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Oireachtas report: Emergency Response to Covid-19

The Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill was signed into law on the evening of the 20th March as part of the Government’s response to the pandemic. The bill amends the Health Act 1947 to provide emergency powers, and amends the Social Welfare Acts to adjust unemployment and…

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Covid-19: Age Friendly and the local authority response to a pandemic

Ireland’s status as the first ‘Age Friendly’ country is indicative of the commitment that exists in all partners, as led by the local government sector. Covid-19 is a virus that disproportionately affects older people, so Age Friendly structures are key to providing an effective response, as explored in this briefing.


Kildare Covid-19 Community Response Forum

Kildare GAA and the Healthy and Safety Executive’s early, collaborative action in response to the crisis helped a pilot online volunteer programme for delivering HSE services grow – now providing the Community Response Framework access to a list of over 350 volunteers that can be filtered against skillset and location.

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