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To protect yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19), think about how the virus is spread. Coronavirus is spread in sneeze or cough droplets. To infect you, it has to get from an infected person’s nose or mouth into your eyes, nose or mouth. This can be direct or indirect (on hands, objects, surfaces).

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Everyone needs to stay at home to help slow the spread of coronavirus. You should only leave your home to: 

  • shop for essential food and household goods 
  • attend medical appointments, collect medicine or other health products
  • care for children, older people or other vulnerable people – this excludes social family visits
  • exercise outdoors – within 2 kilometres of your home and only with people from your own household – keeping 2 metres between you and other people
  • travel to work if you provide an essential service – be sure to practice social distancing

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  • Changes to Wage Subsidy Scheme to accommodate those returning from maternity or adoptive leave spending_moneyThe Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, has confirmed that a change to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) will be made to accommodate the salaries of those who have returned to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave and who may not have been on the payroll ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 29th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 6 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,645 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Thursday 28th May the HPSC has been notified of 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,876 confirmed ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 28th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 9 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,639* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Wednesday 27th May the HPSC has been notified of 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,841 ...
  • Passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form travelFrom Thursday 28 May, passengers arriving to Ireland from overseas will be required to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.  Under new regulations, signed by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, passengers arriving from overseas must complete the form and failure to do so will be an offence. Passengers will be required to provide an address ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 27th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 17 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,631 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland*. As of midnight Tuesday 26 May the HPSC has been notified of 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,803 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 26th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 9 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,615 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight Monday 25 May the HPSC has been notified of 37 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,735 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 25th May covid-19There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland is 1,606*. As of 11am Monday 25 May the HPSC has been notified of 59 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,698 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The ...
  • Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens on Tuesday 26 May examsAll Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students should register now on gov.ie/leavingcertificate.  The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Monday 25 May 2020) announced that the new online Calculated Grades Student Portal will open for registration to Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students tomorrow Tuesday 26 May. All Leaving Certificate and ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 24th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 4 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,608 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Sunday 24 May the HPSC has been notified of 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,639 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 21st May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 12 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,583 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Thursday 21 May the HPSC has been notified of 76 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,391 confirmed ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 20th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 11 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,571* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Wednesday 20th May the HPSC has been notified of 64 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,315 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 19th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 16 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,561* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Tuesday 19 May the HPSC has been notified of 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,251 confirmed ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 18th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 4 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,547 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Monday 18 May the HPSC has been notified of 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,200 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 17th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,543 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Sunday 17 May, the HPSC has been notified of 64 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 16th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 15 people with COVID-19 have diedThere have now been a total 1,533 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of 11am Saturday 16 May, the HPSC has been notified of 92 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 24,048 confirmed cases ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 15th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 16 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,518* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Friday 15 May the HPSC has been notified of 129 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,956 ...
  • Government approves moving to Phase 1 of easing Covid 19 restrictions covid-19-phase1The Government has today (Friday) announced that we are on course to move to Phase 1 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business from Monday May 18th. This is in line with advice received from the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). Speaking at the announcement, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said: I can confirm that ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 14th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,506* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Thursday 14 May the HPSC has been notified of 426 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,827 confirmed ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 13th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 10 people with COVID-19 have died.  There have now been a total 1,497* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Wednesday 13 May the HPSC has been notified of 159 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 There is now a total of 23,401 ...
  • COVID-19: HSE advice on performing CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the community doctorThe public and particularly those familiar with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) play a key role in our communities in responding to people who collapse in public spaces, and in many instances save lives. In the light of the current pandemic and the possibility that the person who has collapsed may have COVID-19, there is an element ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 12th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 24 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,488* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Tuesday 12th May the HPSC has been notified of 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 23,242 ...
  • €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises opens spending_moneyMr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (Monday 11th May) announced the opening of the online application system for the €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. Following last Friday’s announcement of a €40 million funding package for the sector, applications are now ...
  • Domestic water usage increases by 20% in homes across the country A watering can uses a lot less water than a hose pipeWith people adhering to government advice and staying at home since mid-March in response to the Covid-19 crisis, Irish Water has confirmed that there has been a significant increase in household water usage. New domestic metering data has revealed that households are using an additional 24 litres of water per person per day, a 20% ...
