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15
JUL
2020

Irish Hospice Foundation: Care & Inform Resources and Bereavement Support Line

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Irish Hospice Foundation  Care & Inform Resources & Bereavement Support Line   The Irish Hospice Foundation wants to continue to keep you informed and supported in matters relating to end-of-life and bereavement during these exceptional times. With the knowledge and experience we have gathered over many years we are responding to the emerging needs in this challenging period with our new resources on our Care & Inform hub and through the Bereavement Support Line. We have developed this flyer to support the dissemination of these resources to people that cannot access...
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15
JUL
2020

Returning to Volunteering Safely: Volunteer Ireland resources

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Returning to Volunteering Safely Volunteer Ireland have put together a series of resources for both organisations and volunteers to help them during the response to COVID-19. Ireland is gradually re-opening our economy and our society. It is vital we continue to adhere to the rules for this new way of living to continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of volunteers and those they help is paramount. This resource contains practical advice that should be used as a guide to support volunteer involving organisations to put measures in place that will allow...
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14
JUL
2020

NALA Literacy Awareness webinars: 30th July & 27th August

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NALA is putting on two Literacy Awareness webinars in July and August.   These 1 hour webinars will give participants tips on how they or their organisation can be more accessible to people with literacy or numeracy difficulties. They will look at the challenges of participating fully in society with literacy needs and how to deal sensitively with adults with literacy needs.  An adult literacy student and a NALA staff member will discuss literacy and how to deliver a literacy-friendly service. Registration is free. Thursday 30th July: register here Thursday 27th August: register here...
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14
JUL
2020

MCC Arts Office – July 2020 Newsletter

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Please find the July 2020 Meath Arts Office Newsletter below for download: Arts Office Newsletter July 2020 – PDF
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14
JUL
2020

Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes 2020: Update from MCC

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Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes 2020 Update As many of you are aware we had to postpone the closing date for all our Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes due to Covid19. We are now happy to announce a new closing date of Thursday August 20th 2020 at 1pm for the following schemes; Annual Arts Grants Scheme Community Arts Award Festival Grant Scheme Professional Artists Development Fund Tyrone Guthrie Centre Regional Bursary Award   & Thursday September 24th 2020 at 1pm for the School Musical Instrument Purchase Scheme   Unfortunately there will be no Drama...
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13
JUL
2020

Meath CYPSC news: Christmas Day in Summer – supporting play & activity

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Please see link to article on Activity Packs that were funded by Meath CYPSC and Meath County Council. http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/christmas-day-in-the-summer-supporting-the-importance-of-play-and-physical-activity-for-vulnerable-children-during-a-period-of-societal-change-and-stress/ The packs were delivered at the beginning of July to families with children aged 0-13 years.
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13
JUL
2020

Young people and DRIVE (Drug-related Intimidation & Violence Engagement) – 5 Questions!

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DRIVE (Drug Related Intimidation & Violence Engagement)  is a new initiative under Strand 3 of the Ministers funding that was announced last year. It is focused on supporting communities that are impacted by Drug Related Intimidation and violence    Please find a very short (just a few questions) survey link below to get a flavour or snapshot of how this issue is manifesting itself among younger people in communities. The link for the survey is   – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5RLYFC8 We are preparing a short submission to the Youth Justice Strategy about young people. We...
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13
JUL
2020

Launch of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI)

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We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland Organisation – SERI, Below you will find their introduction letter and contact information. Kind Regards, Malcolm Murphy Project Manager , Communities Creating Jobs Dear Friends, As the new Board of Social Enterprise Republic of Ireland (SERI), we are reaching out to introduce ourselves to you and invite you to become part of the new movement we have created to support the Social Enterprise sector in Ireland. Our organisation was created by Social Enterprises, for Social Enterprises, so that our...
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10
JUL
2020

The Wheel: Help shape our pre-budget 2021 submission

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The Wheel are currently examining the priorities for the community and voluntary, charity, and social enterprise sector for Budget 2021 ahead of making our pre-budget submission to government later in the month. We all know that Budget 2021 will be a crucial moment for the country, for the economy, for communities all over Ireland, and for the community and voluntary organisations, charities, and social enterprises who advocate for and deliver services and provide supports for those communities. Not only will Budget 2021 be a key moment in terms of stabilising the sector’s survival...
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10
JUL
2020

Alcohol Forum: webinar on managing alcohol in the workplace 15th July

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As you may be aware, the Alcohol Forum has been organising a series of webinars over the past few months on issues relating to alcohol harm prevention.    The next of these will be of particular interest to employers, managers, supervisors, human resource personnel and employee representative bodies. We are delighted to be hosting this webinar with Professor Ann Roche, Director of NCETA at Flinders University, Australia. Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XjXbUB2_SoObntKcCZOW_g After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information...
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10
JUL
2020

Wild About Navan: biodiversity awareness survey

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NAVAN BIODIVERSITY AWARENESS SURVEY Wild About Navan is an urban nature conservation project initiated for and by the people of Navan. Recognizing the unique qualities of our town is the first step in understanding how we can contribute to taking better care of our environment. The aim of this survey is to support the Wild About Navan project in protecting and improving our towns parks, wildlife, and amenities! The short survey link is is available here https://bit.ly/2VNjE6F Your answers will be used to guide an ecological survey of Navan town (scheduled for June 2020; funded by The...
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09
JUL
2020

Clann Credo: online events for community groups & clubs

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Clann Credo’s focus throughout the Covid-19 crisis has been on supporting the network of Clann Credo customers and colleagues to work collaboratively on the challenges faced by community and voluntary organisations.   In the coming weeks we are hosting a series of free online events to help with the next steps, reopening facilities and services whilst safeguarding communities. These events may be of interest to community groups in your area and will give them the opportunity to engage with others who understand the challenges being faced.   Community Centres; Information...
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09
JUL
2020

Kells Swimming Pool: opening from Monday 13th July

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Meath County Council is delighted to welcome you back to Kells Swimming Pool from Monday 13th July. Please ring 046 9240551 from 10am – 4pm on Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th July, to book for sessions for the week beginning Monday 13th July. https://www.meath.ie/council/news/kells-swimming-pool-re-opening    See information in relation to Timetable and Covid 19 safety measures below: Reopening Timetable and Public Notice 13th – 19th July 2020 (MSWORD, 68.42 kb)  
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09
JUL
2020

Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates

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Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below is a communications update for you. COVID Tracker App now available to download The HSE has created a free smartphone app to help improve contact tracing for COVID-19. The app will make contact tracing faster and more accurate, reducing the spread of coronavirus. Nearly 500,000 people have already downloaded the app today. If you use the app, you can: • get an alert if you have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 • alert others if you test positive for coronavirus – this will...
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07
JUL
2020

Environmental College: Updated criteria and eligibility form

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The Irish Environmental Network have updated the criteria for groups who wish to be included in the Environmental College of the PPN. They have been streamlined to make it easier to know who is automatically eligible for inclusion, and to show the process which we have in place when considering groups. We have also taken out some elements that were clashing with PPNs’ existing criteria. If a group is not on the list of automatically eligible groups, they can complete the Community Group Eligibility Form to be considered for inclusion in the Environmental College. This form should be...
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07
JUL
2020

Community Wellbeing Initiative: MCC

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Community Wellbeing Initiative https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-wellbeing-initiative   The Community Wellbeing Initiative is to recognise the wonderful work that community groups have undertaken in direct response to supporting their communities during the Covid-19 health crisis. The focus is to acknowledge the local wellbeing initiatives (small and large scale) that demonstrate how groups looked after the physical and mental wellbeing of the people in their area.  The initiative is open to Community Groups including...
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07
JUL
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (13th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 13 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 6th of July 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery Edition 13 – PDF   Edition 13 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 12, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below:  Page 4 – Information update re: Tusla Child and Youth Participation Strategy 2019-2023, year one achievements. Page 33 – Information on...
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06
JUL
2020

European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland – Newsflash July 2020

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European Anti-Poverty Network Ireland Newsflash July 2020 https://mailchi.mp/c89addaeee88/eapn-ireland-newsflash-july-2020?e=047a1d48ef   EAPN Ireland News EAPN Ireland Statement on the Programme for Government  Please find enclosed a recent EAPN Ireland statement on the new Programme for Government. EAPN Ireland Blog Please find enclosed the latest EAPN Ireland blog written by Noreen Byrne on the impacts of COVID-19 on the community of North Clondalkin. Community Action Network- Social Clauses Webinar Community Action Network will be hosting Social Clauses Webinars this comming...
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06
JUL
2020

CLÁR funding for C&V groups – meals on wheels, mobility and cancer care transport

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CLÁR funding for C&V groups – meals on wheels, mobility and cancer care transport   We wish to draw your attention to the CLÁR 2020 funding scheme made available by the Department. Part of the scheme may be of interest to some community and voluntary groups in your area. CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The supports provided through CLÁR have been tailored this year to help rural communities to respond to the new COVID-19 environment. Measure 3 of the programme will be...
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06
JUL
2020

Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Awards: Create Ireland

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2020 marks ten years since the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary award was inaugurated. Create are pleased to announce that this year, we will award two AIC Scheme bursary awards. The first will focus on the theme of Collaborative Arts and Cultural Diversity, and specifically aims to support an artist from a minority ethnic or migrant background. This bursary, offered in partnership with the Irish Refugee Council, closes for applications on the 17th August. The second bursary to be offered in 2020 will take as its focus Collaborative Arts and Human Rights. Full details and...
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06
JUL
2020

Community Finance Ireland: new website, brand launched & annual report published

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Dear Colleagues, Our all island-brand refresh has launched and we celebrate those who Choose Change Today (2nd July) we published our first all -island annual report spotlighting those clients across the island who have chosen change for their communities and in the process improved the lives of many. We also heard from those who told us it took a crisis to rediscover the value of social capital and how COVID -19 has asked all of us to protect and invest in social impact. Our new all-island brand identity Community Finance Ireland Choose Change is now live.  We welcome visitors to our new...
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03
JUL
2020

Message from Covid-19 Stakeholder Communications Support and updates

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Thank you for your continuing support and sharing information about COVID-19. Below are some communications updates for you.   Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business – Ireland is now in Phase 3 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which began on Monday 29th June. You can view the measures that form part of Phase 3 here.   Stay Safe Guidelines – As our country is reopened, keeping up protective behaviours is as important as ever to prevent the spread of infection. The recently developed Stay Safe Guidelines have been published here in...
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03
JUL
2020

Contacts for Support Services

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Please find contact information for support services below:   Support for older people Alone  0818 222 024– Helpline open 8am-8pm for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to Coronavirus Third Age Senior Line 1800 80 45 91– free phone service open 10am to 10pm Alzheimer Society of Ireland  1800 341 341-  National Helpline to make an appointment.  helpline@alzheimer.ie SAGE Advocacy  1850 71 94 00 support and advocacy service for older people   Support Services Irish Cancer Society  Freephone 1800 200 700  for help and support.          ...
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03
JUL
2020

Bettystown Library – Part 8 Planning Notice

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Bettystown Library Part 8 Planning Notice Bettystown Library will open its doors to the public in 2022. The much anticipated development will bring a library service back to East Meath for the first time since the mid 2000’s. The new development will have the first Sensory Room in the county, the first library to offer users free access to the latest in 3D technology, and the first library to offer group study pods to students. Plans and particulars for the proposed development are now available to view here. Submissions or observations may be made in writing to the Planning Department or...
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03
JUL
2020

HSE: Communication survey for Mental Health Service Users, Family (Adult Services)

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Survey : HSE Mental Health Services Communication during Covid-19 As part of our on-going engagement work with service users family members and carers, we are carrying out a communications survey in relation to people’s experience during the COVID- 19 pandemic. We are inviting all Mental Health Service Users, family members and carers to participate in the survey which is available via the below link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8WSWRTG Hardcopies are also available on request by contacting Debbie Murphy via phone on 0872865346 or via email at debbie.murphy5@hse.ie . If anyone would...
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02
JUL
2020

Community Enhancement Programme 2020

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Applications are now being invited for  the Community Enhancement Programme 2020 https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/community/community-grants-and-initiatives/community-enhancement-programme   The Community Enhancement Programme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide €62,883 of grant funding for capital works towards enhancing the facilities available to communities in County Meath and address disadvantaged areas in the county.   Typical enhancements under the Programme include the renovation of community centres and community...
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02
JUL
2020

Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme 2020-2021

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The 2020-2021 call for the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is open from today. The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is now seeking in 2020 to encourage local communities, local groups, schools and other interested parties to engage with the Department in relation to the conservation and revitalisation of raised bog and blanket bog Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs) and other peatland areas and promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage. The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives with community benefit from...
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02
JUL
2020

FASN – Still here for you

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FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is a dedicated support service for Family members/ concerned persons who are impacted by loved one’s substance misuse. In these extremely difficult times we are very aware of the challenges our service users will be dealing with so we have developed a safe and secure online communications platform in which we can support you. With this in mind we are continuing to provide vital service’s in the form of One to one support sessions 5 Step Brief Intervention Health & Well-being support through Facebook (FASN)...
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02
JUL
2020

Funding Point Meath Digest: July & August 2020

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The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Access Digest is available below to download with information on local and national funding programmes: Fundingpoint Local Access – July – Aug 2020 – pdf  
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01
JUL
2020

National Play Day – Saturday 4th July

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National Play Day is taking place on Saturday 4th July. Meath LSP are hosting a FREE Skip ‘n’ Play activity for children aged between 8yrs-13yrs in the car park of Buvinda House. There will be 2 activity sessions on the day, first session will commence at 10.30am & second session commencing at 11.30am. As places are limited, early booking is essential and no walk-in’s will be accepted. Every child who attends will receive a goody bag!   It is mandatory for all children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years of age Pre-registration is mandatory Completion of...
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29
JUN
2020

Community Finance Ireland: Webinar 2nd July 2020

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Eventbrite: Community Finance Ireland: Sustaining Communities beyond Covid-19 Eventbrite: Community Finance Ireland: Supporting the Grassroots beyond Covid-19
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29
JUN
2020

Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm: Bord na Móna communication

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Re: Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm PPN_Letter  PPN_Ballivor Wind Farm Brochure   Dear Public Participation Network Member Group, Following on from our Community Information Sessions held in March, please find enclosed a project brochure. This brochure was available at the Information Sessions and contains information regarding the proposed Ballivor Wind farm. Due to COVID -19 restrictions we were not in a position distribute this to you until now. As the proposed development is at an early stage the number and location of turbines has not yet been determined. Subject to Covid 19...
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29
JUN
2020

Information & Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector on Reopening: DRCD & Pobal

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Information and Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector on Reopening https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/fd1c9-guidance-for-reopening-community-sector/ Published at: 29 June 2020 Community and voluntary organisations are currently making important preparations for reopening offices and facilities across Ireland. In this context, a number of significant resources and public health guidance have been issued by Government, the HSE, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC), the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and others. These resources and supporting documentation are widely...
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26
JUN
2020

Back to the Workplace Safely – Free Induction Training

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Back to the Workplace Safely – Free Induction Training With support from Medtronic and working in partnership with Adare Human Resource Management, we will be delivering an essential COVID-19 Induction Training online session on a number of dates over the coming days. We invite you and your employees to avail of this FREE training. The focus of this free training includes: ·        What is COVID-19? ·        What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 ·        How is COVID-19 spread? ·        Reporting suspected COVID-19  ·        Isolation ·        Hand hygiene protocols and...
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26
JUN
2020

Minister Ring announces first tranche of COVID-19 Stability Scheme Funding

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Minister Ring announces first tranche of COVID-19 Stability Scheme Funding Friday, 26 June 2020 press.office@drcd.gov.ie Fund designed to provide immediate support to Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises 179 organisations to benefit from €10.5 million in supports   Mr Michael Ring, Minister of Rural Community Development, today announced the approval of €10.5M in funding under Tranche One of the COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises (Stability Scheme). 179 organisations will benefit from...
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25
JUN
2020

Covid Partner Pack Update: HSE Communications

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We are grateful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you.   HSE Translated COVID-19 Resources Since March 2020, the HSE has been working to make public health advice accessible to many groups of people, with different abilities and needs, and from varied communities. To date, these resources have been downloaded more than 27,000 times and the public health information has been translated into 27 languages other than English and Irish. These languages include Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified...
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25
JUN
2020

National Be Active Day: Sunday 28th of June

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Sunday 28th of June is National Be Active Day. All you will need to do in order to be a part of BeActive is: Pick an Activity  Get your household together and pick an activity. You can play the games included below or make up your own, go for a walk or a cycle. No matter what you do, you must be active for 60 minutes! When and Where Pick a time that suits you and where you are going to be active – indoors, outdoors, in your back garden or local park? Be Active  Get everything you need ready and enjoy the games. You can  take part for fun or why not make it competitive and track the...
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24
JUN
2020

Good Governance Awards 2020

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The Good Governance Awards – Recognising and encouraging adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland. Now in its fifth year, The Good Governance Awards is an initiative that recognises and encourages adherence to good governance practice by nonprofits in Ireland.   In 2020 in recognition of the fact that there are very many small nonprofits we are introducing a new entry category for organisations with an annual turnover of less than €50,000. There will be 6 entry categories in 2020 based on annual turnover. The 2020 Good Governance Awards are now open for...
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23
JUN
2020

Phase 3 & Revised Roadmap for Covid-19: Government of Ireland

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Easing the COVID-19 restrictions on 29 June (Phase 3) From Department of the Taoiseach;  Department of Health Published at: 19 June 2020. Last updated 21 June 2020 https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/d06271-easing-the-covid-19-restrictions-on-29-june-phase-3/   Copy of Revised Roadmap available here:   Revised Roadmap for Reopening Ireland – PDF     1. Introduction 2. Public health measures 3. Education and childcare 4. Economic activity and work 5. Social 6. Cultural and religious 7. Sport 8. Transport and travel 9. Advice for those over 70 years or medically...
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22
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (11th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 11 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 22nd of June 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 11th Edition   Edition 11 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 10, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 31 – Information on the new HSE Text Helpline 50808 Page 59/60 – Service provision update from Meath Library Services. Page 104/105...
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22
JUN
2020

Irish Hospice Foundation: Covid-19 information & resources

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The Irish Hospice Foundation have a range of Covid-19 care and information resources available at the link below: https://hospicefoundation.ie/covid19careandinform/ 
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22
JUN
2020

Minister Ring announces €2 million Community Enhancement Programme and urges communities to engage

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Minister Ring announces €2 million Community Enhancement Programme and urges communities to engage   CEP provides small grants to enhance facilities in urban and rural communities Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today announced details of the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP) and highlighted the potential benefit of the Programme for local communities. The CEP is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will provide €2 million of grant funding towards enhancing the facilities available to communities. The Programme has...
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22
JUN
2020

Skills to Advance Pilot initiative: Leadership & management training programme

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  Please find a brochure below to download: SOLAS-Skills To Advance -BROCHURE pdf   Please contact skillstoadvance@lmetb.ie for further information  
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22
JUN
2020

18th June 2020: Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support 

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Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support 18th June 2020 Update for PPN Members   Wellbeing ‘In This Together’  The joint Department of Health, Healthy Ireland and HSE campaign continues to give mental health and wellbeing advice across the country and local authorities, through Healthy Ireland, are also rolling it out on a regional basis. New videos covering the following topics have been added here: 1.        Positive Posture while working from home: Anna O’Brien, Senior Physiotherapist, HSE 2.        Tips for quitting smoking: Miriam O’Shea,...
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19
JUN
2020

Returning to Work..Returning to Community Activity: A Guide for Community Organisations

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Galway City Community Network, Galway City Partnership and Volunteer Galway have put together based a guide for community organisations based on national guidelines: Returning to Work..Returning to Community Activity: A Guide for Community Organisations Please find a copy below: COVID-19 Guide for Community Organisations Final – pdf  
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19
JUN
2020

LGiU Paper: Covid-19 response in Meath

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Please find a copy of Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) briefing paper on the Covid response in Ireland. LGIU_covid-19-age-friendly-and-the-local-authority-response-to-a-pandemic (1)  -PDF Drafted by Age Friendly Ireland, the paper makes reference to the Meath Covid Community Response map and network.  
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19
JUN
2020

Building Community Resilience & SDGs : webinar report & recordings

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Thanks to all of you who took part in the Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap to Recovery Post Covid19 webinar series last month. Please find webinar report below: BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES Webinar Report PDF a summary of documents & resources shared links to the presentations a summary of both the presentations & inputs in the Chat and a summary of actions.   Please find Links to the recordings, which are on the IEN’s Youtube Channel, are below: Wednesday 27th May 2020:  https://youtu.be/YJ2jaEzGIZE Thursday 28th May 2020:...
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18
JUN
2020

Public Participation Network – Case Study June 2020

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Citizen Engagement in Our Public Service – Case Studies Public Participation Network – Case Study June 2020 Please find the study available below to download: https://www.ops2020.gov.ie/app/uploads/2020/06/Public-Participation-Network-Case-Study-June-2020.pdf   The Reform Delivery Office (RDO) in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has developed a series of case studies on citizen engagement, in partnership with researchers and public bodies, as a commitment under the Our Public Service 2020, Development and Innovation Framework....
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18
JUN
2020

Cultúr Migrant Centre Navan – Anti Racism Campaign

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Dear all, Hope you are safe and well. In light of the  recent death of George Floyd that sparked thousands of Black Lives Matter protests and important discussions about racism, as a community organisation who works closely with migrants and asylum seekers we are hosting an anti-racism event at a local level. Cultúr is organising a Virtual Anti-Racism Campaign. We are asking for a social media show of solidarity Against Racism by individuals, local organisations and businesses. What we are asking you to do is: Send us a picture/ sign with the followi...
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18
JUN
2020

Update from FASN

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Update from the Family Addiction Support Network – 18th June 2020   Family Addiction Support Network shut down it’s services at Lios Dubh 12th March in line with the COVID19 Government Guidelines but more than ever families needed support.  As a result, FASN developed online services for family members impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse using a fully GDPR compliant communications platform as best practice.   What we are experiencing from supporting Family Members is the increased worry and psychological stress, strain on family relationships,...
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18
JUN
2020

Cultúr Migrant Center Navan – Free cultural competency and anti-racism training

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Cultúr have a suite of free cultural competency and anti racism training that we are offering service providers across Co. meath. This training is now being offered online. As part of the Social Connection and Inclusion Project, Cultúr will be delivering a number of free training sessions for service providers, the public and schools. These training sessions include 1. Intercultural Competence and 2. Integration and Anti-Racism workshops   These workshops aim to Promote opportunities for equality and intercultural dialogue between ethnic minority communities and the wider community....
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18
JUN
2020

