Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout: Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe…

Small Business Scheme

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government of €60m Small Business Assistance Scheme for Covid (SBASC) this week. Eligible businesses will receive a payment of €4,000 for Quarter 1 of 2021. There will be a second payment of €4,000 for businesses continuing to meet the criteria. In February, the Government agreed a €60m allocation for the…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Following a new safety alert received late on 13th March from Norway, and pending receipt of further information from the European Medicines Agency, on the precautionary principle the National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended a temporary deferral of the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® in Ireland for the week commencing the 14th March 2021 (Sunday)….

Restrictions Update

Last night An Taoiseach made the difficult announcement to the nation that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until April 5th. The decision to extend Level 5 restrictions is difficult and will have considerable impact on all parts of our economy and society. However we continue to have an unacceptably high level of disease…

Vaccines Update

Mary has recieved an update from the Minister on the vaccine rollout. The vaccination of those aged 85 and older started on Monday 15th of February, with 20,000 mRNA doses scheduled to be delivered this week as part of the roll-out to those aged 85 and older. It will be double that in following weeks….

Leaving Cert 2021

On behalf of the Leaving Cert students of 2021 Mary demanded clarity, certaintity & choice. These students have lost 5 months of classroom learning and alternative arrangements must be put in place to allow them progress from secondary school.

Vaccine Centres Announced

Mary has received an update from the Minister for Health announcing the nationwide vaccine centres. In Dublin Central, TU campus at Grangegorman will be a centre, along with DCU in Santry, Aviva Stadium and Citywest Hotel & Convention centre. The 37 centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county….

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update from the Department of Health on the vaccine rollout : Up to Sunday January 31st there has been 199,800 vaccines administered. 49,300 people have now been fully vaccinated, having received first and second doses.Following a recommendation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Friday January 29th , the European…

International Travel

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government to reduce travel into and out of the country to minimum, effectively banning travel from South Africa and Brazil due to concern over new variants. For more information on new travel measures click here.

Mary supports the Minister’s announcement today that the Local Authority mortgage break will be extended. Additionally the deadline for applying for a Local Authority mortgage payment break has been extended until 31st March 2021 to provide for borrowers who may yet suffer setbacks in the coming months. There is a simplified application process in place to allow…