  • President’s poem inspires new HSE ‘Hold Firm’ campaign hold_firmFor the last number of weeks and months, everyone in Ireland has taken steps to flatten the curve, to protect our health service and save lives. These actions have reduced the impact of COVID-19 on the country and our health service. Now we need to motivate and inspire people to keep going with those actions that help ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 11th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 15 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,467* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Monday 11th May the HPSC has been notified of 139 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • National Return to Work Safely Protocol Published construction-workersProtocol will help businesses and workers to return to work safely following COVID-19 closure.  The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have been charged with oversight and enforcement The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, today Saturday, 9 May 2020 published the National “Return to Work Safely Protocol”. The Protocol clearly and comprehensively ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 10th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 12 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,458 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Sunday 10 May the HPSC has been notified of 236 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 22,996 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 9th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 18 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,446* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Saturday 9 May the HPSC has been notified of 219 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • Government agrees to provide a State-Guarantee for Refund Credit Notes Issued by Irish Licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators travelThe Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has welcomed the Government’s agreement to provide a State guarantee for a special form of refund credit note for package holidays booked through Irish registered travel agents and tour operators. Minister Ross said: The travel restrictions imposed across the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic have ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 8th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 27 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,429* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Friday 8 May the HPSC has been notified of 156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations postponed examsThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Friday 8 May 2020) announced the postponement of the 2020 Leaving Certificate. Following a decision at Cabinet, all students are to be offered the option of receiving Calculated Grades for the subjects they are studying and the alternative of sitting the 2020 Leaving Certificate ...
  • Fingal Sports Office launches Marathon Families 2020 marathon familiesSix years ago, Fingal County Council and MarathonKids Ireland worked together to develop the MarathonKids programme which last year saw 3,300 primary school children in Fingal run a marathon (42Km) in school over an 8-week period. As we find ourselves in these unprecedented times, we are adapting the programme to suit the lives we are ...
  • Fingal Libraries launches service specifically aimed at cocooners booksThe library doors may be shut at the moment, but the service is very much open as part of the Fingal Community Call response. Fingal Libraries e-Services have thrived and borrowing of e-Books, e-Magazines and eLearning services has increased dramatically. But we know that not everyone has access to or wants to use online services, ...
  • ‘Beating Breathlessness’ a modern approach to providing healthcare advice – Farrell beating breathlessnessDublin Fingal, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has hailed the introduction of a new, nurse-led, online support for people suffering from Asthma and COPD. Deputy Farrell said, “Earlier this week we marked World Asthma Day, there are approximately 380,000 people with Asthma in Ireland and 1 in 10 children battle the condition. Having the correct ...
  • Can your diet prevent Covid-19? foodSimply put, you cannot “boost” your immune system through diet, and no specific food, supplement or fad diet can stop us getting COVID-19. As per public health guidelines good hygiene practices, coughing/respiratory etiquette, staying at home and social distancing remain the best ways of avoiding infection. However, there are many nutrients involved in the normal functioning ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 7th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 29 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,403* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Thursday 7 May the HPSC has been notified of 137 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 There is now a total of 22,385 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 6th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 37 people with COVID-19 have died.  There have now been a total 1,375* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Wednesday 6 May, the HPSC has been notified of 265 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • Cllr Tony Murphy welcomes the Governments support to businesses affected by COVID-19 moneyCommercial rates for a three month period beginning on 27 March 2020, for all businesses that have been forced to close due to Public Health requirements will be waived. The Exchequer will fund councils for this initiative. The position post 27 June 2020 will be considered as part of a wider review of options, to ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 5th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 23 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,339* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Tuesday 5 May, the HPSC has been notified of 211 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of ...
  • Ardgillan Demesne open to walkers who live within 5km from tomorrow ardgillan_castle_highArdgillan Demense will be open tomorrow, Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 9am to walkers who live within 5km walk of the park.   The car park will not be open for walkers so if this is within your 5km walking are you can now access the park on foot (provided you keep within 5 km of ...
  • Cocooners get designated time in Dublin’s parks old personDublin’s four local authorities have come together to create a designated time for cocooners to wish to exercise in their local parks. From tomorrow, Wednesday, May 6, a two-hour period between 1.30pm and 3.30pm will be reserved in all parks across Dublin city and county for people who are cocooning. This includes the Over-70s and ...
  • HSE marks WHO Hand Hygiene Day hands togetherOn Tuesday, 5th May, the HSE marks the World Health Organisation Hand Hygiene Day with the message: Hand hygiene is one of the most important things that we can do to stop the spread of Covid-19 infection. Professor Martin Cormican, HSE National Lead for Antibiotic Resistance and Infection Control, says: Most years when Hand Hygiene Day ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 4th May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 16 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,319 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Monday 4 May, the HPSC has been notified of 266 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 21,772 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 3rd May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 19 people with COVID-19 have died. There have now been a total 1,303 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Sunday 3rd May, the HPSC has been notified of 330 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 21,506 confirmed ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 2nd May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 25 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Saturday 2 May, the HPSC has been notified of 343 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 21,176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify ...
