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At Last.. Govt go some way to right the wrong made in 2012 against Pensioners

At Last.. Govt go some way to right the wrong made in 2012 against Pensioners

Today I was delighted to see that the Min. for Social Protection closed the loophole that saw 40,000 pensioners, most of them Women loosing out on around €1,500 a year. This is a step at giving back these people a fair state pension. Below is a summary of what has changed. Government announces significant improvementsContinue Reading At Last.. Govt go some way to right the wrong made in 2012 against Pensioners

Read your favourite Local or National newspaper free of charge online anytime, anywhere on any device. 

Read your favourite Local or National newspaper free of charge online anytime, anywhere on any device. 

Free access to the world’s largest online newspaper portal compliments of Louth County Council Library Service.   Louth Library Service now provides library members with free access to the world’s largest online newspaper portal offering free access over 7000 Local, National and International Newspapers and Magazines Online with Library PressReader. All Louth library members canContinue Reading Read your favourite Local or National newspaper free of charge online anytime, anywhere on any device. 

Conservation Grant schemes are now open for 2018

Conservation Grant schemes are now open for 2018

 The following conservation grant schemes are now open for 2018 and Louth County Council is now accepting applications for :   ·         Structures at Risk Fund 2018 ·         Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018   You will find attached below links to each scheme and all the relevant documentation. .   Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018   StructuresContinue Reading Conservation Grant schemes are now open for 2018

Help develop a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Louth and Meath – #ConnectingforLife

Help develop a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Louth and Meath – #ConnectingforLife

  The vision of #ConnectingforLifeMidlandsLouthMeath , Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015-2020, is “an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing”. Unfortunately, over the past number of years many people in in the country have either been directly or indirectly affectedContinue Reading Help develop a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Louth and Meath – #ConnectingforLife

The Fisheries Area Local Groups Scheme – Call for Applications

The Fisheries Area Local Groups Scheme – Call for Applications

The Fisheries Local Area Development Scheme – Call for Project Applications Ireland’s seven Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), invite applications for grant aid under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Operational Programme 2014 -2020, co-funded by the European Union and Irish Government. Project proposals must be consistent with the FLAG Local Development Strategy for the FLAGContinue Reading The Fisheries Area Local Groups Scheme – Call for Applications

Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say! Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say!  Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

  Deadline for Submissions-31st August 2017   Your Opinion Matters A public consultation is being carried out to help the Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services. They  would like to find out what people think about current home care services– what is working well and whatContinue Reading Improving Home Care Services in Ireland: Have Your Say! Department of Health to develop plans for a new statutory scheme for home care services.

The National Defibrillator Register

The National Defibrillator Register

The Task Force on Sudden Cardiac Death Report recommended that a national defibrillator register be established. In 2011 a joint initiative between the PHECC, HSE, NAS and the Irish Heart Foundation was commenced.

The aim of the defibrillator register is to assist in reducing deaths from cardiac arrest by informing the public of the exact location of the defibrillator in their area. I have been made aware that some of the defibrillators located in the County are not registered

One of the most important factors in survival from cardiac arrest is early CPR and use of a defibrillator. Survival rates following cardiac arrest have improved from 1%to 5%in the past few years, however, having a register of defibrillators will further improve these survival rates.

Many communities and companies may have a defibrillator available for use that local people don’t know about. The defibrillator register aims to rectify this.

Please take the time and complete the form set out in the line below and email to:

 

Community Defibrillator Register

Completed forms to be returned to the NAS at cfr@hse.ie

Defib Locator Info 1 (1)

Read more about The National Defibrillator Register

Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

So yesterday evening I and many other County Louth People from all over the country attended the Book Launch of “County Louth and the Revolution 1912-1923” Edited by the esteemed Donal Hall & Martin Maguire published by the Irish AcademicPresshttp://irishacademicpress.ie/…/county-louth-and-the-irish-…/.  at Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol. The book has 13 Contributors who have produced the firstContinue Reading Book Launch- County Louth and the Irish Revolution 1912-1923- Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017

Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017

  This morning I dropped in with the the lovely Kayleigh Volunteer Liaison Officer for Louth and her fantastic team at Louth Volunteer Centre Dundalk Office at County Hall. TownTalk Dundalk FM were doing a OB this morning from 10-12  live from the Volunteer centre. The main topic of conversation was obviously  about volunteering as part ofContinue Reading Do Good, Feel Good- National Volunteer Week 15th to 21st of May 2017