Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

ALONE raises concerns regarding access to safe public transport for older people

July 6th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has highlighted the significant lack of accessible and safe transport available to older people amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ALONE has received a substantial number of calls to its National Support Line from older people who are now finding it difficult to access transport due to the country beginning to reopen. As older people rely on public transport to attend important medical appointments and collect necessities like groceries and medication, we are now worried for their safety.


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Irish Travel Agents Association respond to Government advice on travel restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 30th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has again called for clarity from the Government on the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, stating that Ireland is now standing alone in Europe in terms of travel restrictions. The current guidelines have caused confusion for both travel agents and their customers, as the Government has not cancelled flights, but are advising passengers against travelling.


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ALONE responds to formation of Government with a series of asks for older people

June 29th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has responded to the finalised Programme for Government, highlighting a number of issues which have caused concern. The organisation has previously put forward four asks for the incoming government, and believes that these issues must be addressed to improve the quality of life for many older people.


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Click&Go release figures from Travel Attitude Survey 2020

June 25th, 2020

Click&Go, Ireland’s leading online travel agent has released a Travel Attitude Survey, providing valuable information on the top travel trends and destinations for Irish consumers since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. The survey examined responses from over 5,700 Click&Go customers between the ages of 18 and 65.


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Irish Travel Agents Association welcome State guarantee from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

June 19th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have responded positively to an announcement made today by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, stating that special Covid-19 Refund Credit Notes issued by Irish licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators will be protected by a State guarantee. This guarantee will protect the cash value of a Refund Credit Note in the event that a Travel Agent or Tour Operator becomes insolvent and goes out of business.


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Irish Travel Agents Association support EU plans to fully reopen internal borders on 15 June

June 12th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government and the NPHET to move forward on lifting travel restrictions to allow travel to resume to certain countries within the EU. The ITAA are disappointed that there is no indication of travel restrictions being eased until the 29th of June, despite positive data and metrics from the Chief Medical Officer.


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Irish Travel Agents Association seek clarity on passport renewals amid COVID-19 crisis

June 2nd, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is seeking clarity for their customers in relation to passport applications and renewals from the Department of Foreign Affairs as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the travel sector.
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Irish Travel Agents Association announce upcoming events for Autumn 2020

June 2nd, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, has announced provisional new dates for several events which are to take place in Autumn 2020 including the rescheduling of events that were postponed following safety concerns after the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19


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ALONE call for reform of housing and care supports for older people

June 1st, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has called for reform of housing and care supports provided to older people, saying the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the flaws and gaps in the current system.


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Increase in the number older people struggling financially as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic ALONE Call on Government to take action  

May 25th, 2020

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on the incoming Government to implement long term supports for older people who have been impacted financially by COVID-19. The organisation has seen an increase in calls from older people who are experiencing financial difficulties and issues with pensions, housing and security of tenure as the pandemic continues. These financial difficulties cause stress and anxiety, which in turn have a detrimental effect on older people’s mental health.


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