Resources on Re-starting and Working during Covid-19

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Please find links to resources below:   Return to Work Safely Protocol: HSE, HSE & Dept. Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/22829a-return-to-work-safely-protocol/   Health & Safety Authority resources: https://www.hsa.ie/eng/topics/covid-19/   HSE Covid-19 resources: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/   HSE Video on physical distancing: what to expect ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcfXoJmCuS0   The Wheel: resources https://www.wheel.ie/#covid-19    
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18
JUN
2020

View Phase 2 of Ireland’s Roadmap for Reopening which is in place right now: DRCD

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View Phase 2 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening which is in place right now https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/7ae99f-easing-the-covid-19-restrictions-on-june-8-phase-2/ Published at: 5 June 2020. Last updated 11 June 2020 Community health Children Economic activity and work Retail, services and commercial activity Cultural, sporting and social Transport and travel Advice for those over 70 years or medically vulnerable   These measures are now in place. They are part of the roadmap for reopening society and business. COVID-19 is still having a major impact on our country. By...
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18
JUN
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: June 2020 Update

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June 2020 Update from Meath Local Sports Partnership   COVID 19, phase 2 re-opening and what it means for Meath LSP and wider sporting community Meath LSP are very aware of the restrictions still in place as part of our road map of re-opening sport and physical activity. With the lifting of some of those restrictions and whilst maintaining social distance at all times, phase 2 will see the commencement of the following activities: Up to 15 people coming together for organised non-contact activity in the outdoors (number includes coaches/trainers) Summer camps for children may take...
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18
JUN
2020

“Time with Wise Men” Virtual Workshop – 20th June 2020

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  National Men’s Health Week is coming our way from June 15-21. The  purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and  treatment of disease among men, young lads and boys.   We @ Adcenter since 2016, started an initiative “Time with Wise Men” to  address health issues and Mens needs within the African Caribbean  Ethnic Minority to create a platform to engage on various needed  conversation.   On the 20th of June, 2020 we are having a virtual talk on our  Inspire2020 #MenInitiative starting...
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17
JUN
2020

Asthma Society of Ireland : Community Call resources

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The Asthma Society worked closely with the Community Call initiative from the beginning of the pandemic. With support and in conjunction with the GAA, the Asthma Society created resources designed to guide and inform Community Call volunteers supporting people with severe asthma or severe COPD cocooning during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were delighted to see such a positive response from the booklets (available to view here) and have since expanded our resources to support people vulnerable people as we move into Phase Two. Our latest resources include: –          A guide on going...
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17
JUN
2020

Let’s Talk Climate Action: Webinar 16th July

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  Please email meathppn@meathcoco.ie  to register  
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16
JUN
2020

The Wheel: Diverse Leadership in Our Sector – Free Online Workshop, 25th June

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With anti-racism protests taking place across the world, it is important to reflect on how the issue intersects with our sector’s work. We invite you to join a panel of distinguished sector representatives on Thursday, 25 June as they explore the impact of race on their professional lives and their organisations’ activities. At this event, our speakers will reflect on their own leadership journeys, explore their organisations’ experiences of fighting racism, and consider how we can make our sector a more inclusive place for all.  The panel will be hosted by author, activist,...
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16
JUN
2020

Understanding and Challenging Racism – a free online workshop on Thursday June 18th at 2pm

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Understanding and Challenging Racism – a free online workshop on Thursday June 18th at 2pm Hosted by Fridays For Future Clare and Clare PPN We are delighted to be joined by Vicky Donnelly of Galway One World Centre, Ryma Halfaoui and Oein De Bhairduin for this workshop. The recent Black Lives Matter protests in the US and beyond have raised the issue of racism like never before. In this free online workshop, hosted by Clare PPN and Fridays For Future Clare, we’ll take time to explore and clarify some questions, including understanding what racism is in the first place, how racism operates...
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16
JUN
2020

Children’s colouring competition: Closing date 19th June

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REMINDER: Children’s colouring competition Is there a budding artist in your home? If so, here’s a chance for them to win a National Book Token. See below for information on the competition, closing date for entries is this Friday, June 19th. Download Pictures for 0-6 years Download pictures for 7-12 years
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16
JUN
2020

Programme for Government – Final Draft: June 2020

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Please find Final Draft Programme for Government (June 2020) below: ProgrammeforGovernment_June2020_Final Reference made to PPNs  on pages 91 and 92.
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16
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (10th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 10 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 15th of June 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 10th Edition   Edition 10 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1 – 9, with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 8 – Information from Youth Work Ireland Navan, on the commencement of their Young Carers Support Group, this includes information for...
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12
JUN
2020

New Programmes from Meath Local Sports Partnership

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Please see details of some new programmes starting next week that may be of interest. Next week is also Men’s Health week.   Women on the Move Women on the Move starts on Wednesday 17th June at 7pm in Blackwater Park, Navan. This outdoor class will include a bodyweight circuit that is suitable for beginners. Pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited. To book please email Conor at conor.gonnelly@meathcoco.ie   Men’s Health Week Men’s Health Week runs from Monday 15th June until Sunday 21st June 2020. One of the core aims of the week is to support men to engage in healthier...
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12
JUN
2020

FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU

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FASN –STILL HERE FOR YOU The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is a dedicated support service for Family members/ concerned persons who are impacted by loved one’s substance misuse. In these extremely difficult times we are very aware of the challenges our service users will be dealing with so we have developed a safe and secure online communications platform in which we can support you. With this in mind we are continuing to provide vital service’s in the form of One to one support sessions 5 Step Brief Intervention Health & Wellbeing support through Facebook (FASN) Counselling...
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11
JUN
2020

DCU Research Survey: The potential of technology to support older adults to live independently at home

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DCU Study: The potential of technology to support older adults to live independently at home This study is being carried out by researchers from Dublin City University. The aim of the research is to support older adults to remain living independently in their own homes using technology. The researchers are conducting a survey to gather information from older adults (ages 60 years and older), family carers as well as health and social care workers who provide care to older adults about how technology can address some of the issues they face. The results of this research will form the...
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11
JUN
2020

AFRICANLIVES MATTER: Please sign our petition for change

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Time to make an impact, be the change you want to see. Please see our online petition here:  http://ipt.io/2KPTZ   Kindly share Thanks Susuana O.M Olatunji Komolafe {CEO} Afro in Diaspora Center http://adcenter-ireland.com / adcenter25@yahoo.ie Africanlives Matter was was founded in 29th May, 2020 by Susuana Olatunji Komolafe the CEO/Founder of Afro in Diaspora Center in response to the acquittal inhuman, live excursion of George Floyd , the out cry and Injustice Africa is experiencing from the western, china misused of power on the continent of Africa to be a voice and say (Africa...
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11
JUN
2020

E-Male Matters Newsletter – May / June 2020

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The May / June 2020 edition of ‘E-Male Matters’ – the newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is available below to download: E-Male Matters May – June 2020 – PDF This edition contains a lot of information about Men’s Health Week 2020, which will run from Monday 15th – Sunday 21st June.  Even at this late stage, there are many simple, free and extremely easy ways to promote and celebrate the week.  For ideas, check out the article on ‘How to Promote Men’s Health Week 2020’.   You can also access an online copy of the newsletter (and earlier...
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10
JUN
2020

ADHD Ireland – Webinar ADHD and Teens: 18th June

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ADHD Ireland – Webinar ADHD and Teens ADHD Ireland are delighted to bring you an informative and engaging webinar with Terri Lloyd, on the subject of ADHD and Teens. A presentation aimed at empowering parents of adolescents with ADHD and supporting them with their relationship with their teen. Terri is a qualified therapeutic counsellor for adolescents with over 15 years experience of working with children and young people with a range of social, emotional and mental health issues. She provides not only face-to-face counselling for teenagers but has established a successful online...
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10
JUN
2020

ADHD Explained – International ADHD Online Conference 13th June

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International ADHD Online Conference: “ADHD Explained” ADHD Ireland is delighted to bring you a full day conference exploring the topic “ADHD Explained”. Bringing you three expert speakers covering ADHD throughout all years, from early years from 0 – 7 years and then exploring school years from 8 – 18 years, and finally exploring ADHD in adulthood and throughout a lifespan. Date: 13th June 2020 To book tickets for the event click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/international-adhd-online-conference-adhd-explained-tickets-106639529704
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10
JUN
2020

Donations of leftover wool needed: Purls Climate Awareness Project

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MCC Climate Action and Age Friendly teams are collaborating with the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Sciences (iCRAG) on a climate awareness pilot project. This project creates awareness about climate change through woolcrafts, recreating the climate strips (see below) as blankets, scarves, etc. by local knitting/crochet  groups. Once these have gone on display and we’ve done some awareness around it we plan to donate the items to dementia and Alzheimer’s groups who have a requirement for brightly coloured knitware. More details of the project can be foun...
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09
JUN
2020

National Disability Authority – Annual Conference 2020: Save the Date 21st October

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NDA Annual Conference 2020 – Facilitating the effective and equal participation of persons with disabilities in the Irish criminal justice system (Article 13 UNCRPD) Save the Date: Wednesday, 21st October 2020  The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2020 will be hosted online as an interactive webinar in light of the COVID-19 situation. This year we will focus the Conference on the theme of Access to Justice in line with Article 13 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in the context of criminal justice. This will cover various stages...
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09
JUN
2020

National Childcare Scheme: Webinar Sessions on 18th, 23rd, 30th June 2020 (10-12.30pm)

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The National Childcare scheme opened to the general public on the 20th November 2019. This scheme allows parents to apply directly for financial support towards the cost of their childcare. Tusla, along with other relevant statutory bodies, are a Sponsor Body for this scheme, who along with the DCYA provide the legal basis for referrals and govern the detail of the referral process. Designated Contact people within Tusla complete referral forms in respect of parents needing this support. Following Covid-19 and with the possibility of childcare providers re-opening their doors, we are...
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09
JUN
2020

Climate Action Online Workshop for Meath Community Groups: 16th July 2020

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Date set: Thursday 16th July 10am-1pm. The online workshop is an opportunity for groups to come together and LEARN, ORGANISE & ACT in response to climate change! The workshops will take place on Thursday 16th July (10am -1pm) and will be held online using Google Meet. The workshop aims include: Re-affirm knowledge of climate change – what it is and its impacts Identify real practical actions that can be delivered in your community How to drive action locally within your community Opportunities to collaborate and coordinate community action   Workshop will be delivered by Gavin...
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09
JUN
2020
08
JUN
2020

Invitation for 11th June, 2020 Virtual Protest: Africanlives Matter

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This event is lead by our head office Cavan County and our other branches Dublin, Donegal, Meath, Monaghan, Cork branch managers with collaboration with Cultur Migrant Centre, Navan Meath @Adcenter in collaboration with County, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Meath, Dublin and Cork we are organizing Africanlives Matters . A “Virtual Protest” This is a conversational dialogue platform to engage, research, survey and come up with possible solutions that can be made into policy in addressing injustice, racism and police brutality never to be seen in our community. Africanlives Matter...
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05
JUN
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter June 2020

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Please find the 5th June 2020 Meath Arts Office Newsletter below: Arts Office Newsletter 5 June 2020 – PDF
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05
JUN
2020

Access for All: DFI network virtual meeting June 10th

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Save the Date: (Online) National Access for All Meeting June 10th 2020 at 11am   DFI invite you to join us online for a virtual meeting of Access and Disability Interest Groups from Across the country. Please let us know if you are available to attend the meeting by Friday June 5th. It is important that we know the number of people that will be attending to ensure we have the technical resources we need to host the meeting online.   Please also let us know if you require a sign language interpreter for the meeting. We will be booking an interpreter but will cancel the booking in...
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05
JUN
2020

National Spring Clean 2020

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    https://www.meath.ie/council/news/national-spring-clean-2020    National Spring Clean is set to commence on Monday next, 8th June. Meath County Council is happy to support any groups wishing to undertake a Clean Up in their area. Most groups in Meath received pickers, bags and gloves during the Anti Litter Initiative in March, if you need any additional equipment, it is available from the recycling centres. When your clean up is finished, please email us at environment@meathcoco.ie indicating roughly how many bags you have for collection, where they are stored, a...
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05
JUN
2020

Climate Action Online Workshops for Meath Community Groups

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The workshops are an opportunity for groups to come together and LEARN, ORGANISE & ACT in response to climate change! The workshops will take place in early July (dates to be confirmed) and will be held online using Google Meet. Workshops aims include: Re-affirm knowledge of climate change – what it is and its impacts Identify real practical actions that can be delivered in your community How to drive action locally within your community Opportunities to collaborate and coordinate community action   Workshop will be delivered by Gavin Harte (Education for Sustainable Development)...
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04
JUN
2020

Walk ‘n’ Tone: Navan

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Gentle exercises for Over 70’s continues on Wednesday 10th June in Blackwater Park, Navan. There will be 20 minutes of gentle exercises at the following times (adhering to Meath County Council’s restricted access to Park): Class 1: 1.45pm to 2.05pm Class 2: 3pm to 3.20pm The classes will be delivered by an experienced tutor who will also give some tips on posture when walking and walking techniques. Government guidelines on outdoor physical activity and physical distancing will be adhered to. To book a place please contact Ruairi at rmurphy@meathcoco.ie or call 046-9067337.
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04
JUN
2020

Webinar: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain 11th June

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When: Jun 11, 2020 05:00 PM Dublin Topic: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain Registration: In advance – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q7b3s5brQJudVUkGxr-GUw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Questions for Speaker: If you have any questions in advance of the seminar that you would like to be addressed as part of the content, these can be emailed to helen@alcoholforum.org. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the seminar. Webinar Description: We all have an important role to play in...
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04
JUN
2020

Community Amenity Scheme 2020: Update on Grant Process

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With reference to the 20202 Community Amenity Scheme, it is anticipated that the  scheme will be presented to the Municipal District Elected Members in September 2020 and brought to the Full Council meeting in October for approval.
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03
JUN
2020

Meath PPN: Webinar on Financial Reporting – 30th June 2020

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Are you working on financial reports for your group? Would you like more information on compliance? Do you need some guidance on forecasting or reporting on activities?   With the support of RBK, the Meath PPN will be holding a webinar at 10.30am on the 30th June 2020. Webinar topics include: Producing Financial Statements for the CRO and Charity Regulator Producing a Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Financial Activities An explanation of all the ‘Notes to the Financial Statements’ that are required Understanding what is needed to comply with FRS102...
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03
JUN
2020

New Free Online Courses in June: LMETB Community Education

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The LMETB Community Education Service have a new lising of free online courses available in June 2020. Please find a brochure below: LMETB List of Courses June v4
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03
JUN
2020

Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2020

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Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme 2020 Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development recently announced funding of €10 million under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020.  The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in rural areas. The Scheme is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development in partnership with Fáilte Ireland. The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme provides funding for the development of new and existing outdoor...
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03
JUN
2020

Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2020

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Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020 On Wednesday 27th May, Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced details of a €15 million allocation for the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020. The Town & Village Renewal Scheme provides funding for projects that make our towns and villages more attractive and sustainable. The Scheme has previously invested in public-realm projects and the enhancement of town centre amenities, interventions to encourage town centre living and projects that support the economic development of our towns and villages....
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02
JUN
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (9th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 9 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 2nd  of June  2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network 9th Edition, Service delivery update 02.06.20 – PDF   Edition 9 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 92 – Links to resources from GOV.ie ‘In this together’ Parents Centre Pa...
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02
JUN
2020

2020 CLÁR Programme: Meath

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2020 CLÁR Programme: Meath https://www.meath.ie/council/news/2020-clar-programme On Monday, May 25th Minister Ring announced details of the 2020 CLÁR programme. There are a number of measures being proposed for funding for 2020: Measure 1: Schools/Community Safety measures (expanded in 2020) Measure 2: Community Recreation Areas (new in 2020) Measure 3: Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising: (a)Meals on Wheels and linked services (new in 2020) (b)Mobility and Cancer Care Transport   Applications for Measures 1 and 2 are prepared by the local authority and submitted to the DRCD. ...
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02
JUN
2020

May 29th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Dear Colleague, We hope this message finds you well. Thanks for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This communications update is particularly aimed at sharing, and drawing your attention to the COVID-19 public health information translated resources. We would be very grateful for your help in sharing these resources as widely as possible with relevant communities. Translated COVID-19 Resources For those whose first language is neither English nor Irish, we have translated public health information into 24 other languages. These include Albanian,...
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29
MAY
2020

€10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will support tourism and community wellbeing in post-COVID recovery – Minister Ring

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Press release 29th May 2020: €10 million Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme will support tourism and community wellbeing in post-COVID recovery – Minister Ring Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, today announced funding of €10 million under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme for 2020. The funding is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports launched by the Minister this week as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme which is funded under Project Ireland 2040. The other...
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28
MAY
2020

Children’s Colouring Competition

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Children’s colouring in competition Is there a budding artist in your home? If so, here’s a chance for them to win a National Book Token Who can enter? Children up to 12 years of age with a relative who is a member of staff in a building taking part in the Optimising Power @ Work campaign. What do I need to do? All you have to do is download one of the colouring in templates, and submit a photograph of the completed entry by email – energyportal@opw-energy.ie or twitter – @OptimisingPower by the deadline of the 19th June. A selection of the entries will be...
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28
MAY
2020

DRCD announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and villages

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Minister Ring announces €15 million for economic recovery in rural towns and villages New measure in 2020 scheme directed at the economic and social recovery of towns and villages in response to COVID-19 Town & Village Renewal Scheme part of €30 million package for Rural Development announced by the Minister this week   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, today (Wednesday 27th May) announced details of a €15 million allocation for the Town & Village Renewal Scheme for 2020. The Town and Village Renewal Scheme is one element of a €30 million...
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27
MAY
2020

LivingWorks START – online suicide prevention training programme

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Due to the current restrictions, the face-to-face delivery of the suicide prevention training programmes available through the HSE Resource Service for Suicide Prevention has been paused until at least the Autumn pending public health information and guidance.  In the interim, the National Office for Suicide Prevention has obtained the licence to offer the Start online suicide prevention to those who may be interested in undertaking same. LivingWorks Start Leaflet – pdf START has been developed by Living Works, the same company who developed the SafeTALK and ASIST programmes. It is...
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27
MAY
2020

N2 Slane Bypass: Publication of Options Selection Report

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Publication of Options Selection Report – N2 Slane Bypass The Preferred Option Corridor for the N2 Slane Bypass has been identified and is detailed within the Options Selection Report (OSR). The OSR will be available for viewing or download, free of charge, on the N2 Slane Bypass website (www.n2slanebypass.ie) from Wednesday 27th May 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions and the HSE guidelines we are unable to display a copy of the OSR for viewing at Meath County Council offices. Therefore, in addition to publication on the website, the OSR can be purchased for a fee not...
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26
MAY
2020

The Wheel: Free Helpdesk Service for Irish charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises

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The Wheel have a new service for Irish charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises… New Helpdesk Service  Nonprofits across Ireland are being encouraged to make use of the new helpdesk service from The Wheel, in association with Adare Human Resources Management.  There are two strands to this FREE helpdesk service: 1. HR an Employment Law Up-to-date HR and Employment Law information effecting organisations Guidance on all key areas of HR and Employment Law. https://www.wheel.ie/covid-19-helpdesk-service#adare 2. Wage Subsidy Scheme Assistance with...
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26
MAY
2020

Stories from the Waterside: writing competition closing date is 31st May 2020

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For details visit: watersandcommunities.ie/stories-from-the-waterside/
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26
MAY
2020

Online Dance & Fitness Classes: Meath Local Sports Partnership

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  Online Dance Classes Dance yourself fit with our new Online Dance Class! Learn a fully choreographed dance routine in one week! Our qualified dance tutor Aisling Rountree will lead you through a step by step tutorial for the song “We’re all in this together” from the hit movie ‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL‘! This amazing dance tutorial will make it easy for you to learn the complete dance routine in one week. This programme is suitable for teens and adults! This dance programme is broken down into four segments and Youtube video links will be sent on Wednesday 27th...
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26
MAY
2020

RESEARCH PROJECT: Public Survey on COVID-19 Related Monitoring

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RESEARCH PROJECT Public Survey on COVID-19 Related Monitoring: What People in Ireland Think About Policing, Security, and Surveillance Measures   We’re looking for people in Ireland who would be interested in participating in a research project about new policing, security, and surveillance measures being introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you could disseminate across your PPN it would be greatly appreciated. Participants will complete a survey online, in English, that will take about 20 minutes to complete. Participants will complete a short demographic survey and...
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25
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Restart Grant

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Covid-19 Restart Grant : Help with the costs of reopening your business following Covid-19 closure https://www.meath.ie/council/news/covid-19-restart-grant Applications for the Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with reopening and re-employing workers following COVID-19 closures are open from Friday 22nd May until 31st August 2020. Minimum grant available €2,000, maximum grant available €10,000. Who can apply Any business (subject to qualifying criteria) that has a commercially rateable premises, or where...
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25
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (8th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 8 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 25th  of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery update 25.05.20  -PDF   Edition 8 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 27 – Link to additional posters on the HSE website which are translated into different languages Page 40 –...
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25
MAY
2020

SOLA Training: Improving Quality (IQ) Standard – Free Elements

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SOLA, the professional training and education initiative between the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), the University of Limerick and Johnson & Johnson, have decided to make the full foundation level for the Improving Quality Standard freely available to DFI members and Element 4 to all non-members. What Improving Quality is IQ is a quality improvement Standard written specifically for small charities and not for profit organisations by people who work within it. IQ is based around 4 Elements – Welcoming, Accountable, Effective and Sustainable – and works at two...
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25
MAY
2020

2020 CLÁR Programme – DRCD Press Release

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2020 CLÁR Programme  https://www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/ Press Release, 25th May 2020 €5 million fund forms part of Minister’s integrated Rural Development Investment Programme Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, today (Monday 25th May) announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2020. CLÁR is one element of a €30 million package of co-ordinated and complementary supports that is being launched by the Minister this week as part of his Department’s Rural Development Investment Programme.   The other elements of the programme to be opened...
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25
MAY
2020

Cycle Against Suicide – Bike4Life MKM Challenge

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Cycle Against Suicide – Bike4Life MKM Challenge In this time of great anxiety we need to remain aware of the impact it is having on people’s mental health.  We know that there are many people who are struggling through this period and many feeling they have no where to turn.  Suicide prevention needs our immediate attention. Cycle Against Suicide have designed a unique event to create a deeper sense of empathy, promote an active lifestyle and highlight to people that they are not alone, there are options available. We are urging people to take to their bikes and join our...
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25
MAY
2020

Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Dear Colleague, Thank you for your continuing support in sharing information about COVID-19. Below are a few communications updates for you. #Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign Thank you for all of the fantastic support for the #Inthistogether Wellbeing campaign, from the Department of Health and the HSE, this will continue to push out across the airwaves into June. The radio ads can be found here https://soundcloud.com/user-774450354 The website is www.gov.ie/together and the hashtag is #inthistogether. Partners are recommended to continue to share their wellbeing content under the...
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22
MAY
2020

NCBI: supports for people with sight loss during Covid-19

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National Council for the Blind in Ireland: supports available NCBI has supported staff to work from home and in Meath we have Community Workers contacting Service Users daily. Impact of Covid-19 pandemic on people who are blind or visually impaired includes Greater sense of isolation as people with sight loss live in a more tactile world so miss the human contact and touch. Heightened sense of vulnerability as can’t always abide be social distancing if can’t see new floor markings, or individuals ahead. Guide dogs can’t tell distances either. Shows importance of technology in keeping...
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22
MAY
2020

Innovation in Politics Awards 2020: Open for Submissions

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INNOVATION IN POLITICS AWARDS https://innovationinpolitics.eu/en/awards/introduction/ We recognise and support those politicians who have the courage to break new ground, who are creative and achieve real results – regardless of party affiliation and regional level, and based on our European values: social balance, democracy and human rights. We bring their innovative work to the fore, so that it may serve as a source of inspiration. CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA The Innovation in Politics Awards are presented in nine categories: Quality of Life, Economy, Ecology, Education, Democracy,...
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21
MAY
2020

2020 Movement for Good awards: Ecclesiastical

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2020 Movement for Good awards Ecclesiastical Insurance Group have launched the 2020 Movement for Good in which they will donate over €1M to charities across the UK and Ireland. https://www.movementforgood.com/#movementForGood  Our £1m giving programme has two funding phases: 1. 500 charities will each receive £1,000 during the first phase of the campaign. Nominations close on the 24th May 2020. Our £1,000 awards are open to eligible charities registered in the UK and Republic of Ireland – these could range from smaller volunteer-run groups to larger, well-known organisations. Please...
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Conseils et coordonnées par comté

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Veuillez trouver un lien ci-dessous pour télécharger un livret: The Community Call (programme national de visites aux collectivités) – Conseils et coordonnées par comté – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Рекомендации и контактная информация для вашего региона

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Пожалуйста, найдите ссылку ниже, чтобы скачать буклет: «На связи с сообществом» Рекомендации и контактная информация для вашего региона– PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Recomandări și informații de contact pentru țara dvs.