  • Government outlines further measures to support businesses impacted by Covid-19 moneyThe Government has today (Saturday) agreed, at a special Cabinet meeting, a suite of measures to further support small, medium and larger business that are negatively impacted by Covid-19. It follows the publication yesterday evening of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business, which sets out a five stage plan to ease the Covid-19 ...
  • Emergency Childcare service for Essential Healthcare Workers from 18 May childcareExisting registered childcare services will be invited to participate in the provision of childcare in the homes of essential healthcare workers from May 18 Today the Taoiseach has outlined a ‘roadmap’ to lifting restrictions. Government has asked the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to oversee the provision of childcare in the homes of essential ...
  • Government publishes roadmap to ease Covid 19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society covid-19_iconThe Government has this evening (Friday) published a Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business to ease the Covid 19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society in a phased manner. The Roadmap will start from May 18th, from which point our country will re-open in a slow, phased way. The plan sets out five stages ...
  • Public health measures in place until 18 May to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Taoiseach Leo VaradkarThe Taoiseach, speaking earlier, set out a roadmap with five steps for how Irish society and the economy can be reopened. The stages will be three weeks apart starting on 18 May with with the fifth phase starting on 10 August. The Taoiseach said we can only move from one stage to the next if ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 1st May covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 34 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Friday 1 May, the HPSC has been notified of 221 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 20,833 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 30th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 43 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Thursday 30th April, the HPSC has been notified of 359 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.  There have now been a total of 1,232* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify ...
  • Dublin zoo activity workbooks will keep the kids busy for hours dublin zooDublin zoo have produced some fun and educational activities that the kids can do during the lock down and now that the weather has changed they are a great way to keep the kids busy.  These activities range from workbooks which include colouring-in, word searches and much more to help teach you about the various ...
  • RNLI and Irish Coast Guard renew call for people not to use the sea for exercise or recreation coast_guardIn advance of the May bank holiday weekend the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are renewing their call to the public not to take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea, while the current national emergency restrictions are in place. Both organisations are concerned that as the restrictions ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 29th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 31 people with COVID-19 have died. As of 11am Wednesday 29th April, the HPSC has been notified of 376 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 20,253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. There have now been a total ...
  • Revised arrangements for Junior Cycle 2020 announced examsAll third year Junior Cycle students to be awarded certificates for the completion of Junior Cycle by the Department of Education and Skills.  Schools given autonomy to assess students and all students to receive a report on achievement. Adult learners to be given opportunity to take final Junior Cycle examinations in autumn The Minister for Education ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 28th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 59 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 45 were laboratory confirmed.As of 11am Tuesday 28th April, the HPSC has been notified of 229 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.  There is now a total of 19,877 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. There ...
  • Local Greens call for easing allotment restrictions balbriggan_allotments_25aug12_smallerLocal Green Party TD has written to the Taoiseach asking him to consider easing restrictions on access to allotments in the government’s review of movement restrictions for the Covid-19 crisis. Joe O’Brien stated that: ‘I think the inclusion of allotments in the list of areas that are off-limits during the Covid-19 crisis underlines a shortcoming ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 27th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 18 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 17 were laboratory confirmed. There have now been a total of 1,102* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 11am Monday 27th April, the HPSC has been notified of 386 new confirmed cases of ...
  • Additional investment in online mental health supports announced mental-healthMinister for Health Simon Harris has today (Sunday) announced an additional €1.1 million euro investment in online mental health supports to help people, especially health services staff, manage their mental health during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding will allow the HSE to deliver a range of additional online and telephone supports to frontline ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 26th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 26 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 23 were laboratory confirmed. There have now been a total of 1,087* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 1pm Sunday 26th April, the HPSC has been notified of 701 new confirmed cases of ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 25th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that a total of 52 people with COVID-19 have died, of which 42 were laboratory confirmed.  There have now been a total of 1,063* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 1pm Saturday 25th April, the HPSC has been notified of 377 new confirmed cases of ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 24th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 37 people with laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in Ireland have died. The HPSC has also been informed that, to date, 185 probable deaths* have occurred. Therefore, there have now been 1,014** confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 1pm Friday 24th April, the HPSC has been ...
