3 Month Mortgage Break

Homeowners with mortgages from Dublin City Council and Rebuilding Ireland home loans can now apply for a three-month payment break. The payment break is open to those who have already faced mortgage difficulties due to the Covid-19 emergency and any Rebuilding Ireland loan holder who is currently facing financial difficulties can now apply. A lot…

Crime Prevention

During Covid-19 restrictions the Gardaí are providing direct community support to residents and businesses while at the same time reminding us all to be vigilant and alert for ourselves and our neigbhours.  Please report any suspicious activity by phoning 999.  An Garda Síochána have developed bespoke Crime Prevention Advice for all persons during the current…

Community Support

Dublin City Council has established a Community Response forum to ensure a co-ordinated response to support vulnerable people of all ages in Dublin City during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Membership of the forum includes elected public representatives, city council officials, An Garda Siochana, HSE, GAA and local community groups. Initiatives will include: Working with the…

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…