Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

ALONE welcome Government’s approval of Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023

May 12th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has welcomed and is encouraged by the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023, published this morning. The organisation has previously advocated for improved healthcare to support Ireland’s growing ageing population, and believe that the implementation of this plan will benefit older people as they return to society in the coming weeks and months.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for preparations to restart international travel

May 5th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are calling on the Government to initiate plans to reopen international travel within the EU.  Presenting to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport later today, the ITAA are calling for the swift implementation of Digital Green Certificates in line with EU regulations and for the Government to begin to unwind current restrictions preventing international travel in order to restore consumer confidence and to set about rebuilding the Irish travel industry.
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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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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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 ALONE urges Government to begin their plans towards a re-emergence programme for older and medically vulnerable groups

March 31st, 2021

In light of yesterday’s Government announcement, ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has expressed disappointment at the continued lack of reference to older people in Government plans for reopening the country. The organisation would like to work together with Government to formulate a programme that will aid and guide older people in breaking their period of social isolation as the country begins to emerge from COVID-19, while establishing a stakeholder group for Older Adults in order to protect vulnerable individuals and groups in society.
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 “COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery plan, ‘The Path Ahead’ does not address older people”

March 8th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, are disappointed at the lack of reference to older people in recent Government announcements. The organisation has emphasised the need for a plan for Older Adults to be established as Ireland navigates through the Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Plan for 2021 – ‘The Path Ahead’, and is calling on Government to start developing a re-emergence programme for older people and socially and medically vulnerable groups immediately.
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