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Vă rugăm să găsiți un link de mai jos pentru a descărca o broșură: Sprijin comunitar – Recomandări și informații de contact pentru țara dvs. – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19: Aconselhamento e Informação de Contacto para o seu Município

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Encontre um link abaixo para baixar um livreto: O convite à comunidade – Aconselhamento e Informação de Contacto para o seu Município – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Koronavirusas (COVID-19) Nacionalinė programa: Rekomendacijos ir jūsų grafystės kontaktinė informacija

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Žemiau esančią nuorodą galite atsisiųsti brošiūrą: Bendruomenės kvietimas – Rekomendacijos ir jūsų grafystės kontaktinė informacija – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Koronavīruss COVID-19 Nacionālā programma: Aicinājums sabiedrībai Ieteikumi un kontakttālruņi jūsu grāfistē

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Lūdzu, zemāk atrodiet saiti, lai lejupielādētu bukletu: Aicinājums sabiedrībai: Ieteikumi un kontakttālruņi jūsu grāfistē – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Nationales Programm: Beratung und Kontaktdaten für Ihre Grafschaft

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Unten finden Sie einen Link zum Herunterladen einer Broschüre: Der Community Call Beratung und Kontaktdaten für Ihre Grafschaft – PDF
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21
MAY
2020

COVID-19 国家项目: 郡县的建议和 联系方式

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请在下面找到下载手册的链接 社区号召 郡县的建议和 联系方式 : PDF
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21
MAY
2020

Coronavirus Covid-19 Programa Nacional: Recomendaciones e información de contacto para su condado

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Encuentre un enlace a continuación para descargar un folleto: The Community Call Recomendaciones e información de contacto para su condado – PDF  
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21
MAY
2020

Call for Support: National Research on Community Action during Covid-19 Campaign

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As the Covid-19 crisis continues with no real end in sight, it can be hard to find positive aspects to our new way of life. But through the community and voluntary sector in Ireland, a movement in response to this crisis has emerged, that should generate an unparalleled sense of national pride. The sense of communal solidarity that has been witnessed across communities, both in organized community response groups and individual acts of kindness to our neighbours, is a legacy that should never be forgotten, neither by the people whose lives have been touched, nor by the leaders of our...
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20
MAY
2020

Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups

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Press Release, 20 May 2020:https://www.gov.ie/en/news/d37a10-minister-ring-confirms-availability-of-funding-for-tidytowns-groups/ Minister Ring confirms availability of funding for TidyTowns Groups Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed today that funding which he allocated to support the TidyTowns groups throughout the country this year will still be available to them, even though the 2020 SuperValu TidyTowns competition has had to be cancelled due to public health considerations. The Minister allocated €1.4 million to TidyTowns groups in...
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20
MAY
2020

Irish Environmental Network: webinar series Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap for Recovery post Covid-19

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The Irish Environmental Network are holding a webinar series Building Community Resilience: The SDGs as a Roadmap for Recovery post Covid-19 which takes place next week. This webinar provides an opportunity for PPNs & elected Reps on LCDCs & SPCs to consider the value of the SDGs as a blueprint for building resilient communities as we move in to recovery from Covid 19. We had a lot of feedback for this series, so we have decided to put on three different webinars to accommodate participants from each region. *Note that while it’s recommended that people take part in the...
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20
MAY
2020

Aware: New online Zoom Support & Self Care Groups

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Aware are introducing a Zoom Support & Self Care group this week in addition to the conference call Phone In groups which were introduced recently. The Zoom Support & Self Care group is for people experiencing anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and other mood related conditions – who would like to see others on video.  Good wifi is necessary. The purpose of these groups is for people to give and receive support and coping skills in relation to their mood related condition and feelings. Please see https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ for information on Support &...
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19
MAY
2020

Reminder: Covid-19 Stability Scheme – Closing Date: 5pm, 20th May

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The Community and Voluntary Sector Covid-19 Stability Scheme is intended to be a targeted once-off cash injection for organisations and groups currently delivering critical front-line services to the most at need in our society and in danger of imminent closure due to lost fundraised or traded income as a direct result of restrictions to counter the spread of COVID-19. Details: Grants of up to €100k available Organisations must have a show a reduction of 25% or more in forecasted fundraised or traded income, and must be currently delivering services to one of the target groups Open to...
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19
MAY
2020

Making the Most of Your Food: Recipes & Tips to Stop Food Waste

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Now that we are all spending a lot of time cooking and eating at home, see below link for some simple tasty nutritious recipes which aim to help you to Make the Most of your Food. Bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods in Ireland, with each family binning around €700 worth of food each year. Catherine Fulvio has made 4 step by step videos demonstrating how to make Chicken Rice Cups, Salmon Pasta Bake, Panzanella and Homemade Burgers together with tips to Stop Food Waste...
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19
MAY
2020

MCC: Online Tidy Towns Resource

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Many of you will have attended the Regional Tidy Towns Seminar in Trim in February 2019. We were planning to hold another seminar in 2020, I haven’t any further details at this time as all major events were put on hold due to Covid and there has been no decision made in relation to the event in 2021. See below a link to the presentations from the 2019 seminar which you might have time to browse through given the current restrictions.  There may be some useful information and tools you could use now, in order to plan for next year....
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19
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter (7th Edition)

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Please find attached Edition 7 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 18th of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery update, 7th Edition : PDF Edition 7 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 20 – Service provision update from CAMHS during Covid 19. Page 50 – Additional videos from The College of Psychiatrists of...
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19
MAY
2020

Funding allocated for Agricultural Shows can be used in 2021 – Minister Ring

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Monday, 18 May 2020 Funding allocated for Agricultural Shows can be used in 2021 – Minister Ring   Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed again today (Monday, 18 May) that funding which he allocated to support the running of Agricultural Shows throughout the country this year can be used in 2021 where shows have to be cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. The Minister’s comments come at the start of what would normally have been a very busy period for Shows around the country. Speaking today, Minister Ring stated: “Late last...
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19
MAY
2020

Good News Story: Gormanston Community Association (GCA) special visit to Gormanston Wood Nursing Home

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Gormanston Community Association (GCA) made a special visit to Gormanston Wood Nursing Home on Friday 15th May 2020 at 11.30am to deliver a ‘hug from a distance’ and some goodies to all the residents and staff there.  Peter Brady Chairperson GCA said that it was a great occasion for the Gormanston Community to be able to give some much-needed support during these unprecedented times. The community wanted to support all the residents in the Beech, Elm, Laurel and Cedar Units and of course all the staff who care for them.  He went on to thank the nurses, the care staff and all the other...
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16
MAY
2020

Postponement Notice – PPN Annual Conference 2020

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National PPN Conference 2020 Postponed. This year’s National PPN Conference was due be held this October in the Arklow Bay Conference & Leisure Hotel, Arklow Co Wicklow. The Department and the Conference Sub group have been monitoring the situation over the last few weeks in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following recent deliberations in line with continuing public health advice, it has been decided that the best and only course of action that can be taken, is to postpone the Conference until early in the new year. There are far too many challenges, impracticalities and genuine...
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15
MAY
2020

Covid 19 Newsletter for Drugs and Alcohol Services

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Covid 19 Newsletter from the Drugs Policy & Social Inclusion Unit in the Department of Health available to download here and view below: Newsletter COVID 19 : PDF copy for download
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14
MAY
2020

An Mhí and You #InThisTogether: campaign to document our Covid experience

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We are in unprecedented times, our world as we know it has changed, it has grown smaller but has made us stronger and more resilient. We have come together, in solidarity, to protect those most vulnerable and to keep everyone safe. We are in this together. Would you like to become involved in a once in a life time project? To create a snapshot in time of our wonderful county and how we are all in this together. In the future we can look back and reflect on this time. What we have learned about ourselves and everything that  is worth remembering. To document the Covid experience for future...
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14
MAY
2020

The Wheel’s Virtual Summit 2020: 27th May

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THE WHEEL’S VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2020 Venue: Online Free to attend Training type: Webinar Event Date: 27 May 2020 – 9:30am to 11:30am   A strong, engaged, and active civil society has never been more important… Charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises have risen — and indeed shone — in the face of the greatest crisis in generations. This has been accomplished by organisations that are simultaneously dealing with a collapse in fundraised and earned income. Guarantees from (some) funding agencies and government departments, the Wage Subsidy Scheme,...
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14
MAY
2020

The Wheel: New FREE HR & Employment Law Helpdesk for COVID-19

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We are very aware of the difficulties being experienced by employers in the charity, community & voluntary, and social enterprise sector at present. In particular, we have noticed the rising number of nonprofit organisations seeking assistance with matters pertaining to human resources (HR) and employment law. And so, we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our new HR & Employment Law Helpdesk. Brought to you in association with Adare Human Resources Management, and with vital support coming from the Medtronic Foundation, this new helpdesk service will provide...
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12
MAY
2020

Government Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business

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The government has published a Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to ease the COVID-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society in a phased manner. Please find a link to the Roadmap here A PDF copy of the Roadmap is available to download here An overview of the Reopening Phases is available here Press Release 1.5.2020:  Press Release   The Roadmap will start from 18 May, from which point our country will re-open in a slow, phased way. The plan sets out five stages for unlocking restrictions, at three week intervals. As we ease restrictions, the rate of the virus...
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12
MAY
2020

Update on SeniorLine from Third Age

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SeniorLine, a programme of Third Age. FREEPHONE 1800 80 45 91 Open 10am to 10pm every day Established 22 years ago, SeniorLine is the national peer-to-peer and confidential Freephone service offering a listening ear, befriending and guidance support to older people. Open 365 days a year, from 10am to 10pm, this cost effective service is provided by 179 professionally trained older volunteers. People call for a variety of reasons including loneliness, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, seeking information or guidance on practical matters, over family problems or financial...
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12
MAY
2020

Aware: looking for home based volunteers

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We are urgently seeking volunteers to help us cope with the increasing demands on our services at this time. Now, more than ever, we need your support. Full remote training and ongoing support provided by Aware. Please see link below: https://www.aware.ie/volunteering/support-line-volunteer-opportunities/  
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12
MAY
2020

Age Friendly Ireland: research on rightsizing

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Age Friendly Ireland is conducting a survey on rightsizing (downsizing, or moving to a more age-appropriate house). This piece of work is being carried out in the context of the ‘Housing Options for our Ageing Population’ policy statement. We are interested in hearing the views of older people across the country in relation to their perceptions and experiences of rightsizing. This survey follows on from research carried out by Fingal PPN last year on the same topic. The link to the online version of the questionnaire is  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgeFriendlyIrel Also attached are a...
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11
MAY
2020

Trim Family Resource Centre: Food Bank update

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Trim Family Resource Centre staff, volunteers and the shops have been working together to run a Food Bank for the community. Shops have been donating to the food bank regularly, but especially Aldi Trim who have chosen Trim Family Resource Centre as their charity of choice. We are also putting a call out for Cool boxes for our Food Bank deliveries, as some of our food is frozen and now with the warmer weather we are in need of some cool boxes or bags. Would this be something that you might help with?...
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11
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Stability Fund: Online application process opens today

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DRCD Press Office: Monday, 11th May 2020 Minister Ring opens application process for €35 million COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises Online application process for Stability Fund administered by Pobal opens today Mr 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...
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11
MAY
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network Newsletter: Edition 6

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Please find attached Edition 6 of the Meath Child and Family Support Network Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 11th of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network 6th Edition Service delivery update 11.05.20   Edition 6 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 24 – Update information on service provision from HSE Primary Care Psychology. Page 25 – Links to the Covid 19 Sharing...
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11
MAY
2020

Irish Red Cross Trim Unit: Covid support stats

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Irish Red Cross Trim Unit  calculated it’s service figures for the month of April. We had a big increase in associate volunteers – 25 new members with us for during the crisis. Our April volunteer hours were 920+ We travelled over 3000km – we now have a second vehicle on the road full time (6 days per week plus available if needed on call Sundays) We have helped at least 150 homes per week with shopping, medication and medical transfers.   If you know anybody who needs our services or assistance they can contact us on 087 9207270 or email...
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11
MAY
2020

Draft Youth Justice Strategy: Consultation

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http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PR20000065 Minister Stanton publishes Draft Youth Justice Strategy for Consultation Focus on the future prevention and intervention on young people’s involvement in crime Online Consultation launched to give people of all ages a chance to have their say Consultation to be held online due to COVID-19 1 May, 2020 Minister of State David Stanton T.D., who holds special responsibility for Youth Justice, has launched an online consultation on how State agencies, including the Justice system, should engage with young people who are at risk of becoming...
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11
MAY
2020

May 10th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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May 10th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support Update for PPN Members This is another note to let you know that there are a few communications updates for you.   Research Some interesting insights to share in the attached link conducted by the Department of Health – here is a link to a report on this published yesterday https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/6b4401-view-the-amarach-public-opinion-survey/   HoldFirm – the HSE’s new campaign Information on the HSE’s new campaign called HoldFirm, launching tomorrow (9th May 2020, just before 6pm) ca...
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10
MAY
2020

Let’s Keep Meath Talking

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Let’s Keep Meath Talking What can you do? Keep Meath Talking by reaching out to a neighbour. Smile, chat at a safe distance, make a friendly phone call or let them know your contact details. Family members, neighbours and friends can all play their part by recognising that even though we have to stay apart, we can still take the time to talk to each other and this can really reduce loneliness. What can community groups do? Keep Meath Talking by asking members to make regular “comfort calls” to vulnerable citizens by telephone or video call. Help people stay connected and get online....
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08
MAY
2020

The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together: DRCD

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The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together The Philanthropy Fund – Innovate Together, which is complementary to the Stability Fund, is a unique transformative opportunity for the community and voluntary, charity and social enterprise sectors in Ireland to innovate and adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The Fund comprises a €5m commitment from the Department of Rural and Community Development (from the Dormant Accounts Fund) which will allow grants to be administered immediately and donations to be leveraged over time from the philanthropic community. The Fund will be...
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08
MAY
2020

COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community & Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises: DRCD

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COVID-19 Stability Fund for Community and Voluntary, Charity and Social Enterprises The Stability Fund has been developed to provide support to qualifying organisations who find themselves in particular difficulty and have seen their trading and/or fundraising income drop significantly during the crisis.    The Fund will be focusing on organisations providing supports and services in the following sectors Health and Social Care (including addiction, disability and mental health) Child and Family Services (including counselling/therapies) Domestic/Sexual/Gender based violence...
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08
MAY
2020

Ministers Ring and Canney launch €40 million COVID-19 support package for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises

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Friday, 8 May 2020 Ministers Ring and Canney launch €40 million COVID-19 support package for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises Funding will help alleviate funding challenges faced by organisations most in need Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development and Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Community Development, have today (Friday, 8 May) announced the launch of a €40 million package of supports for Community and Voluntary Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises. A large number of these...
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08
MAY
2020

Pride of Place 2020 – Cancellation

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Meath County Council Pride of Place 2020  The Meath County Council Pride of Place initiative has taken place over the last 17 years in recognition of the hard work and commitment of the community and voluntary groups throughout the County. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 health emergency the Council wishes to advise that the Pride of Place initiative will not take place this year.  The health and welfare of the community groups and volunteers is of the utmost importance and takes priority. The Council wishes to thank all the community and voluntary groups throughout the county for your...
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08
MAY
2020

Bealtaine At Home – celebrating creativity as we age

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Bealtaine Festival, an Age & Opportunity event, is a celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Although we had to cancel our live and in-person events this May, we are bringing a taste of the festival to you online for the entire month of May – Bealtaine At Home. Bealtaine At Home honours the creative spirit of the festival with a wide selection of online activities that we want you to get involved in, and share with the older people in your lives. “The festival has moved online this year, but we have a wide variety of activities that we hope will interest older people in...
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07
MAY
2020

Bring Banks, Raystown Ratoath: Temporary Closure 15th & 16th May

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The Bring Banks at Raystown Ratoath will be closed to the public on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of May for resurfacing works. The site will be open again on Sunday 17th. Please take your cans, bottles and textiles to another location on those dates
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07
MAY
2020

Lidl Gift Cards: remote payment solution for vulnerable or at-risk customers.

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Please find a message from Lidl below: We are aware that many of our regular shoppers are not able to frequent our stores at present as they are isolating and cocooning at home. Thankfully, our team have been working in the background to develop a remote payment solution for vulnerable or at-risk customers. Starting Thursday, May 7th, customers can purchase a Lidl Community Gift Card, up to the value of €200, by calling our hotline on 1800-111-124. They will then receive a code via email or text message which they can share with family members, friends or a volunteer who can utilise this...
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07
MAY
2020

One Family: parenting courses starting 12th May on Zoom

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Please see notification below of One Family’s parenting courses which are due to start on the 12th May 2020.  Due to the current Covid-19 crisis One Family are conducting all of their courses through Zoom. If you are working with a parent that would be interested in participating in a course please fill in the attached professional referral form and return it to Lorraine Ryan; Administrative Assistant with One Family, lryan@onefamily.ie. Lorraine will register the parent. One Family Professional Referral Form : download Alternatively you can direct the parent to the One Family...
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06
MAY
2020

Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund

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About Tuath Housing Association Tuath Housing Association was established and registered in 2000, awarded Voluntary Housing Status by the Department of the Environment and is a member of the Irish Council for Social Housing. We provide housing to over 15,000 tenants and currently manage 5,500 homes. The accommodation provided by Tuath Housing is made up of a wide range of dwelling types including sheltered flats and apartments, family and supported housing.   What is the Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund? The Tuath Housing Community Covid 19 Emergency Fund was set up to...
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06
MAY
2020

Jigsaw: Supporting Youth Mental Health

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Jigsaw provides a range of free mental health supports for young people. We are currently situated in 12 communities across Ireland, and we continue to expand. Jigsaw helps young people (aged 12-25) who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health. The reasons that young people choose to come to Jigsaw are many and varied. They include things like low mood, anxiety, relationship or family issues, anger and stress. However, getting support early on can often nip problems in the bud before they develop into something less manageable. If a young person you know would like to access...
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06
MAY
2020

Meath Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter – 5th Edition

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Please find attached Edition 5 of the Meath  Child and Family Support Networks Newsletter – Local Service Delivery during Covid 19. The information in the newsletter is up to date as of the 5th  of May 2020. Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery 5th Edition Edition 5 of the newsletter combines the local service delivery from Edition 1, 2, 3 & 4 with new updates on service provision which are highlighted below: Page 13 – Update on Pieta House Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer Page 20 – Updated contact details  for SMART. Page 38 – Week Five of Grow...
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05
MAY
2020

Age Actions’ Getting Started KIT: guides to keeping in touch

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  https://www.ageaction.ie/how-we-can-help/getting-started-kit  Age Actions’ Getting Started KIT supports older people to keep in touch with their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. We all are feeling the effects of social distancing, and older people are particularly impacted being asked to cocoon at home. Now it is more important than ever to keep in touch with family and friends so Age Action drew on our Getting Started programme which offered face to face digital skills classes, to create easy How To Guides. The Getting Started KIT is made up of seven How To guides that...
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05
MAY
2020

Funding Point Meath Digest: May & June 2020

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The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Digest is available below to download: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council, May – June 2020
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05
MAY
2020

Update from Flexibus

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Flexibus, your Rural Transport, is continuing to phone passengers. If you know someone that could do with an extra call in the week – please let us know. We can put them on our list and contact them. All our services are still operational, so if anyone needs to go shopping, or anyone needs anything brought back from the shop, please contact us on 1800 303 707.
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05
MAY
2020

Join Our Community Champion In Keeping Meath Connected

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I am delighted to be part of this Great Initiative by Irish Rural Link and The Wheel and funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development. CommunityChampions are part of the Local Authority Task Force. #Community4You #CommunityCall The aim of COVID-19 Community Outreach is to make sure that vulnerable people such as older persons, people with long-term medical conditions, and people with additional needs have access to the highest quality information and support in the safety of their homes. We are urging people who may not have a family member living nearby or a neighbour that...
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01
MAY
2020

