Archive for April, 2021

Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to implement Digital Green Certificates as soon as possible

April 29th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are calling on Government to support and engage with the EU and implement Digital Green Certificates as soon as possible, which could allow travel to resume within the EU later this year. The ITAA believe that these certificates could help to repair some of the damage caused to the Irish travel sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ITAA respond to closure of Joe Walsh Tours

April 27th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has noted with regret that as of today, Tuesday 27th April 2021, Joe Walsh Tours has ceased trading.

Holidaymakers who have a holiday booking with Joe Walsh Tours and have concerns should contact the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). As a licensed and bonded travel agent, customers may be eligible for a refund. Details on how to claim against the bond can be found on the CAR website (www.aviationreg.ie).
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Wildcard & Vertigo Releasing Launch Official Trailer for Irish horror ‘Boys From County Hell’ coming to Irish cinemas this Summer

April 22nd, 2021

Wildcard Distribution and Vertigo Releasing have launched the official trailer for BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, the ultimate Dracula ‘origin story’ which will open in Irish cinemas this summer.
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‘Housing with Supports offers tangible alternative to nursing home care,’ says ALONE 

April 21st, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has welcomed and is encouraged by the Statement of Strategy 2021 – 2025 released by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. The spectrum of housing choices for older people urgently needs to grow from simple traditional independent family homes and/or high dependency nursing homes to a more varied and person-centred approach. 
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Irish Travel Agents Association welcome Ireland’s Aviation Restart Plan 2021

April 15th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have welcomed Ireland’s Aviation Restart Plan 2021 as put forward by the National Civil Aviation Development Forum (NCADF), and are calling on Government to support and engage with the Plan, in particular with the EU Digital Green Pass. 
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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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ALONE highlights the importance of physical movement to combat frailty among older people re-emerging into society

April 12th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is highlighting the importance of physical movement for joint health in older people during National Arthritis Week, 12th – 18th of April 2021. ALONE is concerned about the physical, mental and social challenges that older people will face as they break their period of social isolation and readjust to a new normal, and has previously emphasised the need for a plan for Older Adults to be established as older people receive their vaccines and begin to return to society.
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ALONE stands with the World Health Organisation in building a fairer, healthier world for all

April 7th, 2021

This year on World Health Day, Wednesday 7th April, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, is calling on Government leaders to ensure that everyone has access to services and living conditions that are conducive to good health in order to build a fairer, healthier world. The organisation is also urging leaders to monitor and address health inequalities present in society, and to ensure that quality health services are accessible to all, where and when they are needed.
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