COVID-19, Business Support

Sustaining businesses as while we work through the COVID-19 crisis is crucial. In all cases the best advice will involve speaking directly to your funders, reviewing your cost base and checking with your insurers for business interruption cover. Additonally there are several supports available: COVID-19 Information for Employers: Includes the COVID-19 Employer Refund Scheme &…

COVID-19, GP Contact

GP representative organisations, Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and the Irish College of General Practitioners, have advised that GPs are the first point of contact for ALL patients with COVID-19 symptoms.  GPs will respond to all patients including those who are not ordinarily registered with their practice. If you have COVID-19 symptoms do NOT go a…

COVID-19, Travel

The Department of Foreign Affairs is asking us all to avoid all non-essential travel.   Specifically they are banning all travel to Italy.  There are pre-existing “Do Not Travel” designations remain in place for Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.  The department is…

COVID-19, Symptoms

The HSE has advised  that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should phone their GP who will, if determined necessary, arrange for a test and advise on appropriate measures while waiting for the test results.  Symptoms of coronavirus It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear. Look out for one, some or…

COVID-19, Be On Call

The HSE has started a special recruitment drive in response to COVID-19, called ON CALL. They are asking healthcare and other professionals from all disciplines who are not already working in the public health service to register to be on call for Ireland.  For more information click HERE to register your interest.  FacebookTwitter

COVID-19, Croke Park testing

Following a high-level request from the HSE yesterday, Croke Park is to become a ‘drive-thru’ facility for testing for Covid-19 for designated appointments from later today.  This will not be a walk-up service.  Testing is by appointment only and arranged through a GP Testing will only be of people in their vehicle Testing will be…

COVID-19, Income & Rent Support

Details of new schemes to financially assist people whose income is negatively impacted by COVID-19 have been announced. Income support This a COVID-19 Pandemic Payment for those employees who’s employers cannot pay anything AND is also open to Self Employed. For instructions on how to complete the form, click HERE. Rent support Any Dublin City…

MetroLink, Albert College

The National Transport Authority recently asked for feedback on the proposal for a MetroLink intervention shaft in Albert College Park. In her submission, Mary called on the NTA to provide a MetroLink Station at Albert College instead of an intervention/ventilation shaft.  A station would have huge benefits for the surrounding area giving direct access to…

Cabra Grove Parking

Residents on Cabra Grove have raised concerns with Mary regarding access to the cul-de-sac on Cabra Grove. Emergency access in particular has being dangerously restricted due to commuter parking. Mary made representations to Dublin City Council to have double yellow lines installed.  In reply Dublin City Council has agreed to consider the introduction of additional…

COVID-19, Welfare Info

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) has issued information on coronavirus for employers and employees. It includes information about expected changes to the Illness Benefit and Supplementary Welfare Allowance rules, to help prevent transmission. You can download the leaflet HERE. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, or are medically required to self-isolate,…