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service. People with dementia and their family carers who want to avail of this new service can contact the National Helpline to make an appointment. The telephone number is 1800 341 341. The line is open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on . The service offers people with dementia and family carers from anywhere in Ireland the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency. You can als...
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Arts Office Newsletter – 1st May 2020

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Please find the latest  Meath Arts Office Newsletter  (1st May 2020) below to download: Arts Office Newsletter 1st May 2020
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Food Initiative

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Meath Partnership has launched the Meath Food Initiative to support families with essential food supplies. This video gives a behind the scenes look into the project with some feedback from the families involved.   “We have had a fantastic response to our GoFundMe Campaign in order to enable us to continue these supports over the coming weeks. Donations start at €5 and every single contribution is appreciated by the families supported”. Please find donation link below:  https://www.gofundme.com/manage/meath-food-initiative
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01
MAY
2020

Meath Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Newsletter

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The 4th edition of the Meath Child and Family Support Network (CFSN) Newsletter provides contact details for service delivery across County Meath during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It was produced by Meath Child and Family Support Networks with the support of Meath CYPSC and is up to date as of 27th April 2020. Please see link below: http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/2310-2/ Edition 5 of the newsletter incorporating recent updates will be uploaded onto the website on Tuesday 6th May.
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2020

HomeLife: home maintenance services available in Meath

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Home Life Meath have advised that they are open throughout the current crisis. All their services are operating with regard for HSE guidelines. Please see below for information on the services they provide. Home Life Meath can be contacted directly by phoning 046-9437282. Please note   Available for people living in: Louth Meath Fingal   The cost is €19 per hour Currently it is for: Emergency and Outdoor work. All jobs will be risk assessed. Everyone is Garda vetted.
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30
APR
2020

AgeWell Progamme Review

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The AgeWell programme has been running for the past two years in county Meath. The latest data on the programme has been released. Please see results below. AgeWell is a unique care model for older people which combines peer-based social engagement and mobile technology to improve health outcomes and well-being among older people. Within the first 4 months of introducing the AgeWell programme , significant improvements were recognised in all parameters measured including wellbeing, loneliness, social support, self-rated health and physical activity levels. Importantly, these gains...
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30
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2020

Cocooning Booklet: collection of stories, activities, supports

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Fingal County Council and Age Friendly Fingal have produced a booklet with interesting facts, short stories, poetry, recipes, songs, gardening tips, puzzles, activities, information on support services available for those cocooning and self-isolating. Please find a link to download: Cocooning – A collection of activities for those self-isolating PDF
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30
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2020

Being Active during Covid-19: Meath Sports Partnership

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Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and in line with HSE guidelines, we are all practising physical distancing. Meath Local Sports Partnership understands the challenges which this request presents to both our mental and physical health. Keeping active not only has physical benefits but plays a huge role in maintaining good positive mental health. Meath LSP has compiled a range of activities that can be done in your home or outside (within 2km distance). Please ensure that you follow the up to date guidelines from the HSE on social distancing and outdoor activities. Please click...
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30
APR
2020

Inclusion Ireland: Covid-19 resources to  support people with disabilities and their families:

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Inclusion Ireland have put together Covid-19 resources to  support people with disabilities and their families: Inclusion Ireland has a special phone line for any queries in relation to Covid-19 Ring us on 0818 559891 Monday – Friday. 10am – 3pm We also have information on Covid-19 that is easy to read: 1. Covid-19 General information 2. Guidelines from the Government 3. How to wash your hands 4. What you can do if you feel worried 5. A short guide to the symptoms 6. HSE Health Passport 7. HSE Guide to Health Passport 8. What happens when you get a test 9. What to do if someone in your...
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30
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2020

In This Together: Wellbeing Resources from Healthy Ireland

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In This Together https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/   The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a new and challenging event. Everyone’s lives and daily routines are affected by the measures that have been introduced to disrupt the spread of the virus, and keep us all safe.   It’s normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing.   Here you will find lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing, stay active and stay connected.   In This...
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29
APR
2020

ALONE/Vodafone Project

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Vodafone has donated 1,000 phones to ALONE. The aim of the phones are particularly to alleviate loneliness and isolation and/or to provide an upgrade for someone who needs one but can’t afford it. While some phones will be distributed to people who contact ALONE directly for the most part we want to ensure that we actively engage with communities at a local level to identify Older People who would benefit from a phone and refer them to us. General criteria for all older people who would like to be nominated for this offer would be they are living alone/ and or isolated with limited to no...
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29
APR
2020

Fighting Blindness: Supports and Resources to the Community

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Throughout the recent health crisis, the support service within Fighting Blindness have continued to run their various groups, using technology to provide individuals the opportunity to continue learning, connecting and supporting each other. We hold virtual coffee mornings, mindfulness classes and tech. groups and have online training courses also. People whom may be interested in joining any of the groups from anywhere in Ireland or wish to avail any of our services can contact us on Tel: 01 674 6496 or insight@fightingblindness.ie. New Reach Out Service Our Reach Out Service offers...
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29
APR
2020

FREE Online Courses: LMETBCommunity Education Spring 2020

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LMETB Community Education are currently offering new online courses. The courses open are FREE and open to everyone.     Introduction to Microsoft TEAMS You will need access to Laptop or Computer with Microsoft Word Please download – TEAMS from the Play or Apple Store for this course. Tutor – Barry Devlin Times 7pm to 10pm –  Starting 7th May  Day Thursday  No .of sessions 1 To Register Click on Link https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=299440     Introduction to Microsoft Word – QQI Level 3 You will need access to Laptop or Computer with...
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29
APR
2020

Measuring Planning Outcomes – Research Survey

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The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) in the performance of its statutory role to undertake research, would really appreciate your assistance in completing a simple online survey (which should take no longer than 15 minutes). The results of this survey will input into a research project on Measuring Planning Outcomes which is described in more detail hereunder. This is the link to the survey:  https://dundee.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/rtpi-mpo-research  The survey will close at 23:59hrs on  8th May 2020.   The Research Project: The OPR and the Department of Housing, Planning and Local...
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29
APR
2020

Irish Foster Care Association: Helpline

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Irish Foster Care Association has a National Helpline, which is open from Monday- Friday between 10am-3pm. The telephone number is 01 4585123 This service is open to all those involved in Foster Families,  callers  do not need to be a member of IFCA. The phone provides support, advise and a listening ear to foster families. Email: support@ifca.ie Website: https://www.ifca.ie/    
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28
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2020

Youth Climate Justice Fund: closing date 15th May

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The Dept. of Children & Youth Affairs launched a new €500,000 Youth Climate Justice Fund in March of this year. Details can be found at: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/f1b7b1-deadline-of-15th-may-for-new-youth-climate-justice-fund-worth-almost/ Please note that the closing date for applications for this fund is 15th May 2020. For support or assistance, please contact  cmoran@kildarecoco.ie Climate Action Regional Office – Eastern & Midlands
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28
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2020

Cycle Against Suicide – ‘Buddy Up and Make the Call’

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Cycle Against Suicide have commenced the ‘Buddy Up and Make the Call’ campaign to support people struggling during this public health crisis. The aim is to ensure that  we all come through it together. Full details are available on our website www.cycleagainstsuicide.com  
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28
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2020

Children’s Rights Alliance: Food Provision Scheme – closing date 1st May

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The Children’s Rights Alliance, with €50,000 funding from the Bank of Ireland, has established a food provision programme to support the nutritional needs for children under the age of 6 years experiencing poverty and deprivation during the Covid-19 crisis. The initiative will target young children that are not already benefiting from sufficient direct food provision through another organisation or programme, or where their current provider is struggling to address need, 7 days a week for 4 weeks. Applications to the fund should be prepared by local organisations who then look for...
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28
APR
2020

Kells Athletic Cub: Running Fundraiser for Sosad Outreach Centre

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The Kells Athletic Club are holding a fundraiser for a Sosad Outreach Centre in Kells: We are all running solo on the 15th of may within our 2km radius adhering to Goverment guidelines The planned event is to run 250 miles. This is very achievable due to over 40 people running throughout that day & evening. We are raising money towards the establishment of an SoSad outreach centre in the town. Hope Fest  a group in our town  has being working very hard for the past couple of months fundraising for this centre. Kells Ac is delighted to be able help. Community is very important to our...
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27
APR
2020

Guide to making a video call on Zoom

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Blossom Ireland have produced a guide making a video call using the Zoom app. Please find the guide below: How-to-do-a-video-call-on-Zoom_Tutorial PDF
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27
APR
2020

Trim Meals On Wheels: working in the community

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  The contact for the service is Rosemary in the Parish Centre 086 8452614
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27
APR
2020

HSE: Covid-19 – Partner Pack Update

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Dear Colleague,  We are very thankful for your continuing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This is another note to let you know that there are a few communications updates for you. Digital Partner Pack Update:  HSE Approved Guidance for Disability Services There are seven new COVID-19 Guidance resources now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will help ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak.  All of the materials are available to download here. A list...
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23
APR
2020

Masks 4 All Meath

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Masks 4 All Meath is a group of sewing machinists spread across Meath, sewing reusable cotton masks to donate to front line workers living or working in Meath. Contact for information: https://www.facebook.com/Masks4All/    
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23
APR
2020

Bodywhys: Information & Supports

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Founded in 1995, Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders.   The following link will bring you to a full list of all that we are offering and this page is updated regularly: https://www.bodywhys.ie/support-services-update-coronavirus-covid-19/   Think Bodywhys CLG is a company limited by guarantee (CLG) with a voluntary Board of Directors of people with expertise in relevant areas. MISSION Our mission is to ensure support, awareness and understanding of eating disorders amongst the wider community as well as advocating for...
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23
APR
2020

“Scéalta Ó Thaobh An Uisce”: Clár Uiscí na nÚdarás Áitiúil

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1 Page – Competition Entry Form (Stories from the Waterside)
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23
APR
2020

‘Stories from the Waterside’: Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) has launched a national Storytelling Competition

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1 Page – Competition Entry Form (Stories from the Waterside) :  Entry Form
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23
APR
2020

Update from Community Finance Ireland: Funding Impact of Covid

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Please find an update below from Community Finance Ireland: Over recent months Community Finance Ireland became a member of Philanthropy Ireland (PI). Arising from a recent virtual meeting (all the rage now!), hosted by PI, we came across the following links which may be of use to your organisation, or others that you know of facing difficulty right now, and/or uncertain of what the future holds –   The attached PDF focuses on suggested actions you might take to manage the Impact of Covid-19 on Fundraised Income, courtesy of 2into3 Actions you can take to manage the impact of...
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APR
2020

Home supports from the Irish Wheelchair Association

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IWA staff are busy supporting service users in their own homes.   Some of our recent work includes… Eleanor (IWA Programme Assistant) delivering a new pair of slippers to a member.   We are getting garden seed packs ready for delivery to our members.   We have been delivering garden packs to our members.   For information on supports available from the IWA, please contact Sean 0858723355 / 0469072539
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22
APR
2020

Irish Red Cross: Associate Members available for Community Call groups

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The Irish Red Cross have recruited associate members to each of our branches in the country to assist with the ongoing community support efforts.   If any groups active as part of the Community Call have a requirement for additional volunteers, some of our new members would be happy to carry our tasks on behalf of the Irish Red Cross. The new associate members have completed the membership process, are Garda vetted, have completed induction training and Safeguarding (previously Child Protection). When conducting activities on behalf of the Irish Red Cross they are covered by IRC...
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22
APR
2020

22nd April: Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Update for PPN Members: 22nd April 2020   Dear Colleague, We wish to thank you for your ongoing support in helping to share information about COVID-19. This is a note to let you know of a few communications updates.   Cocooning video We have added a video explaining cocooning which can be easily shared to our video resources.   15 minutes of daily activity and fitness – running daily In support of people cocooning at this time, RTE has launched a 15 minute programme to help older people to keep active at home. It will be broadcast daily on RTÉ One at 2.20pm. It will...
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22
APR
2020

Cancellation of 2020 TidyTowns Competition

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> Minister Ring confirms cancellation of 2020 TidyTowns competition Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today (21 April 2020) announced the cancellation of the TidyTowns competition for 2020 in the interests of public health and safety.   In a statement today, Minister Ring said: “For over 60 years the TidyTowns competition has captured the imagination of communities the length and breadth of the country.  Generation after generation of local volunteers have given their time...
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22
APR
2020

Online Safety Resource for Children & Young People: Meath CYPSC

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Tusla Louth Meath in collaboration with Meath CYPSC have developed an online safety resource that parents can use to help them talk with and keep their children and young people safe online during COVID 19. Please click on the link below for more information: http://www.familysupportmeath.ie/online-safety-for-children-young-people-during-covid-19/
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22
APR
2020

Bringing Young & Old Together in Summerhill: Third Age & An Post

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Bringing Young & Old Together in Summerhill Third Age, Summerhill, was delighted to be associated with an initiative to bring young and old together this Easter,  in which young artists took time to send greeting cards to surrogate grandparents locally. Rosemary Keogh, Administrative Assistant, Third Age was contacted by Paddy Mulreid, Trim, asking if local members would like to receive a surprise Easter card.  His young players aged from six to 12 in Summerhill Soccer Club were writing messages and signing their names on Easter cards to older residents.  ‘The children wanted to give...
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21
APR
2020

Minding your Long-Term Health Condition during COVID-19

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Self-management Support LOCAL CHO8 PDF
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21
APR
2020

Threshold: tenancy advice service

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Threshold a charity that provides free and independent advice and advocacy to tenants. Whilst our offices are physically closed during this period, people can continue to access our service Monday to Friday from 9-9 by phoning free phone 1800 454 454 or emailing us through our website www.threshold.ie where we have information and links to supports available to private rented tenants impacted by COVID-19 measures. If people dealing with a notice of terminations, rent reviews or other tenancy queries during the emergency measures please feel free to contact us for  assistance.
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21
APR
2020

HSE: Community Assessment Hubs 

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Communication from HSE: Community Assessment Hubs  Information about the community assessment hubs is now live on hse.ie. There are 16 Community Assessment Hubs are now up and running around the country, with more opening shortly. Hubs are an essential mechanism in how we manage COVID-19 in the community. Basically, if you have or suspected of having COVID-19 and are sick enough, your GP will refer you to a hub for a face to face appointment with a GP. Patient information about the hubs is now live https://www2.hse.ie/services/coronavirus-community-assessment-hubs/   Here is a brief...
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21
APR
2020

Europe for Citizens – COVID-19 Update

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  Please find an update below on the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme:   Travel in the EU Obviously major travel restrictions are currently in place. However, the next funding deadline for our programme is 1 September 2020. This means that if you are successful with your funding application, your project would not start until mid-2021, by which time it is hoped that coronavirus will be controlled. See the full breakdown of project start times on page 9 of the Europe for Citizens Programme Guide. Further information on how to manage your organisation during the crisis can...
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21
APR
2020

Young Social Innovators: Open Call to Teenagers for solutions to the challenges of COVID-19

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Monday, 20 April 2020. DRCD Press Office <press.office@drcd.gov.ie> Mr 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 changed the way we live, work, learn, connect, communicate, travel and care for each other. YSI’s new research has found that 68% of young people in...
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APR
2020

MCC: Reinstatement of fees for domestic waste at Recycling Centres

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – MEATH RECYCLING CENTRES The initiative to waive the €5 fee for black bin waste on a trial period at the Kells Navan and Trim Recycling Centres has resulted in overstimulating visitor numbers to the extent that it has now become impossible to observe Covid 19 social distancing restrictions at the centres.  Over 2,000 customers visited the centres over the weekend of the initiative, depositing 2,300 bags of refuse for safe disposal, some of which may otherwise have been illegally dumped. The high level of activity presented difficulties in terms of traffic and essential...
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2020

Citizen Information Service: supports & contacts

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The Citizens Information Service remains operational at this time. Below is a summary of our work, support offers and way to contact us both locally and nationally. Locally we are operating Citizens Information Centres (CIC) as follows: *   Ashbourne CIC- Office calls and emails are being directed to Navan CIC *   Trim CIC:  Ph- 0761076180- has an Information Officer on site every day to answer calls and emails. *   Navan CIC: Ph- 0761076150 – has two Information Officers on site daily to answer calls and emails. Meath staff are also assisting in the following areas of support as...
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18
APR
2020

Guide to Whatsapp: Install, Groups, Calls

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  A Guide to WhatsApp (1) (1) PDF
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17
APR
2020

N3 Virginia Bypass Public Consultation – Further extension of the deadline for the return of feedback

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Cavan County Council in conjunction with Meath County Council held a Public Consultation on the 11th & 12th March 2020 in relation to the N3 Virginia Bypass. The deadline for return of feedback in relation to this scheme has been extended to the 22nd May 2020. Further details on www.n3virginiabypass.ie
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17
APR
2020

Volunteer Ireland: FREE COVID-19 specific webinars.

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Volunteer Ireland are running a series of FREE COVID-19 specific webinars. If you would like to sign up you can find the links  here . The next upcoming webinars are: Fundamentals of informal volunteering – Tuesday 21 April Fundamentals of retaining short term volunteers (from COVID-19) – Tuesday 5 May Fundamentals of volunteer screening – Tuesday 12 May Volunteer trends 2020 – Tuesday 19 May Garda Vetting Fundamentals – Tuesday 26 May
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17
APR
2020

One Family: supports for people parenting alone

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One Family is a family support organisation working specifically with people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating. We have moved all our services to telephone and online and our national askonefamily helpline provides listening support to those in distress, information on a wide range of topics and local signposting. We have a parenting support group on facebook and website posts on difficult issues such as managing access visits during this crisis; planning to become ill and temporary guardianship; as well as social welfare queries. Our askonefamily helpline has dedicated...
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16
APR
2020

Crime Victims Helpline

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The Crime Victims Helpline is a national charity providing support to all victims of crime in Ireland. We listen; provide information and answer questions about the criminal justice system; and direct victims to local and specialist victim support services. CVH can be reached at freephone 116 006; over email at info@crimevictishelpline.ie; and via text 085 133 7711 (standard rates apply). We hope that no one in your community would need the services of the Crime Victims Helpline in these already challenging times. However, we are here if they do. Kind regards, The Helpline Team Crime...
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16
APR
2020

Online resources & activities for people with dementia, families & carers

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Please find a booklet on resources below to download: Resource Hub Covid 19 Please find a booklet on activities below to download: At home activities
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15
APR
2020

Measures to combat dumping during Covid 19 Restrictions

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There has been a marked increase in dumping across the County since the introduction of Covid 19 restrictions. We attribute this to a number if things including the following: Individuals who used their workplace to dispose of black bags (residual) waste can no longer do so Individuals who use a pay by lift/tag/monthly payment for waste may not now be in a position to do so More waste is produced due to more people in each household over a longer period of time each day This presents a number of challenges to Meath County Council.  In particular our staff are now retrieving bags of waste...
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15
APR
2020

Family Carers Ireland: supports available

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Please see below the supports Family Carers Ireland are currently providing: For any family carer seeking advice, support or simply a listening ear at this time of huge uncertainty, please contact our National Freephone Careline on 1800 24 07 24 and we will do our best to help you. Alternatively call Cassandra Heffernan on 0863886970 from Monday to Friday.   Emergency Care Plan, helping carers to plan in the event of an emergency, such as them contracting Covid-19.           Please find a copy below:           EMERGENCY CARE PLAN_Family Carers Ireland   Carers’ Coffee Club...
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15
APR
2020

AWARE: Supports available

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As Aware needed to suspend its national Support & Self Care groups due to Covid19,  we have introduced a new Phone In Support & Self Care group for people experiencing anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and other mood related conditions.   Please see https://www.aware.ie/ Support & Self Care groups  for details and registration. We are also offering additional Life Skills Online Programmes to support people. We continue to offer our Freephone  Support Line 1800 80 48 48 and email supportmail@aware.ie.
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14
APR
2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) words and terms explained in plain English: NALA

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The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) has compiled the words about coronavirus (also called COVID-19) with plain English explanations. We hear many of these words everyday on the news, radio, TV and online. NALA list words from A-Z. Please the webpage below: https://www.nala.ie/covid-19-words-explained/?mc_cid=fd1f97c31f&mc_eid=1a2a6bcc3e
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14
APR
2020

Family Addiction Support Network (FASN): supports available for family members who are impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse.

