Income Support

People whose income has been reduced or ceased due to Covid19 are advised to apply immediately for COVID-19 related income supports. They are being advised that the easiest and quickest way to apply is online on www.MyWelfare.ie. All applicants need are their email address, PPSN and bank account details. On www.MyWelfare.ie  all customers can: Apply…

Rent Support

Private residential tenants struggling to pay their rent because of reduced income during COVID-19 can now apply for Rent Supplement. In view of the difficulties created for many in the private rented sector who have lost significant employment income, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will use the full flexibility of the scheme…

Planning Extensions

Dublin City Council have advised Mary that due to COVID-19 crisis the public will have additional time to participate in the planning process.  There will now be a three-week extension to the public participation periods in the planning system. It is hoped the additional time allowed to make submissions will protect the integrity of decision…

Homeless Support

Dublin City Council has advised Mary that in the past two weeks they have secured 657 additional homeless accommodation units, converted one-night only accommodation to 24hour accommodation with meals, provided meals to people in homeless accommodation and ensuring accommodation for self-isolation.  Click HERE to read the full report. Details of where and when services can…

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 &…

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…

Travel Advice

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. 

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…