAA are once again asking Ryanair for honesty and transparency with regards to refunds, to resolve ongoing issues for consumers and travel agents alike.
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Irish Travel Agents Association address issues securing refunds from Ryanair

February 1st, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have stated that all ITAA member travel agents continue to have problems with accessing flight refunds from Ryanair, and that this issue continues to affect bricks and mortar travel agents and online travel agents alike. The ITAA are asking Ryanair to be honest and truthful with the public with regards to refunds, to ensure that affected customers are reimbursed for disrupted or cancelled flights.
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ALONE seeks clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people

January 25th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports and empowers older people, is seeking clarity on Ireland’s vaccination strategy and implementation for older people addressing the importance of quality for access. The organisation is taking action after one in five of calls into their National Support Line in the past week concern general COVID-19 related queries, COVID-19 vaccination and testing questions and the restrictions that concern older people as Level 5 looks to continue well into February.
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Bid Adieu to feeling Blue with ALONE

January 18th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, wants you to Bid Adieu to feeling Blue on what has been labelled as the toughest day of the year. The organisation has voiced its concern regarding older people’s mental health as ‘Blue Monday’, Monday 18th January, approaches as we reach the height of the third restrictive phase since COVID-19 arrived in Ireland. The organisation is calling on members of the public to continue supporting their older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be finding things difficult under renewed Level 5 restrictions.
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ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours as weather takes a colder turn

January 8th, 2021

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care as temperatures begin to drop during the cold snap in the coming days.  Older people can be more vulnerable during poor weather and frosty conditions, especially those living alone or in rural areas, those with health issues, and those with limited mobility. Older people may also be struggling under the current Level 5 restrictions, so it is important to reach out to them to ensure that they have everything they need and that they are kept safe and warm this winter. 
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ALONE launches Gratitude Campaign thanking older people, staff and supporters

November 3rd, 2020

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age at home, have teamed up with Bonfire Dublin and JC Decaux to launch their Gratitude Campaign, thanking older people, volunteers, supporters and staff for their assistance and support since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. The Gratitude Campaign aims to show people that ALONE is an organisation which facilitates a variety of outcomes for older people, including an improved quality of life, community activation and implementation of national strategies.
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