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  The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) have supports available for family members who are impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse.   According to “Findings from a study on how families are affected by substance misuse in the NE region of Ireland” commissioned by Family Addiction Support Network, “Families affected by substance misuse can experience a wide range of harms: worry and psychological stress leading to physical and mental ill health; exposure to threats and violence associated with drug debts and involvement of the drug using family member in the...
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14
APR
2020

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland: Guide to Cocooning

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BPFI-Guide-Cocooning-During-Covid-19-Final-Copy PDF BPFI-Guide-Cocooning-During-Covid-19-Final-Copy PDF
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10
APR
2020

Free Scrubs Available

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The ICA are working with local groups to sew scrubs for anyone who needs them. If you need scrubs, please contact: Danielle 087 3512281 danielle.monahan@meathcoco.ie  
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10
APR
2020

Launch of COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Community Call initiative

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The Department of Rural and Community Development: Press Statement – Thursday, 9 April 2020   Minister Ring announces €2.5 million fund for community groups involved in Community Call response to Covid-19 Fund will prioritise organisations delivering frontline services such as Meals on Wheels Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development, has today (Thursday 9th of April) launched a €2.5 million fund to support community and voluntary groups involved in the delivery of COVID-19 community response efforts. The COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide immediate and...
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10
APR
2020

Look Good Feel Better: new community service for women going through cancer treatment

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  Look Good Feel Better is a registered charity and we have a launched a new service that can be accessed nationwide. We offer:   Free one to one skincare and makeup makeovers given by professional makeup artists by videocall for women going through cancer treatment.   These provide a lifeline to women going through cancer treatment who may be isolated at this time, giving them joy, happiness and some tips and techniques on dealing with the physical  side effects of cancer treatment.   Women going through cancer treatment of any kind with cancer of any kind can sign up...
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10
APR
2020

An Post: Form to appoint a Temporary Agent

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Please find a copy of the An Post form which allows someone to appoint a temporary agent. An Post: Form for Appointment-of-Temporary-Agent PDF  This form can be used if you cannot go to the post office and collect your DEASP payments yourself.  
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09
APR
2020

Age Friendly Ireland: Website & Newsletters

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The Age Friendly Ireland website is available to view here: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/            Newsletters are available here: https://agefriendlyireland.ie/news/ 
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09
APR
2020

Irish Wheelchair Association: Information Pack

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The IWA has produced and information pack to support the community. Please find below to download: IWA issue 2 info pack   The IWA has also produced an exercise manual available below: Exercise IWA sports
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09
APR
2020

Food Safety Advice from FSAI

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As part of the “Community Call” initiative, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have prepared a webpage  on frequently asked questions in relation to Covid-19 and food safety. The link is available here: FAQ on COVID-19  The FSAI encourage this information to be shared with anyone who is going to preparing, handling or delivering food as part of the initiative. Any queries can contact be sent to the FSAI Advice Line at info@fsai.ie or their local Environmental Health Office in the HSE.
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09
APR
2020

Meath Arts Office: Programmes & Supports – April 2020

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The Arts Office continues to support artists throughout the county during this time. Keep an eye on the Meath County Council Twitter and FaceBook pages for Toradh Gallery on line, the Ceol Comfort music series and a variety of theatre readings and children’s activities.   First up in the Ceol Comfort series was   Charlies Song from the recently released debut E.P. Slow Creature by the fabulous Perlee.  More amazing Meath talent in musicians Saramai Leech & Cormac O Keefe, award winning cinematographer Jass Foley & film maker Mark Smyth. Shot in and around Kells, a wonderful Meath...
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09
APR
2020

Heroes at Home – a poem of thanks to our health workers

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Heroes at Home They call it a pandemic, The worst since WWII A disease, a scam, a virus, And nobody has a clue But when this beast o mighty Landed on our shore, Our little island had no choice, But to go to war. The ones who are really saving us Aren’t the army in their ranks, They’re the nurses and the doctors, So in them we place our thanks. As we stand in supermarkets, Wondering what to buy, A nurse stands in a corridor Waiting for the next person to die. They do battle on the front lines, But without guns or tanks And we can never give enough Gratitude or thanks. They...
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09
APR
2020

Free Online Courses over Easter:LMETB

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Easter Online Courses PDF Easter Online Courses PDF
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09
APR
2020

Kate’s Chats for the Cocooned

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I am Kate Kerrigan, an Irish author, Irish Mail columnist and regular contributor to RTE’s Sunday Miscellany. Many of my readers are in the 70 plus age bracket and being aware that not all of them have internet access, and prefer paper-reading, I am producing a personal newsletter to try and help keep our cocooned citizens connected and entertained through this crisis, sending them short, comforting words, which they can access whether they are isolating in their own homes or resident in nursing homes. Kate’s Chat Webpage Kate’s Chat Week 1 Kate’s Chat Week 1 Large Print...
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09
APR
2020

Stress Control: online support

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Stress Control is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class which was developed by Jim White, a Clinical Psychologist in Glasgow, and used extensively in community settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and in other parts of the world. HSE Health and Wellbeing have obtained the licence to deliver this programme in all HSE Areas. an online version of Stress Control has now been made available with the first 6 sessions now having being filmed and available for launch next Monday 13th April. Each session will play twice a day (at 2pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) on Mondays and...
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08
APR
2020

Home Drinking

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07
APR
2020

Meath CFSN: Service Details during Covid-19

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The Meath Child and Family Support Network have produced a newsletter with details of services during COVID 19 Please find below to download: Meath Child and Family Support Network Service delivery update 06.04.20    
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07
APR
2020

Covid-19 Response Fund: Community Foundation for Ireland

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Covid-19 Response Fund https://www.communityfoundation.ie/grants/types-of-grants/covid-19-response-fund The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Covid-19 Community Fund is aimed at the immediate needs of organisations impacted by Covid-19 and focused on the following: People over 60 People with respiratory illnesses or cancer People experiencing domestic abuse Isolated vulnerable people and families, particularly those living in rural areas Mental health issues for those affected by Covid- 19 It is the expectation that the funding will support organisations to continue to provide services...
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06
APR
2020

Domestic Violence Supports

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06
APR
2020

April 4th Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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4th April 2020   Dear Colleague, We are very thankful for your ongoing support every day in helping to share information about Coronavirus COVID-19. Below are a few updates for you:   Digital Partner Pack Update Guidance and Resources for Disability Services COVID-19 Guidance is now available for staff and carers who provide services to people with disabilities. This guidance will ensure that staff and carers are fully aware of the steps they need to take during the outbreak. All of the materials are available to download here. The HSE convened a group made up of representatives...
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06
APR
2020

An Post: Check-In Service Request

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In relation to Postal Operatives checking in on the elderly and vulnerable on their respective delivery routes we have added another piece to this initiative. Family members of an older or vulnerable person currently cocooning will now be able to request a specific ‘An Post Check-In’ by the local Postal Operative. Family members can register for the free ‘Request a Check-In’ service by completing the postal address and eircode of the customer on our website at anpost.com/Community-Support and we will take it from there by assigning the request specifically to the delivery route the person...
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06
APR
2020

Launch of COVID-19 Hardship Fund

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The Irish Red Cross and Age Action has publicly launched a COVID-19 Hardship Fund 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. It is clear that some older people in vulnerable situations and at the highest risk of the coronavirus will need additional supports over the coming weeks, particularly as they are now required to cocoon to protect themselves and others. This new scheme is designed to provide immediate practical relief to assist in alleviating the hardships they...
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06
APR
2020

Good news items from Garda Dean Kerins

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Garda Dean Kerins reports on two items:   Received Donation of 30 phones from Motorola which I gave to Avril Hevey third Age centre last Friday. Received a box of hand sanitised from Donagh Quigley The Handmade Soap Company. Used for volunteers around Kells area, Meals on Wheels.
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03
APR
2020

Meath County Community Response to Covid-19: Press Release

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Meath County Community Response to Covid-19   Free-Phone 1800 808 809 Email: covidsupport@meathcoco.ie   Meath County Council has set up a dedicated free-phone number, an email address and support team to handle calls and coordinate responses to be delivered by various agencies and local groups to the vulnerable people in the community. Meath County Council has been asked by the Government to play a lead role in assisting with the cocooning requirements to be observed by older and vulnerable people in the weeks ahead and is putting structures in place to ensure that all...
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03
APR
2020

Public Transport & Essential Travel: TFI Message

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Essential Travel: Transport Services are operating for carers and essential workers as well as people who need to make essential journeys to buy food or medicines or to go to medical appointments.    
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03
APR
2020

Covid-19 Community Outreach Champion

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A new initiative, COVID-19 Community Outreach (CCO) is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and will be coordinated by The Wheel, the national association of charities, and Irish Rural Link, the national network representing the interest of rural communities. The aim of COVID-19 Community Outreach is to make sure that vulnerable people — such as older people, people with long-term medical conditions, and people with additional needs — have access to the highest quality information and support in the safety of their homes. The role of the Community Champions is to:...
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02
APR
2020

Meath Child & Family Support Network: Resources for Parents, Children, Families:

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Please find resources below from the Meath Child & Family Support Network   Tips for Families With Young Children Talking to children about coronavirus BPS Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to the Coronavirus National Child Traumatic Stress Network Handout 1 Minding Your Mental Health While Social Distancing and Self How To Talk To Your Anxious Child or Teen About Corona Virus CHALLENGING TIMES At Home Activity Guide Active Listening for Parents   www.parenting24seven.ie Top tips for Family Well-being – Tusla
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02
APR
2020

Garda: Home Crime Prevention & Scams Advice

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Crime prevention advice in relation to bogus callers/ rogue tradesmen Security check/advice •  Are you expecting callers? If not, look out the window to see the caller. •  Have a viewer fitted in your door? You are safer behind a closed door. •  Have a door chain / limiter fitted and keep the chain/ limiter on, if you must open the door use the limiter. There are electric doorbells that link to your mobile phone. •  Make sure your back door is locked before you go to the door •  If you are going to engage, ask for ID – a genuine caller won’t mind! •  Don’t be embarrassed to tell the...
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02
APR
2020

Online Courses – LMETB Community Education

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We currently have some new online courses being delivered by Community Education which you or a family member/s maybe interested in attending. Below are the list of the courses currently  available. Click on link of the course you maybe interested in attending and then press apply and complete registration form.   All these courses are FREE to Everyone   NEW Learn The Basic Skills Of Painting & Recycling Existing Furniture Click on Apply to register for the course. https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=276965 You will need: Download Zoom from Apple or Play...
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31
MAR
2020

HSE & PSI Guidance on Home Delivery of Medicines during COVID-19 Pandemic

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The HSE and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland have issued guidance to volunteers and pharmacies delivering medicines during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please find the guidance document here to download: Home delivery of medicines – Joint guidance from PSI and HSE The content of the document is available to view below:  
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31
MAR
2020

Mental Health Services & Supports

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Please find a list below of counselling and mental health supports below, circulated by the HSE. Other support services in Meath include: St Vincent de Paul Helpline: 1800 677 777 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm. Email: info.northeast@svp.ie Meath Womens Refuge & Support Services: 24 hour help line 046 9022393 Web: dvservicesmeath.ie Email: support@dvservicesmeath.ie SOSAD:  Navan phone line  046 907 7682 Email: sosadnavan@gmail.com FirstLight family bereavement support: 24/7 support number is 1850 391 391 website is www.firstlight.ie     Dear Colleagues, The sprea...
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28
MAR
2020

Cocooning Poster

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Please find a poster file below to display for a cocooning household. COVID 19 Cocooning poster_PDF   This is what the poster produced by Third Age looks like:
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27
MAR
2020

Update for PPN Members from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support

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Update 26th March Dear Colleague, We are very thankful for your ongoing support every day in helping to share information about Coronavirus COVID-19. Below are a few updates for you: Digital Partner Pack Update The digital partner pack now includes the COVID-19 Information Booklet, which is being delivered to all households from this week onward. You can download the booklet here   The COVID-19 Information Booklet is also available in Irish and in audiobook. We are working to make it available in a number of languages and formats – including audio and braille, which we will include...
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27
MAR
2020

New investment in Library eBooks & eAudiobooks

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  Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced a fund of €200,000 to support the provision of an additional 5,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in order to meet the significant increase in demand for access to the public library online service during the COVID-19 crisis. The funding is directed through the Local Government Management Agency which administers the online library system. Announcing the funding, Minister Ring said: “Even though you physically can’t go into our libraries at the moment, the library service is still very much available to people...
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27
MAR
2020

Third Age – programmes & supports

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http://www.thirdageireland.ie/ Responding to the opportunities and challenges of ageing in Ireland PROGRAMMES   AgeWell              SeniorLine         Failte Isteach Navigating your Work Future     Digital Skills       Third Age – Summerhill   Third Age (‘The Third Age Foundation) has been developing innovative programmes in Ireland since 1988, emphasising the importance of community and family, and the value of older people in our society. Through our network of services, our volunteers, staff and partners work to identify issues, provide creative solutions and opportunities,...
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25
MAR
2020

Communities Creating Jobs – Spring Newsletter 2020

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Spring 2020 newsletter available to download below: SPRING NEWSLETTER 2020
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24
MAR
2020

N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon Cross: consultation extension

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Meath County Council in conjunction with Fingal County Council held a Public Consultation on the  12th March in relation to the N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon Cross Scheme. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the deadline for return of feedback in relation to this scheme has been extended to the 9th April 2020. Further information and scheme details are available on the scheme website at www.N2Rath2Kilmoon.ie
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24
MAR
2020

Update on Community Grant Schemes

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Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 crisis there will be a delay in advising groups on their grant applications. Every effort will be made to get the draft allocations through the relevant approval process as soon as possible.
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24
MAR
2020

Covid-19: HSE Guidance for Volunteers

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23
MAR
2020

COVID-19 Community Response Communications Pack

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The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is leading our public health response to COVID-19 and a National Action Plan was published on 16th March, setting out a whole-of-society response and mobilisation of resources across Government and society to fight the spread of the virus. This Community Response Action Plan supports the National Action Plan and is focussed on our initial response in supporting a community response to COVID-19. The Department of Rural and Community Development have produced a Communications Pack for community and voluntary groups and members of the public....
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20
MAR
2020

Info on HSE Mental Health Services during Covid-19

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During the current Covid-19 situation HSE Mental Health Services want to assure you that your community mental health team will continue to provide care and treatment to ensure your recovery and well-being is maintained. Here is some information that may help answer some of your queries.   Minding your mental health during Covid-19 For information on COVID-19 and managing your well-being at this time follow this link: https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.htm   (1)  What do I do if I am concerned about my own or...
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20
MAR
2020

MCC Arts Grants, Awards & Bursaries Schemes: closing date suspended

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Due to the current Covid-19 circumstances, the Meath County Council Arts Grants, Awards and Bursaries Schemes closing date of March 25th  has been suspended. A new closing date will be announced shortly.
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20
MAR
2020

Useful Helplines & Resources

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Please find some useful resources below. HSE – Health Service Executive  Coronavirus Information and resources   Help for Employees & Employers Info for Employers Info for Employees Covid 19 Pandemic Unemployment payment Social Welfare Covid 19 Contact numbers Revenue defer payment of local property tax
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20
MAR
2020

N3 Virginia Bypass Public Consultation – extension

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Cavan County Council in conjunction with Meath County Council held a Public Consultation on the 11th & 12th March 2020 in relation to the N3 Virginia Bypass. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the deadline for return of feedback in relation to this scheme has been extended to the 17th April 2020. Further details on www.n3virginiabypass.ie
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19
MAR
2020

COVID-19 translated resources

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The HSE have produced translated resources to help share the messaging about coronavirus (COVID-19) in various languages. These posters are available for download and printing. Informacje o koronawirusie (Polish) Koronaviruso informacijos plakatas (Lithuanian) Koronavīruss – informācijas plakāts (Latvian) Manifesto informativo sul Coronavirus (italian) Poster de informação sobre o Coronavírus (Portuguese) Poster Información sobre el coronavirus (Spanish) Poster Informații despre Coronavirus (Romanian) 冠状病毒信息宣传海报 (Chinese)  ...
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18
MAR
2020

Kids – staying safe from Coronavirus

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  Triple A Wicklow have created content below:  
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18
MAR
2020

Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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  Advice for Parents and Schools   Children and young people need factual, age appropriate information about the virus and concrete instruction about how to avoid spreading of the virus. Without the facts, they often imagine situations far worse than reality. See https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html   Let the child/young person’s questions and their age guide as to how much information to provide: Very young children need brief, simple information and reassurance that they are safe and that the people they care about are safe. They may ask Will I get...
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18
MAR
2020

Anti Litter Initiative 2020 – Suspended

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Please find update below:   A Chairde, I hope you are keeping well.   We have been advised by the National Spring Clean section of An Taisce that Spring Clean activities should be suspended until at least March 30th, at which time the situation will be reassessed. With this in mind, we are suspending judging for the Anti Litter Initiative and will begin again when advised to do so.   Thank you for all of your work to date, and I will be in touch with you with an update on proceedings at the end of March.   Is mise le meas Bernadine Carry Environment Section Meath...
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18
MAR
2020

Message from An Garda Siochana to PPN Members

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Message from An Garda Siochana  17th March Update for PPN Members Dear Member Groups.   Please find a message from an Garda Siochana that we have been asked to circulate to you all. GARDA PRESS RELEASE   An Garda Síochána is in the process of hiring additional vehicles to provide additional mobility to our members nationwide to provide increased community support and community engagement across the country.   Speaking today Deputy Commissioner Twomey stated that “As a community at this time we need more than ever to support the most vulnerable in our society, particularly...
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16
MAR
2020

Public Health Advice on Coronavirus COVID-19

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Please find some information and advice from the health authorities below on Covid-19 COVID-19 A3 Public Information Poster English COVID-19 A3 Public Information Poster Irish  
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16
MAR
2020

Comhairle Sláinte Poiblí Coróinvíreas COVID-19

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16
MAR
2020

A Message from Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Centres in Ireland

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COVID19 Message to community groups We’re here to help As a Network of Volunteer Centres throughout Ireland we want to let you know how we are working collectively with all relevant government Departments, national organisations plus local community groups to support the response to the management of COVID-19. We commend and value the community based volunteer response that is mobilising and intend for this communication to provide organisations with practical advice and guidance, bearing in mind that a as a community our main task is to minimise the spread of coronavirus.  ...
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13
MAR
2020

Health Communication on Covid-19

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Please find links to Covid-19 information sites below & a copy of correspondence sent to Meath community groups: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.htm https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/guidance/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/    Message from Covid-19 Health Communications Stakeholder Support Dear Member Groups, We’ve been asked by the Department of Community and Rural Development to help them make sure that all our groups receive certain information notices from them during this current COVID-19...
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13
MAR
2020

Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund 2020

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  Begin Together Fund The Begin Together fund will support new and existing project-based activities with grants of up to €5,000 (or the sterling equivalent) for local, not for profit groups working to improve the financial, physical and/or mental wellbeing of the communities they serve across all counties on the island of Ireland. Applications are welcome from charities and not-for-profit community groups working in communities that address one or more of the strands of wellbeing as outlined in the fund criteria which can be found here.  Interested organisations are invited to...
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10
MAR
2020

Regional Festivals & Participatory Events Scheme: Closing Date 13th March

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Regional Festivals and Participatory Events Scheme: Closing Date 13th March This fund is open to Festivals and Participative Events that will harness overseas visitors for the benefit of local tourism.   The fund is towards marketing costs and the Promoter must demonstrate that the festival or event has marketing and PR activity targeting overseas visitors to County Meath. The Fund is being provided by Fáilte Ireland and is being administered by Meath County Council.  The total fund available is €11,000.  This amount will be distributed amongst applicants.  You will be asked to...
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10
MAR
2020

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020 – closing date 11th March 2020

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Meath County Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020 Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020.  The grant scheme is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan 2015-2020 and the aim of the Scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage. Meath County Council encourages projects which relate to all aspects of our heritage including: monuments,...
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09
MAR
2020

SeniorLine – helpline support to older people in the community

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      SeniorLine has been the national, confidential listening service for older people, run by trained older volunteers since 1998.  This peer-to-peer helpline for older people receives in excess of 10,000 calls per year. The corona virus is a particular threat to older people and subsequently SeniorLine has put in place a number of protocols to support our many older callers from all over Ireland. Any caller, concerned about Covid 19, will receive the most up to date guidance as recommended by Government sources. Good health practice is reinforced at all times.  This...
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09
MAR
2020

Funding Point Meath Digest- March-April l 2020

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  The latest issue of the Fundingpoint Local Digest is available below to download: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council, Mar – Apr 2020
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09
MAR
2020

ARTS News & Events 6th March

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2020   Annual Arts Grants Scheme This award is intended to support organisations, individuals or groups in the provision of local arts activities which enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in County Meath.   Community Arts Award This award is intended to support community groups and schools in the provision of community arts projects which promote engagement and enhance long-term partnerships with professional artists.   Festival Grant...
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09
MAR
2020

Career Clinics

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09
MAR
2020

E-Male Matters Newsletter – January / February 2020

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The newsletter of the Men’s Health Forum in Ireland (MHFI) is available below: E-Male Matters January – February 2020
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09
MAR
2020

Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Artist Residency Award – Open Call 

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Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios Artist Residency Award – Open Call Create and Fire Station Artists’ Studios invite expressions of interest from collaborative artists with migrant and minority ethnic backgrounds that are based in the Republic of Ireland, for a four week residency award at Fire Station Artists’ Studios (FSAS), situated in Dublin’s City Centre. The Residency will run during the month of June (2 – 26 June), incorporating International Refugee week (17 – 23 June 2020), offering opportunities for development of practice, discussion, networking, and learning. It...
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09
MAR
2020

Grant Scheme for Commemorative Events related to Mother and Child Institutions & County Homes

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The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, has announced the launch of a grant scheme to support commemorative events for former residents of Mother and Child Institutions and those who had comparable experiences in County Homes. This new grant scheme will provide financial assistance to survivor led advocacy groups for the purpose of organising and running commemorative events. Commemorative events may have a focus on honouring and restoring dignity to those who died while resident in these institutions, or celebrating and remembering with those who have lived...
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09
MAR
2020

N2 Rath Roundabout to Kilmoon Cross – Public Consultation Event

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A public consultation event is taking place next Thursday 12th March, 2020 between 4.00p.m. and 8.00p.m. in The Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne regarding the above. Details of this event is on Meath County Council’s website  https://www.meath.ie/notices/public-consultation-on-n2-rath-roundabout-to-kilmoon-cross and on twitter http://bit.ly/2I1FL1d. Please feel free to circulate this notice within your network.   20200228 RPS Study Area Drawing for MCC and FCC web site N2-AEC-ZZ-ZZ-SK…
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09
MAR
2020

Free Cultural Competency and Integration and Anti-Racism Training

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As part of the Social Connection and Inclusion Project Cultúr will be delivering a number of free training sessions for service providers, the public and schools. These training sessions include  1.       Intercultural Competence and  2.       Integration and Anti-Racism workshops    These workshops aim to Promote opportunities for equality and intercultural dialogue between ethnic minority communities and the wider community. To improve understanding and awareness of different forms of racism and discrimination. Raise awareness of different forms of discrimination and racism. Challenge...
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09
MAR
2020

N3 Virginia Bypass – Public Consultation

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Cavan County Council in conjunction with Meath County Council has commenced the development of a new project for the N3 Virginia Bypass. The Council and its technical consultants invite you to participate in the public consultation in The Virginia Show Centre, Virginia, on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March 2020 between 2pm and 8pm. This information event provides an opportunity for the public to view the proposals, have their say and get further information about the scheme.   Further information is also available on the scheme website at www.n3virginiabypass.ie
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28
FEB
2020

Tusla Participation Initiatives 2020

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Túsla are now inviting funding applications for the Tusla Participation Initiatives for Children & Young People and Parenting. For each area there is seed funding of €9,000 available for child and youth participation initiatives and seed funding of €9,000 available for parental participation initiatives. €18,000 in total to be drawn down by December 2020. Please note that you can apply for amounts smaller than €9,000, for example one CYP initiative costing €4,000 and one CYP initiative costing €5,000 in your area. The application form is available below containing the relevant contact...
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2020
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27
FEB
2020

Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm: Community Information Sessions

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Re: Proposed Ballivor Wind Farm   Dear Public Participation Network Member,   In line with ongoing company strategy, Bord na Móna is proposing to develop a wind farm within the Ballivor Bog Group located in Counties Meath & Westmeath. This Bog Group consists of the following bogs: Ballivor, Bracklin, Carranstown, Lisclogher and Lisclogher West. The proposed development will be known as Ballivor Wind Farm. Bord na Móna’s interest in bringing forward the proposed Ballivor Wind Farm is a result of the company’s transition to becoming a major supplier of renewable energy. As...
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27
FEB
2020