  • Walk Bike Fingal: A Plan for Social Distancing in the Public Realm drogheda street balbriggan smallerFingal County Council is setting out a new plan, Walk Bike Fingal, to assess and repurpose public road space to facilitate the increase in cyclists and pedestrians currently by giving them extra space to practice social distancing from each other. Eight locations across Fingal have been identified under the first phase of the initiative and ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 23rd April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 28 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  There have now been 794* laboratory confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of 1pm Thursday 23rd April, the HPSC has been notified of 936 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 17,607 ...
  • Funding ring fenced to tackle illegal dumping during Covid 19 cctvThe Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton yesterday announced that €1m of funds from the Anti Dumping Initiative will be ring-fenced to support efforts to tackle a reported increase in illegal Dumping during the current Covid 19 crisis. Waste removal and the installation of CCTV or other monitoring and surveillance equipment will be ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 22nd April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 49 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. As of 1pm Tuesday 21st April, the HPSC has been notified of 631 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 16,671 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. There have now been 769* laboratory ...
  • Age Action and Red Cross Hardship Grants age action irish red crossAge Action has launched a COVID-19 Hardship Fund in conjunction with the Irish Red Cross to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Why: Age Action and the Irish Red Cross know that some older people in vulnerable situation and ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 21st April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 44 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 730* laboratory confirmed COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread. 37 ...
  • ‘Let’s Stay Together’: Fingal Arts Office connecting people and ideas during Covid-19 lets-stay-togetherOver the coming weeks Fingal Arts Office as part of its “Let’s Stay Together campaign” will present several projects online through its digital media platforms including ongoing clinics with Artists and Communities, alongside a schedule of live and recorded elements announced weekly. The Programme Launch Event will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 11am to ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 20th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 77 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  There have now been 687 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.  As of 1pm Monday 20th April, the HPSC has been notified of an additional 401 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Irish laboratories. 67 deaths located ...
  • Changes to NCT, driving licence and related services due to Covid-19 announced speedingThe Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has announced the details of the legislative steps he has taken in support of the necessary closure of a range of Road Safety Authority services as result of the ongoing COVID 19 situation. Under the new measures, the following have come into effect in relation to ...
  • “Open Call to Teenagers” for solutions to the challenges of COVID-19 friendsMr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, has today (Monday, 20th April) welcomed an initiative by Young Social Innovators (YSI). It calls for young people across Ireland to put forward solutions on how to respond to the challenges of coronavirus in their communities. The Coronavirus pandemic has ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 19th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 39 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 15,251 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. There have now been 610 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. 37 deaths located in the east, 2 ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 18th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 41 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 571 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 14,758 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 35 deaths located in the east, 2 ...
  • Balbriggan Meals on Wheels need your help balbriggan_meals_on_wheelsBalbriggan Meals on Wheels are currently working to provide meals to many local people who are impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to their regular clients, they are providing to many new vulnerable clients who are living alone and have no other means of getting meals. Due to the current crisis, all their fundraising ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 17th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 44 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 530 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The National Public Health Emergency Team met today (Friday 17 April) to continue its ongoing review of Ireland’s response to COVID-19. 33 deaths located in the east, ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 16th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 43 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 13,271 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 15th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 38 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. With the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 12,547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them ...
  • Update to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to ensure greater staff retention spending_moneyThe Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) was introduced on 26th March 2020 to provide income support to eligible employees where the employer’s business activities have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The aim of the scheme is to maximise staff retention and firm viability by maintaining the link between the employer and employee. ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 13th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 31 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 365 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. With the latest German figures included, there are now a total of 10,647 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any ...
  • An Garda Síochána – Here to help and support Victims of Domestic Abuse garda_carAn Garda Síochána is here to help and support anyone who is a victim of the crime of Domestic Abuse, they should contact their local Garda station or in an emergency call 999/112. An Garda Síochána recognises the increase in anxiety and fear felt by those who may be victims of domestic abuse during this ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 12th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 14 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 334 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. With the latest German figures included, there are now a total of 9,655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is working to identify any ...
  • VIDEO: Balbriggan Fire Station take part in “Shine Your Light” Balbriggan Fire Station shine a light 11apr20Shine Your Light was an RTÉ initiative that asked householders nationwide to place a light in their windows on Friday 11th April 2020.  The light is to symbolise hope and solidarity with anyone those who have died from coronavirus, their loved ones, people who are sick with Covid-19, emergency workers who are working to tackle ...