“Move More” Fitbit Challenge

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  Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with Healthy Ireland and Meath County Council invite adults from Kells, Laytown/Bettystown and Ashbourne to participate in our new 12 week Move More Fitbit challenge.   Participants must: Be over 18 years of age Be new to exercise (not currently active) Be willing to participate fully in the 12 week Move More challenge Preferably have access to a smart or android phone Have access to the internet Have a basic working knowledge of computers   The Move More programme aims to increase & track activity levels amongst...
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24
FEB
2020

Climate Action Workshops: March 21st & 28th 2020

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Please find information below on climate action workshops for community groups in Meath. This half day workshops will help groups to better understand the need for climate action at a local level and build local climate knowledge. 21st March : Dunshaughlin – Venue: St. Patrick’s Hall 28th March: Slane – Venue: Slane & District Men’s Shed Please email meathppn@meathcoco.ie for information and bookings.
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20
FEB
2020

Panel of Music Tutors: LMETB & Music Generation Meath

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Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), on behalf of Music Generation Meath, seeks applications for vacancies that may become available in 2020 from musicians with specialism in teaching the following areas: Small group tuition in vocal (including choral) or instrumental learning (any music genre). Large group tuition (vocal and/or instrumental) in a range of school, community and youth settings. Ensemble (instrumental/vocal), band facilitation, mentoring in any genre of music, including, where applicable, songwriting/creative composition/rap, music technology/recording etc....
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20
FEB
2020

Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2020

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to announce the launch of the Arts Act Funding – Awards & Bursaries 2020   Annual Arts Grants Scheme This award is intended to support organisations, individuals or groups in the provision of local arts activities which enhance long-term development and sustainability of the arts in County Meath.   Community Arts Award This award is intended to support community groups and schools in the provision of community arts projects which promote engagement and enhance long-term partnerships with professional artists.   Festival...
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20
FEB
2020

The Wheel: Meet Share & Learn Event – Navan, 4th March

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Meet Share and Learn Event in Navan Venue: Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Duffsland, Navan, Co. Meath Date: Weds, 4 March 2020 – 2pm – 4.30pm Cost: Free to attend   This networking and information session for nonprofits in Meath and surrounding counties is an opportunity to share the great work that is happening in local communities and to learn about supports that may assist you in your work. At this event, there will be a special focus on the new Charities Governance Code, during which you’ll find out about supports and resources that will help you in your compliance...
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20
FEB
2020

AOIFE Festival & Event Making 1-Day Seminar: 29th February 2020

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AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) are hosting a new look training day to engage with community not-for-profit festivals and event organisers across the Midwest.   Where: Enterprise & Tech Centre, Creagh Ballinasloe, Co. Galway  10.30am – 5.30 pm When: Saturday 29th February 2020 Time: 10.30am – 5.30 pm   The programme is also suitable for community groups or sporting groups who wish to launch or promote a new festival or community event for their area.   The Seminar Day will deal with, but not exclusively : Current event and festival trends in the sector Common...
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18
FEB
2020

Ashbourne 2020 Commemorative Grant Scheme

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Ashbourne 2020 Commemorative Grant Scheme   Community funding is now available to support local groups who want to organise inclusive and appropriate community initiatives to commemorate the bi-centenary of Ashbourne. A fund will be made available in the form of small scale grants to community groups and organisations in Ashbourne wishing to undertake local initiatives.   Further details and application forms can be obtained from The Community Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath C15 Y291 or by email communitygrants@meathcoco.ie or...
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18
FEB
2020

Community Mental Health Fund & FAQ: closing date 21st Feb

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The Community Mental Health Fund is available to any not-for-profit community, sporting or voluntary groups who are located and operate in County Meath. The 2020 scheme is now open for applications. The closing date Friday 21st February, 2020. Further details are available here on the Meath County Council website.   A Frequently Asked Questions document is available below. Community Mental Health Fund FAQs   An application form is available below: Community Mental Health Fund – Application Form   Please note: Actions/ projects must take place by the 30th September...
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18
FEB
2020

Social Farming: training opportunity for Meath farmers

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Social Farming Ireland will be delivering training in 2020 which presents an opportunity to develop social farming in Meath. Below are confirmed details to date. The same training will be delivered over each of the three venues. All training is provided free of charge to farmers, and is compulsory for full accreditation with Social Farming Ireland. All trainees must have completed a farmer application form as well as an EOI in order to attend (both attached). Places are in demand so early registration is advised.   Please find below to download: Expression of Interes...
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18
FEB
2020

Cloth Nappy Coffee Morning: 24th Feb @11.30am, Athboy Convent Community Centre

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Athbags are delighted to host a free cloth nappy info morning with Cloth Nappy Ireland. We will meet on February 24th at 11.30am till 1.30pm in Athboy Convent Community Centre. Open to anyone already using or thinking of using cloth nappies. Pop in to see the many different sizes, styles and makes of nappy available and get expert advise on the day. Also learn about the Nappy Library which allows you to try before you buy ensuring you get the exact nappy to suit you and your baby. Tea and coffee on the morning and a soft play area for the little ones. We are also excited to have a display...
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18
FEB
2020

Do you need to find the PPN number for your group?

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Groups member may need their PPN registration number to complete grant application forms.   This number can be found on the Meath PPN website.   The link below will bring you to the directory of active member groups:   Meath PPN Members Directory   The registration number is found by clicking on the “more” information button in the record for   If your group registered before 2019 but is not listed, please contact us as re-registration may be outstanding.
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17
FEB
2020

Census 2021 consultation on outputs

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CSO is now accepting submissions from data users on data outputs from Census 2021. Public consultation for Census 2021 has two distinct elements.  The first of these was the public consultation on form content which has already been completed. Steps in the process included acceptance of submissions from the public, convening a Census Advisory Group (CAG) of expert users, a Census Pilot Survey, data analysis and user agreement. Census 2021 content was signed off by Government in July 2019.  A full report on is available on the CSO website here. The second part of CSO’s public consultation...
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17
FEB
2020

Newsflash NWCI

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              Welcome to our latest Newsflash! We are currently preparing for International Women’s Week and would love to hear what you are doing. If you have any events you would like us to promote, please send the information and a photo or image to Helen. As part of our  very successful #FemGen election campaign we ask candidates to commit to supporting 10 key asks for women’s equality if elected. 128 candidates signed up across all constituencies. For the first time, there was a woman running in every constituency but we were...
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17
FEB
2020

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Event 19th Feb 2020

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th Launch of Ríocht na Midhe 2020 – 7.30pm By Dr Michael Smith, Emeritus Bishop of Meath (Patron), followed by lecture – “THE DISCOVERY OF THE MEDIEVAL MONASTERY SITE AT BEAMORE, CO. MEATH in 2019”  by  Geraldine Stout MRIA. Venue: Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath. Reception and book fair – members and guests: 6.30-7.30 pm The entire  programme for 2020 is available to view on our website  https://www.mahs.ie/index.php/2020-programme
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14
FEB
2020

Family Addiction Support Network: Awareness Event 24th February 2020

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The Family Addiction Support Network will be holding their second Annual Information Awareness Event on Monday 24th February 2020.   The event will take place at their premises in Lois Dubh, Dundalk A91 T668  to mark International Family Drug Support Day. Agenda 9.30am- 10am Registration, Tea & Scones 10 am Welcome – Chairperson Marian Sloan 10.10 Speaker – Bishop Michael Router,Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh 10.20 Speaker (to be confirmed) 10.30 am -Vice Chair Mark Dearey: The Importance of Family Support Interviewees: FS Specialist Gwen McKenna, Facilitator Mary McEntegert,...
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14
FEB
2020

Thanks Liam

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Liam Foster has served on the PPN Secretariat since February 2018 as the representative of the Ratoath MD.   Liam has now resigned from this role on the Secretariat.   On behalf of the PPN, we wish to thank Liam for his work and commitment given to the network and wish him every success in his new challenges.    
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13
FEB
2020

Update on the “Our County, Our Voice” Community Vision Project

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                  Our County, Our Voice: What do we want for the future of Meath?   Members from PPN groups across Meath have been coming together at workshops to start shaping a vision from our communities of the values, priorities and actions needed in Meath.   The workshops introduced the Community Well-Being model as a tool to create this vision and the language to express it.   The effort and goodwill of the participants have made the workshops a success.   Reports on the ideas generated at recent workshops are...
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13
FEB
2020

Workshops on Financial Reporting – 26th March 2020

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Are you working on financial reports for your group? Would you like more information on compliance? Do you need some guidance on forecasting or reporting on activities?   With the support of RBK, the Meath PPN will be holding workshops on the 26th March 2020. Workshop topics include: Producing Financial Statements for the CRO and Charity Regulator Producing a Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Financial Activities An explanation of all the ‘Notes to the Financial Statements’ that are required Understanding what is needed to comply with FRS102 Reviewing...
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13
FEB
2020

National Policy on Architecture – Public Consultation

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https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/built-heritage/architectural-policy/    The quality of our built environment affects our everyday lives; it has a critical role in giving a distinctive sense of place to our cities, towns, villages and countryside. It is a responsibility of the Built Heritage and Architectural Policy Section to promote best practice in modern architecture and urban design. The National Policy on Architecture Public Consultation period is now extended: you can submit your response until 13 March 2020. The Department has published a discussion document, Places for...
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13
FEB
2020

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025

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        All-Ireland Pollinator Plan One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced  the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive. The first Plan covers the period 2015-2020 and a new version will be developed to cover 2021-2025. Please see the link below to see what...
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13
FEB
2020

2020 Workshop Programme: National Biodiversity Data Centre

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13
FEB
2020

Letter to General Election Candidates from the Social Inclusion Pillar

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Below is a copy of a letter emailed to each candidate running in the Meath East & West Constituencies in the 2020 General Election:   4th February 2020   Dear Candidate,   We are writing to you as members of the Social Inclusion Pillar of the Public Participation Network in Co. Meath. We wish to outline the issues that members of this participative democratic structure believe are central to the communities we work with, live in and represent on a range of structures. We have identified three key lifeline issues for marginalised and excluded groups in Co...
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13
FEB
2020

Carmichael Workshop Roadshow: ‘Developing an Effective Annual Report’

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Carmichael in association with the local Volunteer Centres, are delivering a series of 25 workshops across the country on ‘Developing an Effective Annual Report’. The aim of this practical hands-on workshop is to understand the preparation of the Annual Report from the perspective of the Board Members, Directors, Trustees. Each workshop covers the basics of what is required in an annual report and then focuses on how to use the annual report as a way of showing the public, your members and funders how good your organisation is. The session will involve presentations and working in groups....
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13
FEB
2020

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) Register &Taxi Providers

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  Please see a link below of all registered accessible/wheelchair friendly taxi providers throughout Ireland:   https://www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/by-taxi/wheelchair-accessible-vehicle-wav-register/  
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13
FEB
2020

Update on National PPN Insurance Survey

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In 2019, a national survey was carried out of PPN member groups. Meath groups responded in large numbers to highlight the issues caused by insurance costs. Below is an update from the Department of Rural & Community Development on progress arising from the survey: In November 2019, the Minister for Rural and Community Development wrote to the Minister with responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance regarding the rising cost of Public Liability Insurance in the community and voluntary sector and the impact that it is having on the delivery of services and hosting of community...
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11
FEB
2020

AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival 2nd – 6th March 2020

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The 2020 AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival takes place from the 2nd – 6th March 2020. The festival aims to encourage adults in Ireland to explore the local learning options available to them through a week-long programme of events and adult learning promotion throughout the country.   This is the 14th year of the festival and reflects AONTAS’ commitment to, and celebration of, lifelong learning. We will once again be collaborating with the Belfast Festival of Learning to highlight their programme of events and to ensure an all-island approach. We are encouraging all; groups,...
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11
FEB
2020

Draft Oldcastle Public Realm Plan 2020: Have Your Say

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Draft Oldcastle Public Realm Plan 2020 Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Consultants has prepared a Draft Public Realm Plan for Oldcastle. Vision for Oldcastle Public Realm “To improve the public realm in Oldcastle through reorganising the heart of the town with the addition of new public spaces, pedestrian crossings and reorganised parking. Links to open amenity areas, heritage and tourism opportunities should be enhanced and celebrated.”   The Plan is available to view from Wednesday the 5th February to Wednesday the 4th of March 2020 (inclusive) at the following...
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11
FEB
2020

Draft Athboy Public Realm Plan 2020: Have Your Say

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Draft Athboy Public Realm Plan 2020 Meath County Council in conjunction with BDP Consultants has prepared a Draft Public Realm Plan for Athboy. Vision for Athboy Public Realm “To improve the public realm of Athboy for all users through enhancing pedestrian movement, exploring new connections and linking amenity spaces. In addition the street scene should be enhanced by improving the layout, pedestrian crossings and car parking along with protecting the existing trees and vegetation”   The Plan is available to view from Wednesday the 5th February to Wednesday the 4th March...
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03
FEB
2020

Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Hero

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Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Hero: Recognising a grass roots event of outstanding potential this May In this, the 25th year of the festival, we hope Bealtaine 2020 will be the most diverse, most challenging, most fun one yet! We know that Bealtaine is primarily a festival of, by and for the people who make it happen on the ground – organising exhibitions and poetry readings and plays and choral performances and film screenings and art workshops and much, much, more and so in 2020 we’d like to recognise a community organisation (or individual) who has an ambitious, creative and...
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31
JAN
2020

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) – Survey

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CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Your Voice Matters Survey is being carried out in the following locations: Louth, Meath, Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.   We want to hear from you! We want to hear feedback from young people and their families on their experience of attending CAMHS. The short survey is confidential and can be completed online using the following link: https://loncollector.sensemaker-suite.com/Collector/collector.gsp?projectID=CAMHS_MLM&language=en   For more information please see attached documentation below. Your Voice Matters...
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31
JAN
2020

Community Mental Health Fund

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The Community Mental Health Fund is available to any not-for-profit community, sporting or voluntary groups who are located and operate in County Meath. The 2020 scheme is now open for applications.  The closing date Friday 21st February, 2020. Further details are available here on the Meath County Council website.   Please note: Actions/ projects must take place by the 30th September 2020 and only expenses incurred for the specified project after the date of the formal approval notification will be eligible.
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31
JAN
2020

HSE Corporate Plan – Have your Say

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HSE Corporate Plan Consultation – Have Your Say The Board of the HSE is committed to broad consultation and engagement to help inform the development of the new Corporate Plan. We are keen to reach out to all stakeholders across the country (service users, patients, members of the public, organisations etc) to capture their views. Everyone’s voice matters and this feedback will shape the future direction of the Irish health services. The online survey is available at www.HSE.ie/CorporatePlan.  It will take 10 minutes to complete. The survey will close at 5.30pm on Monday 17th...
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31
JAN
2020

FAQ – Ashbourne 2020 Commemorative Grant Scheme

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Ashbourne 2020 Commemorative Grant Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions
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30
JAN
2020

Anti-Litter Initiative 2020

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  Meath County Council Anti-Litter Initiative 2020  You are invited to take part in Meath County Council’s Anti-Litter Initiative 2020. You may have taken part in the past or may be an entirely new entrant. Either way this is a great opportunity for your group to get involved in your local community.  It is not a competition, each participating group is trying to achieve a high standard of cleanliness in their local area, and there is a grant for those that achieve high standards over the whole month of the initiative.   Information in relation to Judging There will be 2 rounds of...
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30
JAN
2020

FAQ for Community Amenity Project Scheme

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Community Amenity Project Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions
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30
JAN
2020

FAQ for Community Grants & Burial Ground Grants Scheme

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MCC Community Grant and Burial Ground Grant Schemes – Frequently Asked Questions
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27
JAN
2020

Social Enterprise Development Fund 2020

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Social Enterprise Development Fund 2020 Applications are open for the Social Enterprise Development Fund 2020: http://www.socialinnovation.ie/sedfund2020/ Applicants are invited to complete a short application form. Based on this initial form, Social Innovation Fund Ireland will identify a shortlist of applicants who have met the required criteria. Applications are open from Thursday 16 January until Friday 6 March 2020 at 5 pm.
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24
JAN
2020

Local Link Louth Meath Fingal needs your help

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Local Link Louth Meath Fingal needs your help The Department of Transport have published ‘A New Vision For Sustainable Mobility’ Along with 9 Background papers on transport, two of these Background Papers are (8) Public Transport in Rural Areas & (1) Public Transport and Accessibility. The public are invited to send in a submission on these Background papers. I am writing to request that you send in a submission on Rural transport and Accessibility. The closing date for submissions is 28TH February 2020 and the time is short. You can send your submission by email to...
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24
JAN
2020

Community Amenity Project Scheme MCC: now open

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Community Amenity Project Scheme The Community Amenity Project Scheme is a new grant scheme which provides financial assistance for capital projects such as the development of sporting, recreational, environmental, amenity, heritage and cultural facilities The minimum project application is €10,000 with a maximum project application of €100,000 per Municipal District per annum. N.B: The scheme is not intended to match fund or top-up other grant schemes such as LEADER, Sports Capital Grant and other similar schemes. The 2020 Community Amenity Project scheme is now open for applications....
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24
JAN
2020

Community Grant Scheme MCC: now open

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Community Grant Scheme 2020 The Community Grant Scheme is available to Community Groups, Tidy Towns/Village Committees, Residents Associations and other organisations, to assist with actions and projects being undertaken in their local area for the Meath County Council Community Grant Scheme 2020. The 2020 scheme is now open for applications.  Closing date Friday 6th March, 2020. The range of grant categories available under the Community Grant Scheme 2020 are: Residents Association Tidy Towns Equality and Social Inclusion Recreation and Sport Festivals & Events Burial Ground...
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24
JAN
2020
24
JAN
2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership: Winter/Spring Ezine

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The latest Meath LSP E-Newsletter for Winter/Spring 2020 is now available. Packed full of news, updates & upcoming events. Click here to view Meath LSP Winter/Spring Ezine  
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24
JAN
2020

Pride of Place for Schools Gardening Scheme

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The aim of the School Pride of Place Schools Gardening Scheme Initiative is to provide school children the opportunity to learn about, and be active in some level of gardening (flowers, vegetables, etc.) Through this experience, children may develop a greater sense of citizenship and care for the environment which may stay with them for their entire lives.   The 2020 scheme is now open for applications.  Closing date Friday 7th February, 2020.   Scheme documentation and resources on climate change, biodiversity and sustainability are available on the Meath County Couccil...
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24
JAN
2020

Old Culmullen Graveyard: Launch of information resource 2nd February

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Dunshaughlin & District Historical Society invites you to the launch of a booklet and Information Board on Old Culmullen Graveyard.  The booklet lists and maps the individual headstones, records the inscriptions and contains photographs of each headstone, while the Information Board consists of a map and guide to the headstones. The launch will take place on the 2nd February in Culmullen Hall  after 10.30 am Mass. Refreshments will be available at the booklet launch.  This will be followed by the unveiling of the Information Board and  Blessing of the Graves at approx 12.30pm in the...
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24
JAN
2020

Sports Hub Navan: Have Your Say

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  The Meath Local Sports Partnership is working to increase are increase activity levels in Navan through the Community Sports Hubs in Navan.   Many people in Navan have taken part in the programmes and activities available.   To get feedback from the community, an information sharing session with stakeholders and communities in Navan in planned.   This meeting will take place at 2pm on Thursday 30th January in the Townhall, Navan.   If you wish to take part please contact: Conor Gonnelly Community Sports Development Officer 046 9067337 www.meathsports.ie  ...
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23
JAN
2020

Public Consultation on Judicial Review Reforms

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https://www.housing.gov.ie/planning/appeals-and-judicial-review/public-consultation-reforms-judicial-review-provisions-planning   Public consultation on proposed reforms to the Judicial Review (JR) provisions in the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), as outlined in the new General Scheme of the Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019 will run until the 27 January 2020.  The General Scheme is now published on the Department’s website http://www.housing.gov.ie and includes proposed legislative reforms to the Judicial Review provisions as follows: to provide that JR...
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23
JAN
2020

The Wheel: General Election 2020- Stronger Communities, Stronger Ireland

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On 8 February, we will all have the opportunity to help elect a government that will shape a vision for Ireland that is fair and inclusive, and which values the central role which charities, community and voluntary organisations, and social enterprises have to play in making this a reality. We are pleased to today be launching our Stronger Communities, Stronger Ireland General Election 2020 campaign, which makes the following four asks of every candidate running for office in General Election 2020: Recognise and support the value that the charity, community and voluntary, and social...
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16
JAN
2020

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020 – Meath County Council

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Meath County Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020 Meath County Council, in association with the County Meath Heritage Forum, is pleased to announce the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020.  The grant scheme is an action of the County Meath Heritage Plan 2015-2020 and the aim of the Scheme is to support community groups and organisations to undertake projects that will gather information, help to appropriately manage and promote an awareness and appreciation of our heritage. Meath County Council encourages projects which relate to all aspects of our heritage including: monuments,...
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16
JAN
2020

Act Out Youth Theatre – new course in Dunshaughlin

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Act Out Youth Theatre NEW 12 WEEK COURSE IN DUNSHAUGHLIN Every Monday for 12 Weeks (Starting 13th January 2020) – 6.30pm-8pm St Patrick’s Hall, Main St, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath Cost: €80 Facilitator: Mark O’Reilly (Actor/Director) Registration open to any young person in the Meath area of secondary school age   Act Out Youth Theatre, Meath’s premiere youth theatre, are excited to announce that they have a new 12 Week Course starting in Dunshaughlin on Monday evenings in the New Year. This course will offer young people of secondary school age in the Meath area an opportunity to learn more...
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16
JAN
2020

Become one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates for 2020

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Become one of Ireland’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Advocates for 2020 We’re looking for 26 adult educators, community leaders, and global thinkers to become one of Ireland’s positive changemakers Applications for our 2020 Training are NOW OPEN!. The SDG Advocate Training will offer 26 active citizens an opportunity to become one of Ireland’s SDG Advocates through this innovative project. The eight-month educational course will allow the advocates to deepen their understanding of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, gain practical action-orientated...
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16
JAN
2020

FREE Bulky Waste Drop Off Events 2020

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Taking place at Kells, Navan & Trim Recycling Centres February 1st: couches, chairs, armchairs, futons March 28th: beds, mattresses May 30th: paint July 25th: kitchen & bathroom equipment
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16
JAN
2020

Fair Deal Scheme – Fact Sheet

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  Please find a copy of the factsheet below: Fair Deal Fact Sheet – pdf copy
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15
JAN
2020

Friends Against Scams Event- Thursday 23rd January

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Friends Against Scams Event- Thursday 23rd January Join the Ulster Bank for their FREE information evening, and take a stand against scams. Friend Against Scams aims to prevent people becoming victims of scams. Joining Friends against Scams will equip you with the knowledge you need to protect yourself from the emotional and financial impact that scams cause. You’ll learn how to: *Spot a potential SCAM and report it *Avoid becoming a target for SCAMMERS *Find out about new SCAMS, so you can take steps to protect yourself *Have conversations with friends, family, and Community...
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15
JAN
2020

Culture Night Conversations: Arts Council consultations

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Culture Night Conversations The Arts Council is holding a series of conversations on Culture Night in the New Year, which will take place in Dublin, Cork and Galway. Culture Night has expanded to towns and villages across Ireland since its origins in Temple Bar in 2006 by Dublin City Council. In 2019 it was reported that 4,000 free events reached 400,000 people across Ireland, making it one of the most recognisable and anticipated national dates in the Irish cultural calendar. Culture Night will reach its 15th year in 2020 and is due to take place on Friday 18 September. ...
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15
JAN
2020

Arts and Disability Connect: Funding Programme

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The Arts and Disability Connect Funding Scheme for artists with disabilities is open from the 13th January  until 24th February 2020 An information session on the programme will take place on Thursday 30th January in the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan at 2pm Join Amie Lawless as she talks through how the scheme works and take the opportunity to ask any questions over tea and coffee. This year we will host information sessions in Cork, Carlow, Navan and Dublin. Please email amie@adiarts.ie if you would like to attend this information session in Navan. Solstice Arts Centre is accessible to...
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07
JAN
2020

Fundingpoint Meath Digest – January February 2020

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  The January-February 2020 Fundingpoint Local Access Digest for Meath is available to download below: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council Jan – Feb 2020
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01
JAN
2020

Our County, Our Voice: What do we want for the future of Meath?

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  A number of key strategies will be set in 2020 that will shape the future of Meath.   We need a clear vision from our communities of the values, priorities and actions that should be reflected in these plans.   We need to bring groups together and create this vision and the language to express it.   The tool we can use to create this vision & shape this language is the Community Well-Being Model under the brand of the Meath PPN.   Workshops in 2020 will take place on the dates below: January 14th – Trim: 6.30pm, Castle Arch Hotel February 4th – Navan: 6.30pm...
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20
DEC
2019

Draft National Volunteering Strategy: launch of public consultation

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Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, today (20th December 2019) launched a public consultation process for the draft National Volunteering Strategy 2020-2025. The draft Strategy is available on https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/fc55b9-public-consultation-on-draft-national-volunteering-strategy-2020-202/   Volunteers make a vital contribution to Irish society, developing communities as vibrant, inclusive and sustainable places where people want to live. The purpose of this strategy is to recognise, support and promote the...
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19
DEC
2019

Arts News & Events 19th December

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  Meath County Council Arts Office & AOB Arts Management presents   In the Middle of…. A music, theatre and literary evening in celebration of Mary Lavin, curated by Deirdre Kinahan In the Middle of… is an eclectic mix of original performance to include music, theatre, readings, spoken-word and song, in an exciting celebration of the extraordinary life and work of Irish writer Mary Lavin, in a magical celebration by some of Ireland’s top performing artists. Award-winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan invites a group of brilliant contemporary artists to respond to Lavin’s evocative...
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19
DEC
2019

The Irish Garden Bird Survey

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The Irish Garden Bird Survey As the Irish countryside changes, gardens are becoming increasingly important havens for many species, and it is vital for us to know how their populations are faring. Between December and February each year, we ask members of the public to keep note of the highest number of each bird species visiting their garden every week.  Taking part is fun, easy and an ideal way to get to know your garden birds better; it also makes an ideal school project. The Irish Garden Bird Survey does this not only by giving us a good idea of how our garden birds themselves are...
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19
DEC
2019

The Community Water Development Fund 2020

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The Community Water Development Fund 2020 The Community Water Development Fund 2020 was launched at the inaugural ‘Rivers Trusts and Catchment Partnerships Conference’ in the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 30th November 2019. The fund is open to all community and voluntary groups who want to get involved in the protection and restoration of clean and healthy waters in their local area. Improvements in water quality in turn benefits our health and well-being, wildlife and the local economy. The fund is also open to Rivers/Lake Trusts and Catchment Partnerships, these groups tend to...
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19
DEC
2019

Ashbourne Blood Donation Clinic: 2nd & 3rd January

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located in Ashbourne House Hotel, Ashbourne Thursday 2nd January, 2020. 3:30pm to 7:00pm  Friday 3rd January, 2020.  11:30am to 3:00pm   Please Note Days, Dates & Clinic Opening Times This Visit!! New and lapsed donors always needed.   If you are fit and healthy, aged 18 to 65 (between 65 and 70 years if you have donated in the last 10 years), over 7st.12 lbs (50kg) and have not donated in the last 90 days, please make a special effort to come along. Help ensure that essential blood supplies are always available. Give the...
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18
DEC
2019

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF THE DRAFT MEATH COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2020-2026

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  Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 12 (1) (b) of the Planning and Development Acts, 2000-2019 that Meath County Council, being the Planning Authority for County Meath, has prepared, in accordance with the provisions of the above Act, a Draft Meath County Development Plan for the County of Meath. The Draft Plan is accompanied by an Environmental Report, prepared in accordance with the Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations 2004 – 2011 and an Appropriate Assessment, pursuant to Article 6 of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC. Locations: The...
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18
DEC
2019

Meath Macra Live Crib in Enfield

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  The Meath Macra Live Crib will return to Enfield on 24th December for it’s fifth year to raise money and awareness for Meath Hospice Homecare Movement. The Live Crib will run from 11am to 5pm on Christmas Eve outside Enfield’s Community Hall. Throughout the day, there will be refreshments, face-painting, Christmas carol singing, and music from Enfield Comhaltas and Hotwell Choir, as well as the main attraction, the live animals. On top of that, there will be nativity characters to complete the live crib. Macra members will be out on the streets of Enfield all day...
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17
DEC
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership: December 2019 Update

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  Operation Transformation National Walks 2020 Meath Local Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland have linked up with the OT team to promote National Walk Day on Saturday 18th January. Organisers welcome all ages and abilities on the day and would love to see families getting involved. The event is ideal for beginners to come out and give it a go. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the interest of safety and out of respect to other walkers, dogs are not allowed. There are a number of walks happening across the County on the day – check out walks below for one that suits you:...
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16
DEC
2019

Winter Wellbeing Day – Friday 17th January

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As part of the First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival 2020 – DNNE Recovery College would like to invite you to join us on January 17 for our annual Winter Wellbeing Event.This year the event is entitled: ‘Journeys – Where I am now” This morning of healing, creativity & conversation showcases the creative work recovery college community and also shines a light on the work of Pavee Point, the Eolas Project and other community groups and mental health initiatives. For more information please see the promotional material below.  Please circulate this invitation to...
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13
DEC
2019

Have your say on the new Draft PPN Handbook

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The Dept. of Rural and Community Development released a  new Draft Handbook  for Public Participation  Networks.   The document is the result of the stakeholder  consultation process which was carried out in 2019 and aims to clarifiy roles, structures and processes within county PPNs.   The draft handbook is available to download below: 2019-12-06 PPN Handbook – Draft 2   Please forward feedback on the draft to meathppn@meathcoco.ie  by Friday 3rd January 2020.      
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11
DEC
2019

Launch of “Solving Our Own Problems” Report: 16th December, Kells

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  Kells was selected as the national pilot town for the Irish Walled Town Network (IWTN) ‘Kick Start Initiative’ (funded and facilitated by the Heritage Council and Meath County Council).  As part of this initiative a two-day town specific regeneration seminar took place.  Five mentors (from the Arts, Tourism, Retail, Greening Public Realm and Parking and Traffic) were invited by the Heritage Council to visit Kells and work with the local community to highlight what is important within the town and to create a realistic action plan to help overcome existing challenges. The two-day...
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11
DEC
2019

Christmas Fair @ IWA : 17th December

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  Season’s Greetings from the Irish wheelchair Association (IWA) Navan.   We would like to invite you to our Christmas open day and craft fair on Tuesday 17th December 2019 (12pm-3pm) at the Irish Wheelchair Association Resource and Outreach Centre: 3-4 Liscarton Villas Kells Road, Navan, C15HP99.   We would love if you could drop in and have a cup of tea and a mince pie and get into the Christmas spirit with the IWA members and staff. We Look forward to seeing you then betqw Kind Regards Sean Whelan (Service Coordinator).    
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09
DEC
2019

Christmas Sets Ceili – Collon, 15th December

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The Christmas Set Dance Ceili in Teach Raithneach Heritage & Cultural Centre, Starinagh, Collon, Co. Meath takes place on Sunday 15th December 2019 from 4 to 7 pm. Music by the Tara Ceili Band. Fear an Ti John Mc Evoy will call the sets. Contact Gerard Weldon on 087 2729154 for information.
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06
DEC
2019

Meath Climate Matters: Photography Competition

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#MeathClimateMatters Photography competition “A picture paints a thousand words” and nothing allows us to look at how others see our world more than photographs. Why not show us how you see your world… Our World.  We are asking you to show us what you are doing, how you are making a difference, how you are protecting and enhancing our environment and taking positive climate action. This photography competition will showcase the very best of us, our aspirations, how we can encourage others to change habits and to show that one person can make a difference, big or small it...
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06
DEC
2019

Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris: Artist Residency Bursary

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Meath County Council Arts Office, in partnership with the Centre Culturel Irlandais Paris, are pleased to announce an exciting  Artists Residency Bursary for artists in Meath in 2020. The bursary will enable an artist spend a month long residency at the prestigious Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris and includes traveI from Ireland, accommodation and a monthly stipend. Centre Culturel Irlandais’ annual residency programme offers great opportunities for artists of all disciplines to tap into the resources of the CCI and the city of Paris, as well as being an important means of showcasing...
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06
DEC
2019

Built Heritage Investment Scheme

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The Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2020 (BHIS) is for the repair and conservation of structures that are protected under the Planning and Development Acts. This Scheme aims to support a significant number of labour-intensive, small-scale conservation projects across the country and to support the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftspeople and tradespersons in the repair of the historic built environment. The allocation for 2020 is up to €2.5 million. Closing date for receipt of applications under the BHIS 2020 Scheme is Friday, 31st January 2020 at...
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06
DEC
2019

Historic Structures Fund 2020 (formerly Structures at Risk Fund)

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The primary focus of the Historic Structures Fund will be on conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. While the primary responsibility to care for and maintain a protected structure rests with the owner, the Historic Structures Fund will invest essential capital in our valuable built heritage and help the owners and custodians of historic structures to safeguard them into the future for the benefit of communities and the public. There are almost fifty thousand protected structures around the country. Many of these are...
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05
DEC
2019

Arts Office: Updates – December 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is pleased to present Places, Histories and Other Matters, a solo exhibition by Helsinki based Meath artist Jane Hughes. Originally from Navan, Jane has worked internationally as a visual artist, curator and educator in Germany and Finland for over a decade. Following her BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design Dublin in 2006, Jane went on to complete an MA in Environmental Art at Aalto University Helsinki in 2012. Her work relates to social history and is largely researched from old photographic sources. Hughes paints from images...
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04
DEC
2019

LMETB Community Education Direct Tuition Hours: Spring 2020 programme OPEN

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The LMETB Community Education Spring 2020 Direct Tuition Course Application is now open. Please find attached the Spring 2020 Application Form below: LMETB Spring 2020 tuition – application form The closing date for returning completed application forms is Thursday 19th December 2019 Please post to: Jackie Breen, Community Education Facilitator, Further Education & Training, LMETB, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath.
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03
DEC
2019

MAHS: Unveiling of the memorial plaque to Alice Stopford Green – Saturday, 7th December, Kells

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The Meath Archaeological and Historical Society are holding an unveiling ceremony for the memorial plaque to Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929)  in Kells on Saturday, 7 December, at 11.30 am.   Minister of State Helen McEntee has agreed to perform the unveiling at the Tourist Centre (Old Courthouse). Dr Angus Mitchell, UL, will give a presentation following an introduction by Dr Christopher McCormack After the presentation, refreshments will be served in the Centre.   Alice Stopford Green was a native of Kells (daughter of the Church of Ireland rector, Archdeacon Stopford), born...
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29
NOV
2019

Our County, Our Voice: What do we want for the future of Meath?

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  A number of key strategies will be set in 2020 that will shape the future of Meath.   We need a clear vision from our communities of the values, priorities and actions that should be reflected in these plans.   We need to bring groups together and create this vision and the language to express it.   The tool we can use to create this vision & shape this language is the Community Well-Being Model under the brand of the Meath PPN.   Workshops in 2020 will take place on the dates below: January 14th – Trim February 4th – Navan February 5th – Ashbourne  ...
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27
NOV
2019

Have your say on New Environmental Levies Proposal

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The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment is seeking views on the proposed introduction of new environmental levies, such as a coffee cup levy, waste recovery levy and increases to the plastic bag and landfill levies. This consultation will help inform the development of new levies on a phased basis from 2020-2025, aimed at encouraging positive environmental behavioural change and climate action. For further please see link here to the Department’s website. The public consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 20 December 2019.​ Submissions may be made by email...
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27
NOV
2019

Drumconrath Christmas Fair – Sunday 1st December

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The Christmas Craft and Trade Fair is taking place on Sunday 1st December 2019 from 12noon to 4pm in Drumconrath GFC Centre.  Santa will be in attendance from 1pm to 3pm.
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26
NOV
2019

Have your say on a Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy

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A recent National Positive Ageing Strategy – Stakeholder Forum highlighted the difficulty experienced by senior citizens when using public transport. Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are conducting a public consultation on a Review of Sustainable Mobility Policy and have provided the link below for groups and Departments who wish to participate in the consultation. Infomation on the public consultation and background is available here  The public consultation will commence on 14th November 2019 and conclude on 24st January 2020. To make a submission, please email responses...
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22
NOV
2019

Walk in Their Shoes – 9th December

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Walk in Their Shoes-A Visual Representation of Domestic Abuse in Co. Meath and the work of MWRSS marking the 16 Days  Campaign Against Gender Based Violence Meath Women’s Refuge and Support Services cordially invite you to a visual exhibition with speakers on the eve of International Human Rights Day, to mark the end of the 16 Days of Action Against Violence. Speakers include Anastasia Crickley former Head of Department Applied Social Studies in Maynooth University, former Chair of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency who commissioned an EU wide study on gender-based violence in 2014 which...
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22
NOV
2019

Meath PPN Community Defibrillator Programme: open for applications

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The Meath PPN are accepting applications from Community First Responder groups active in the county for debrillator units.    Application Process for Defibrillators Application forms are available here:  Application Form – Defib R2 2019 All completed applications, meeting the criteria outlined must be submitted to meathppn@meathcoco.ie by the closing date of 5pm Friday 6th December  2019   Who can apply? Applicant groups will need to: Be set up as a Cardiac First Responders group and registered with the National Ambulance Service Be registered with the PPN Provide the...
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21
NOV
2019

Call for Expressions of Interest – Community and Voluntary Sector Stakeholder Seats

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Cross-Sectoral Group on Local and Community Development (2019 – 2024) Call for Expressions of Interest – Community and Voluntary Sector Stakeholder Seats Published: 20 November 2019 From: Department of Rural and Community Development Background On August 28th 2019, Minister Michael Ring launched Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities: A five-year strategy to support the community and voluntary sector in Ireland 2019- 2024. The publication of this Strategy is the culmination of a number of years work by the Department of Rural and Community Development, supported by the...
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21
NOV
2019

The Wheel: Meet, Share & Learn Gathering – Drogheda, Tuesday 26th November

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Come and network the room with our Meet, Share and Learn gathering in Drogheda on Tuesday 26 November from 2pm-4.30pm. Connect with fellow community organisations in your area, share your experiences and the challenges that impact on your work and learn about innovative approaches to addressing issues that affect you. This gathering will have a special focus on how organisations can maintain good working relationships between staff, volunteers and trustees and practical ways to deal with issues when they arise. You will leave the session with greater awareness about the resources...
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19
NOV
2019

FASN Annual Commemoration Service – 29th November

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Taking place at 6.30pm on Friday 29th November 2019 in Lios Dubh, Armagh Road, Dundalk.
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19
NOV
2019

Bulky household waste collection: last of 2019 on Saturday November 30th,

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The last bulky household waste collection of the year will take place on Saturday November 30th 2019 Available at Kells, Navan & Trim Recycling Centres from 9am – 4.30pm for: Old, Broken or Unwanted Toys Duvets, Pillows, Sheets, Blankets, Quilts, Bedspreads and Throws Mattress Toppers, electric blankets etc   Note: mattresses, beds and bases not included in this event.
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15
NOV
2019

Podcast on the Charities Governance Code

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Carmichael Podcast Episode 2: The Charities Governance Code Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, and Derek O’Reilly Training Manager, Carmichael, in conversation about the Charities Governance Code. This conversation provides practical insights into the Code and how to go about the compliance process. It touches on the challenges and pitfalls, as well as resources, supports and key dates to ensure full compliance by 2021. Listen here.   Full details of the Code are available here.   Source: carmichaelireland.ie/
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15
NOV
2019

Social Justice Ireland: Weekly Digest

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Weekly Digest 15th November In case you missed them, the top stories from our website this week…   Sustainability, the Environment and Rural Communities Budget 2020 does not contain the ‘bold and new decisions’ required to meet the ‘defining challenge’ of climate change, and there was no progress on examining subsidies that the CSO has highlighted as potentially environmentally damaging. Read More.   Acknowledging policy progress We have been analysing and critiquing the Government’s annual budget since 1988, outlining proposals in advance and providing detailed analysis...
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15
NOV
2019

Are you ready for winter?

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  Check out the information contained in this leaflet: Be Winter-Ready: You, Your Community & the Winter   Additional information contained in this booklet:  Be Winter Ready Booklet   Information is available on the website www.winterready.ie/
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15
NOV
2019

Dormant Accounts Fund: Action Plan 2020

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Published: 11 November 2019 From: Department of Rural and Community Development The 2020 Action Plan allocates funding of €45.5 million to 43 measures to be delivered across 9 Government Departments. Money in the Dormant Accounts Fund can be used to fund measures that address economic, social, or educational disadvantage and to support people with a disability. This Action Plan builds on previous plans and ensures continued support for individuals and organisations right across the country. The funding will assist the most vulnerable people in our society, promote social inclusion and...
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15
NOV
2019

Meath Archaeological & Historical Society: Upcoming Events

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  The Life and Times of Napper Tandy A lecture by by Brendan Matthews. Venue: GAA Hall, Stamullen, Co. Meath. Sunday, November 17th at 3:00 pm. Contact: Tom French, Hon. Sec. – 087 4119633   The Celtic Revival A public seminar organised by the Meath History Workshop and supported by  Meath County Council under the Decade of Commemorations programme. Saturday, 23 November 2019, 2:00-4:30pm Columbanus Hall, Cannon Row, Navan,   Speakers: The Revival and the Irish Republic of Letters –  Dr P.J. Mathews (School of English, Drama and Film, UCD)   St Patrick’s College,...
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14
NOV
2019

Blood Donation Clinics

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The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Mobile Unit will be located across Meath in the coming months:   Ratoath – 18th November 2019 from 16.30 – 20.00 Ratoath GAA Club Sean Eiffe Park Brownstown     Athboy – 19th November 2019 from 16.30-20.00 Darnley Lodge Hotel Athboy   Ashbourne 2nd January 2020 from 15.30 – 19.00 3rd January 2020 from 11.30 – 15.00 Ashbourne House Hotel Ashbourne   Slane – 5th January 11.30 – 15.00 Teach Raithneach Starinagh Collon   Trim –  6th January 2020 from16.30 – 20.00 7th January...
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14
NOV
2019

RSA Check It Fits – Dunshaughlin, Friday 29th November

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This November the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.   Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major adjustment, of which 3% were deemed not fit for...
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08
NOV
2019

Professional Arts Development Fund 2019: Phase 2

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  Meath County Council Arts Office are pleased to announce Phase 2 of the Professional Artists Development Fund 2019.  This award is intended to support Meath based professional arts practitioners in the delivery of their work and in particular, in the development of new work. Details: The maximum grant available is €1,000 and assistance shall be given to artists currently living in County Meath ONLY. Artists who have already received an award under the Meath County Council Arts Grants Schemes in 2019 are ineligible to apply. Completed Application forms must be submitted by Post or...
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08
NOV
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership: November Updates

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  Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop Monday 11th November | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Windtown Unity Centre, Navan The third part of Sport Ireland’s Child Welfare & Protection Training Programme is the Designated Liaison Person workshop. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency and/or An Garda Siochána. It is recommended that this person is a senior club...
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08
NOV
2019

NALA Family Learning Conference: 28th November

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The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) are holding a Family Learning Conference on the 28th November 2019. The event will take place in the Aisling Hotel Dublin  on Thursday, November 28 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM This event will look at creative approaches to family learning. Guest speaker topics include: Engaging with your child and building vocabulary through dialogic story reading Big ideas in literacy, critical literacy and oral literacy ArgiKids: Engage, educate and empower   There are also free workshops you can attend including: Empowering parents and children in their...
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07
NOV
2019

N2 Slane Bypass – Public Consultation

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Meath County Council invites you to a Public Consultation to view and comment on the Emerging Preferred Option for the N2 Slane Bypass. Come along, view the plans and tell us your views. Location: Conyngham Arms Hotel, Slane, Co. Meath Date and Time: Thursday, 14th November 2019 between 2.00pm and 8.00pm
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07
NOV
2019

Guth Gafa Documentary Film Festival: Call for Volunteers

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The 13th Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival (14th – 17th November 2019) is now actively recruiting volunteers for this year’s festival!   ‘We believe in supporting the next generation of Irish filmmakers and film enthusiasts, and the festival is a great way to immerse yourself in the most influential documentary filmmakers from around the world. Also this year we are moving to Kells Town into The Mercy Convent Chapels. It will be great fun and a fantastic feat to help turn these chapels into a Festival Hub.’ David Rane, Festival Director Guth Gafa.   Guth Gafa...
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06
NOV
2019

Funding Point Meath Digest: November/December 2019

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The November-December 2019 Funding Point Digest for Meath is available to download below: Fundingpoint Local Access – Meath County Council Nov – Dec 2019  
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04
NOV
2019