  • Fingal County Council lights up six buildings for Shine Your Light shine your light 11apr20 Bremore Castle smalleerFingal County Council tonight lit up six iconic buildings across the county as part of the national initiative to shine a light for all the sick, frontline workers and anyone affected by Covid-19. The buildings lit up included four heritage properties – Swords Castle, Bremore Castle, Ardgillan Castle and the Casino in Malahide – as ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team April 10th covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 25 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. With the latest German figures included, there are now 8,089 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is now working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and ...
  • Covid-19 measures to remain in place until 5th May Taoiseach Leo VaradkarTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that the Covid-19 restrictions will be extended for a further three weeks until Tuesday 5th May.  Leo Varadkar made the announcement this afternoon following a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency team.  He thanked the Irish people for their forbearance and sacrifice, in the effort to stop the spread of ...
  • Postponement of State Examinations follow updated health advice regarding school closures until further notice examsLeaving Certificate written examinations postponed until late July/August.  Junior Cycle examinations in June replaced with school-based exams and assessments early in the new school year.  The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Friday 10 April 2020) announced a series of changes to the 2020 State Examinations as part of measures to ...
  • Stay Safe when Staying Home; A Fire Safety at Home Reminder llight in windowIn light of public safety advice to stay home in all circumstances except for certain limited exceptions, the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management (NDFEM) urges the public to be particularly mindful of fire safety in the home. Households have been asked to “Shine Your Light” this weekend Saturday 11th April 2020 as a show ...
  • Business community asked to donate PPE for Community Call volunteers medical suppliesEconomic Enterprise and Tourism Development Department of Fingal County Council and Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce launch joint initiative.  Businesses across Fingal are asked to answer the Community Call against Covid-19 by donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use by Community Call volunteers. The Fingal Community Call Forum, in a joint initiative with Fingal Dublin Chamber ...
  • RNLI and Irish Coast Guard urges people not to use the sea for exercise or recreation coast_guardThe Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) are asking the public not to take part in any water-based activity on or in the sea, while the current national emergency restrictions are in place. Both organisations are highlighting the importance of minimising the risk to Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteer crews, Helicopter ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 9th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 28 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 263 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Thursday 9 April. There are now 6,574 ...
  • Minister Bruton Publishes Cyber Security Guidance on Working from Home cyber-securityThe Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. is today (Thursday the 9th of April 2020) publishing guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), on working from home securely.  The recent COVID-19 situation has suddenly presented IT personnel and indeed all users with a set of cyber security challenges that, ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 8th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 25 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died. There have now been 235 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 365new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, 8th April. There are now 6,074 confirmed cases ...
  • Launch of Major Garda Operation on Public Health Travel Restrictions – Easter 2020 garda_carAn Garda Síochána has today launched a major operation to ensure public compliance with the travel restrictions introduced recently as part of COVID-19 public health guidelines. The operation – Operation Fanacht – will see an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country. The Operation will run from today at 12noon until Monday night, April 13. It ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 7th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 36 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  There have now been 210 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 345 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Tuesday 7 April. There are now 5,709 ...
  • Fingal County Council plays its part to fight COVID-19 with three initiatives to supply Personal Protective Equipment 3d printerFingal County Council has supported the efforts of healthcare workers at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with a donation of vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and two initiatives to support PPE production. The issue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is one that has arisen in recent weeks as doctors, nurses and care staff tend ...
  • Time capsule will provide something to look back on years after COVID-19 covid-19 time capsule page 1 smallestNatalie Long of Long Creations, a company based in Canada came up with a fantastic time capsule for children to complete during the COVID-19 lockdown.   As we are all living through history right now, Natalie thought a “time capsule” would be an amazing way to document this experience to look back on, these worksheets were ...
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 6th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 16 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  The median age of deaths in Ireland is 81. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 370 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Monday 6th April. There are now 5,364 confirmed ...
  • Balbriggan business donates Easter eggs to staff at Beaumont hospital balbriggan business donates easter eggs to beaumont hospital 0apr20 smallerA Balbriggan business, M.E.R.A Crash Repair Centre has donated 200 Easter eggs to catering staff at Beaumont Hospital. Also Supervalu in Balbriggan donated a hamper. The catering staff are keeping Doctors Nurses and Patients all fed and well. Great to see support for front line staff during these hard times.
  • Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 5th April covid-19The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 21 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.  The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has been informed of 390 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as at 1pm, Sunday 5th April. There are now 4,994 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The HSE is now ...