Bettystown Christmas Event: 30th November 2019

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The Bettystown Christmas Event is scheduled to place in Bettystown on Saturday November 30th. The day starts off with a Craft Fair, from 1.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. in The Neptune Hotel. In addition to the Craft Fair, a raffle and a food drive of non-perishable food items will be held at the fair, with all raffle proceeds and food donations going to the local branch of St. Vincent dePaul. There will be 20 craft tables to shop at and you can always try your luck in the raffle. The DJ will be on the street stage at 5.00 p.m. with carol singing by students from the local primary schools from...
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30
OCT
2019

Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is inviting applications under the Small Capital Grants Scheme for Social Enterprises. The scheme, which is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund , will provide grants of between €2,000 and €15,000 for equipment, repairs or refurbishments which will enable social enterprises to improve their service delivery. The scheme is being administered on the Department’s behalf by the network of Local Development Companies (LDCs) which are located throughout the country. Final decisions on funding will be made by the Department of Rural and Community...
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30
OCT
2019

Presentations delivered at the National PPN Conference 2019

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Please find copies of presentations below:   Reports: Building Community Resilience – Wexford PPN Access for All – report on disability awareness workshops in Kerry Creating a local sustainable future – report from South East PPN conference Linkage Groups – Fingal PPN CYPSC Linkage Group – Tipperary PPN Making a successful application – presentation DRCD PPN Conference – report on panel discussion PPN SPCs by county Workshops: Developing & using a vision for community wellbeing – Wicklow PPN & Feedback Local Community...
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29
OCT
2019

Second round of scheme to install Carbon Monoxide Alarms for the Elderly and Vulnerable now open

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  During the summer, Muintir na Tire advertised a new pilot scheme to install Carbon Monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and vulnerable people in our communities. We had a great response and already almost 2,500 alarms have been distributed throughout the country. Here in the Eastern Region I received applications for in excess of 800 alarms. The second round is now open and will remain so until we have exhausted the supply of available alarms. So don’t delay please apply as soon as possible! But why is this important anyway? Did you know that an average of 41 people a year...
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22
OCT
2019

Special Event in Co. Meath with Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD: 21st November

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Europe for Citizens: Exploring European Funding & Values We are delighted to invite you to a special evening in Kells on Thursday 21 November 2019 with Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD. Part of our European Programme hosted by our Regional Champion in your area, Marjan Boers, this event will ignite interactive discussions on: Europe: What does it mean to you? Deirdre Finlay, European Programmes Manager, will facilitate a discussion on European citizenship and invite Helen McEntee TD to provide an input on her work on European affairs. Funding:  We are the...
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16
OCT
2019

MCC Arts Office: News & Events October 2019

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An Evening of Music, Song, Poetry & Dance with Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Manchán Magan, Éamon Ó Donnchadha, Tom French, Éanna Ó Cróinín, Bernadette Nic Gabhann, Jack Lynch, Nigel Davey & Na Casaidigh. In Anam an Athar: Fr Eoghan O’Growney, Priest & Patriot Athboy Priest, scholar, and key figure in the Gaelic revival of the late 19th century, Fr Eoghan O’Growney will be celebrated with a night of traditional music, song, poetry        and dance at Solstice. Where:  Solstice Arts Centre, Navan When: Thursday 17th October at 8pm Tickets: €16 / €14 (conc) Phone (046) 9092300 or...
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16
OCT
2019

ESB Networks Smart Metering: Information Event 22nd October

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As part of the National Climate Action Plan ESB Networks will replace 2.4 million electricity meters with next generation smart meters in every home, farm and business across Ireland by the end of 2024. Meath County Council is hosting an information event at Buvinda House where ESB Networks will be available to answer your questions on the day and provide a brief overview of the programme   Date: Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 Venue: Meath County Council Offices, Buvinda House, Navan Time: 16.00 – 19.00 RSVP: sinead.bruton2@esb.ie   Context As part of the National Climate Action...
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15
OCT
2019

FASN Quiz Night – 1st November

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10
OCT
2019

Meath JPC: Public Meeting 16th October

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Meath County Council’s Joint Policing Committee is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 at 7.30pm in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells. The purpose of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to provide a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authorities administrative area of Co Meath. Members of the public are invited to attend and make their views known or ask questions of the members of the committee with regard to general policing and crime prevention.  To facilitate the preparation of a full response to...
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10
OCT
2019

Julianstown & District Community Association: Public Meeting 16th October

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Julianstown & District Community Association are holding a public meeting to discuss traffic in Julianstown and its effect on the residents of South Drogheda and East Meath. The meeting will take place in the Glenside Hotel on the 16th October at 8 pm
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09
OCT
2019

Púca Halloween Festival: Call for Volunteers

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The Puca Halloween festival is an exciting new Halloween Festival celebrating Samhain and its origins in the Boyne Valley. It is taking place this Halloween in the Boyne Valley and they are looking for volunteers to become Artists Trainees or Festival Assistants. Become an artist trainee and help artists with a music venue or art installations. Artist Trainee – link Volunteer as a festival assistant in a public facing role welcoming visitors and with crowd control amongst other roles. Event Volunteer – link
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09
OCT
2019

Information Meeting: What’s happening in the Inny River and L. Sheelin catchment? 16th October, Oldcastle

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The Inny River with Lough Sheelin is one of 190 catchments throughout Ireland which have been prioritised to protect and restore water quality. The priority area for action spans the three counties of Cavan, Meath and Westmeath and includes an area north of Ballyheelin townland, west of Mountnugent village and as far south as Oldcastle and Dromone. All tributaries terminate in Lough Sheelin lake before outflowing from the catchment at Finnea. You are invited to a community meeting about what it means to be a part of an area for action. This is a new way of working to improve water quality...
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08
OCT
2019

Have your say on Boyne Greenway proposals

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Boyne Greenway –Drogheda to Mornington: Non-Statutory Public Consultation Meath County Council is opening a process of public consultation on Friday the 30th of August around proposals that could provide a pedestrian and cycle facility from Drogheda Town to Mornington. The Consultants working on the Scheme have considered a number of options and identified an emerging preferred route. This forms the basis for our “Emerging Preferred Scheme” which seeks to achieve a comprehensive solution that provides a cycle and pedestrian route, and considers the environmental and ecological constraints...
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08
OCT
2019

Create & Dublin Fringe Festival announce 2019 Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary

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  Create, in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival, are delighted to announce that the 2019 Artist in the Community Scheme Bursary Award takes the focus of Collaborative Arts and Theatre.   The objective of the Artist in the Community (AIC) Scheme Bursary Award, offered once a year, is to support individual professional artists whose practice centres on collaboration with individuals or groups (non-arts professionals). The AIC Bursary Award 2019: Collaborative Arts and Theatre aims to support individual professional artists working in collaborative socially engaged forms of...
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08
OCT
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership – October Update

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Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection  Tuesday 22nd October | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Kells Peoples Resource Centre, Kells This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337. For full list of courses please see http://www.meathsports.ie/events/    Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Training  Monday 14th October |...
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07
OCT
2019

RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service: 10th & 12th October dates

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The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath This October the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision. Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats required a major...
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07
OCT
2019

Have your say on Meath County Council’s Corporate Plan for 2019-2024.

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Meath County Council is currently reviewing its Corporate Plan, which is scheduled for adoption by the full Council at its meeting on December 2. As part of this process, Meath PPN member groups have an opportunity to input into the formulation of the new Corporate Plan for 2019-2024. You can provide your views here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCC-CorporatePlan The closing date for responses is Tuesday, October 29 at 5pm. The consultation is semi-structured in nature, in that you are provided with an outline of key elements of the Corporate Plan and asked to respond to these. Not all...
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03
OCT
2019

Free local CPR training in your community: Irish Heart Foundation

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  The Irish Heart Foundation have developed the FREE Hands for Life CPR Programme which is very kindly sponsored by Abbott and ESB Networks.   Why are we asking you to help us? 13 people die from a cardiac arrest every day in Ireland and over 70% of these will happen in the home. Therefore, the chances are that if you ever need to perform CPR it will be on someone you know and care about, so we want to ensure that if you ever encounter this scenario you will be prepared by knowing how to perform CPR.   CPR is a simple skill and by attending this one-hour course your level...
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30
SEP
2019

Smart Metering – Information Event 22nd October

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As part of the National Climate Action Plan ESB Networks will replace 2.4 million electricity meters with next generation smart meters in every home, farm and business across Ireland by the end of 2024. Meath County Council is hosting an information event at Buvinda House where ESB Networks will be available to answer your questions on the day and provide a brief overview of the programme Date:             Tuesday, October 22nd 2019 Venue:          Meath County Council Offices, Buvinda House, Navan Time:            4pm – 7pm RSVP:           sinead.bruton2@esb.ie   Navan and...
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27
SEP
2019

Kells MD: What would make your community the best place to belong? Have your say on Friday 4th October in Kells.

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The Meath PPN wish to bring member groups in the Kells Municipal District together to discuss the following questions:   What would make your community the best place to belong? What do we have and what do we need to help our community to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours?   The event will take place from 7pm on the 4th October in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.   We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area.   The...
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27
SEP
2019

Embracing Diversity – A Future Together: Seminar, Ballyhaunis 18th October

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A one-day seminar, Embracing Diversity – A Future Together, will take place in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo on Friday 18th October 2019.   The seminar will examine and chart what has been achieved in the area of Intercultural Integration in a small town and develop recommendations for mapping an integrated future for the town and towns of similar composition.   Contributors will include academic experts and experienced practitioners and will feature strong local community participation. Speakers include Anastasia Crickley, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Dr Veronica Cassidy, Dr Tony Barrett, Dr...
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27
SEP
2019

Fostering information evening: Claremont Stadium, 10th of October at 7pm

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This is a free information event and a current foster will tell of her experience with fostering on the night. Tea/Coffee and biscuits served
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27
SEP
2019

Spark Change Awards & FASN

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  The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is delighted to announce that their organisation has been shortlisted for the Spark Change Awards in the Campaigner, Storyteller, Includer and Connector categories FASN is one of eighteen organisations who have been shortlisted as finalists across six categories. The event will take place in Dublin Castle, Dame Street Dublin 2 – 6pm-8.30pm Friday 18th October 2019 and we would be delighted if you or a representative could attend and support us. Please click on the link to register yo...
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27
SEP
2019

Youth Daffodil Challenge

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  Following on from our young people’s enthusiasm with the recent climate change marches worldwide, let’s see if we can put positive actions by them into making a real difference in our communities with this Youth Daffodil Challenge!   Step 1. Sign up, 400 daffodil bulbs will be delivered to your school or community group. Step 2. Choose an area or public space in your community to plant them. Step 3. When in Bloom, cut and sell with all proceeds to go to The Irish Cancer Society.   This is a practical way that children and youth groups can help with climate...
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26
SEP
2019

2018 Annual Report of PPNs

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Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development launched the 2018 Annual Report of the Public Participation Network (PPNs) on the 25th September. The statement from Minister Canney is available here A copy of the PPN Annual Report is available below to download: PPN Annual Report 2018 Some as the key highlights of the report are outlined below:  
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23
SEP
2019

Charity Impact Awards

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The 2019 Charity Impact Awards is now open for entries The Charity Impact Awards celebrates the positive impact charities make in people’s lives by telling the stories of these organisations and the people behind them. For information on awards categories please see here The closing date for nominations is the 2nd October 2019 www.charityimpactawards.ie  
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23
SEP
2019

Kells MD: What would make your community the best place to belong? Have your say on Friday 4th October in Kells.

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The Meath PPN wish to bring member groups in the Kells Municipal District together to discuss the following questions:   What would make your community the best place to belong? What do we have and what do we need to help our community to be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow on from ours?   The event will take place from 7pm on the 4th October in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells.   We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area.   The...
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20
SEP
2019

Meath Garda Youth Awards 2019

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Please find an application form below: Application Meath Garda Youth Awards 2019
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19
SEP
2019

MCC Climate Action Strategy

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Meath County Council officially launched it’s Climate Action Strategy on the 16th September 2019. Copies of the strategy are available to download below: MCC Climate Action Strategy MCC Climate Action Strategy – Executive Summary The Climate Action Strategy sets out over 150 actions and addresses both adaptation and mitigation, covering 8 thematic areas. Videos to highlight actions individuals can take to make a difference and promote Meath as a climate resilient county have also been made (links below): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL8SCemJNe0 https://youtu.be/3FvFQ5bke78...
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19
SEP
2019

10 Steps to Sustainable Community Financing: Event in Athlone 25th Sept

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Bank of Ireland are working with the Wheel to support the delivery of a number of free workshops in selected Bank of Ireland locations in autumn 2019. These workshops are aimed at local community groups and leaders in helping them develop a more sustainable funding model for the future. This course will provide you with a process and tools to adequately asses your own particular situation and come up with a funding model that stable, suitable and sufficient to your needs. By the end of the course you will: • Understand what sustainable funding is and how it could work for your...
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13
SEP
2019

RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath

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  The RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Meath!   This October the RSA’s Check it Fits service in partnership with Toyota will be visiting County Meath. Did you know it’s the law that all children under 150cms or 36kgs must use a child car seat appropriate to their weight and height. In Ireland as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted which can lead to serious injury or even death in a collision.   Since October 2013, the RSA’s ‘Check it Fits’ Service has checked over 35,000 child car seats and restraints in Ireland. Worryingly, 79% of seats...
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13
SEP
2019

Meath Sports Partnership – Autumn E-Zine

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The latest Meath Local Sports Partnership  E-Newsletter for Autumn 2019 is now available. Packed full of news, updates & upcoming events. Click here to view Meath LSP Autumn/Winter Ezine    
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13
SEP
2019

Free Online Training with SCOPE & The Wheel

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Are you a small organisation with less than five staff? Or perhaps your community group is 100% volunteer-led. If you or your volunteers are in need of training, then you may be in luck! Together with our European partners, The Wheel is developing an e-learning platform especially for small nonprofits. Our SCOPE training platform will cover the following key topics: Governance Fundraising Financial Management Risk Management Communications   Modules will provide entry level information and training on important matters related to running a nonprofit. One of the goals of SCOPE is to...
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13
SEP
2019

DRCD Rural Policy Consultation – Town Hall events

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing a new, whole-of-Government rural development policy for Ireland.  This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three-year timeframe in 2019.   The Department is now holding two public consultation events, in September and October, to inform the next phase of rural development policy for Ireland. These workshops will seek to obtain the views of people living and working in rural Ireland on the challenges and opportunities facing...
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10
SEP
2019

MCC Arts Office: News & Updates – September 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present Following Contours, an exhibition by Bernadette Tuite.   Tuite is the Meath County Council Arts Office Going Solo Graduate Award recipient of 2019. Following Contours will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 2nd September. The exhibition will feature a combination of beautifully hand-crafted sculptural ceramic vessels, landscape photography and an audio soundscape. Accompanying the art works will be material samples, a video and sketch books; all intended...
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10
SEP
2019

Rural Policy 2020 – Public Consultation Survey

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The Department of Rural and Community Development is currently developing  a new whole-of-government rural development policy for Ireland. This will follow on from the Action Plan for Rural Development which was published in January 2017 and reaches the end of its three year timeframe in 2019. The new rural policy will be forward looking with a 5 year timeframe and will focus on strengthening our rural communities and economies. It will take account of emerging economic, societal and international developments. These include changing demographics within rural communities, the increasing...
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09
SEP
2019

Púca Halloween Festival: Information Sessions

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  PÚCA – Where Halloween’s Story Begins Information Sessions Don’t Miss Out, Be Part of the Festival   Ireland’s Ancient East will play host to the newly established contemporary and awe-inspiring Púca Festival which is designed to capture the original and authentic spirit of Samhain across 3 breath-taking nights of music, food, light and spectacle (October 31st – November 2nd).   Fáilte Ireland, Louth County Council and Meath County Council, together with Curated Place would like to invite you to an information session to discuss how Púca...
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06
SEP
2019

Social Justice Ireland: Training and Facilitation Programme – Autumn / Winter 2019

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Training and Facilitation Programme Our new Training and Facilitation Programme is now available! All training is available to PPN staff, Secretariat Members, PPN Representatives and Member Groups. In addition, any aspect of this programme can be delivered at county level to a specific PPN or PPN member group. It can also be delivered on a thematic or a regional basis as requested. We are committed to offering training which is useful and relevant, and so will work with you to customise our programmes to the needs of the target group in each area. More information is available by...
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05
SEP
2019

Programme: Parenting When Separated

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Parenting when separated – information PWS Application (1)
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04
SEP
2019

Development Perspectives – trainer recruitment, Meitheal Programme

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Development Perspectives (DP) is seeking to fill the role of Trainer within “Meitheal”. Meitheal is a new Development Education strategic partnership programme for the adult and community education sector in Ireland. DP is the lead partner in the consortium, which also includes AONTAS, Concern Worldwide, Irish Rural Link and the Adult and Community Education Dept of Maynooth University This part-time role is based on a salary of €30,000 (pro-rata) and will commence in late September / early October up until the end of 2021. A full job description can be found at...
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04
SEP
2019

Funding Point Meath Digest: September/October 2019

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The September-October 2019 Funding Point Digest for Meath is available to download below: Meath Local Funding Digest – Sep – Oct 2019
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02
SEP
2019

Review of Local Community Development Committees

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The Department of Rural and Community Development (the Department) commenced a review of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) in October 2017. The review sought to assess strategic and operational development of LCDCs in the three years since they were established and to identify opportunities to strengthen and support them in the coming years. Please find a copy of the completed LCDC Review Report below: Review of LCDCs 2019
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30
AUG
2019

Defibrillators – application process is open

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Application Process for Defibrillators Application forms are available here: MPPN Defib Application Form 1 All completed applications, meeting the criteria outlined must be submitted to meathppn@meathcoco.ie by the closing date of Friday 20th Sept 2019   Who can apply? Applicant groups will need to: Be set up as a Cardiac First Responders group and registered with the National Ambulance Service Be registered with the PPN Provide the supporting documentation required Have a suitable location for the device and all relevant permissions to attach the defibrillator Have appropriate...
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30
AUG
2019

Insurance Survey – Results

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Thank you for responding to the insurance survey Please find reports below regarding both Meath and national results. Meath Insurance Summary (1) Insurance Nat.Survey Final The information gathered has been reviewed by the Secretariat and they are looking at some key actions to address the cost of insurance to include public liability, activities within groups that increase costs, group schemes, impact on the cost if a risk assessment is carried out by groups and proposing a national campaign on both reducing the cost of insurance for groups and reducing the number of claims being made....
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30
AUG
2019

What would make your community the best place to belong?

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What would make your community the best place to belong? Meath Public Participation Network will be organising an event in your area to get your views. We will be looking to tap into your local knowledge so that future planning in Meath will take into consideration what you want for your area. You will be asked to consider and give your views on the following:     It is important to us to have your input and we ask that your group attend the event in your District. We will advise you when and where we will be holding the events over the coming weeks so watch out for our emails....
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28
AUG
2019

Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities Strategy

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Sustainable, Inclusive and Empowered Communities: A Five-Year Strategy to Support the Community and Voluntary Sector in Ireland 2019-2024 Published: 28 August 2019 From: Department of Rural and Community Development The Strategy to Support the Community & Voluntary Sector in Ireland sets out a long-term vision for our communities in Ireland. With actions to be implemented over the next five years, the Strategy sets a general direction of travel for Government policy in relation to community development, local development and the community and voluntary sector for the coming years. It...
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28
AUG
2019

Halloween Festival and Events Seminar – Sept 14th Ballinasloe

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Next month sees the first ever Halloween Events Seminar run by AOIFE (Association of Irish Festival and Events) to engage with 110 plus Halloween event organisers in the Country. AOIFE’s Executive Director and Creative Director with some keynotes from successful pioneering Halloween events will deliver the day long programme which is targeted for community groups, volunteers and not for profits who wish to use the growing popularity of the Samhain tradition to produce a fun, creative and safe events. Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth...
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28
AUG
2019

LMETB Community Education Autumn 2019 Direct Tuition Application NOW OPEN

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The LMETB Community Education Autumn 2019 Direct Tuition Course Application is now open.   Please find information & Autumn 2019 application form below: Autumn 2019 Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-Tuition Hours and Advert   The closing date for returning completed application forms is Friday 6th September 2019   Please post to Jackie Breen, Community Education Facilitator, Further Education & Training, LMETB, Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath.   Further information:   Jackie Breen Community Education Facilitator (Meath) Further Education &...
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28
AUG
2019
22
AUG
2019

The Game of Bridge 

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This year the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) is having a major promotion on the game of bridge throughout Ireland. The basic aim is to get people to learn this great card game and then experience the joy and pleasure that bridge will give them when playing in a bridge club. The way the promotion is being done is by having venues such as shopping centres, community centres, libraries, bridge clubs, etc. where club members will meet and greet people and hand out a leaflet and information on bridge classes in the area of the venue. The promotion will also be supported by...
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21
AUG
2019

Community Environment Action Fund 2019 (previously Local Agenda 21)

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The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund (LA21) which has operated since 1997, promotes sustainable development by assisting small-scale environmental projects at local level. The Scheme has been renamed the Community Environment Action Fund from 2019 onwards.   The projects involve partnership arrangements between local authorities and various local groups including community groups, schools and environmental NGOs. The Community Environment Action Fund assists sustainable development from the ground-up and facilitates, at local level, the achievement of the objectives of...
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21
AUG
2019

Fresh Start programme in Meath: recruitment now open

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What is Fresh Start? Fresh Start is a vocational and personal development programme based in Navan in Co. Meath. The programme was developed to meet the needs of people who may need extra support in transitioning between being at home, out of work or not fitting in to the traditional school system to progressing to further education, part time or full time employment. Over the last number of years we are seeing a significant increase in anxiety exacerbated by isolation and lack of social interaction. We have redeveloped the Fresh Start Hybrid programme in 2018 to cater for people who may...
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16
AUG
2019

Keep in touch – Re-Registration of Meath PPN Member Groups

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Why re-register? We would like to stay in touch with you and hope that you will continue your membership of Meath PPN. The current Meath PPN register is almost 5 years old.  Membership and contact information will have changed over time.  All PPNs are requested to re-register groups and ensure the accuracy of membership records in accordance with GDPR and good governance.   What is the process for re-registration? We will be making contact with the primary contact for each group registered with Meath PPN before 2019 Emails will be sent  during the  week commencing 19th August. The...
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16
AUG
2019

Heritage Week in County Meath 2019

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Get a chance to a be an archaeologist at a community dig in Trim, reminisce about past times in Navan, hear traditional Japanese Taiko drummers at Newgrange, enjoy a guided tour of Devenish lands at Dowth and the Kells TypeTrail, learn about bats in Athboy, or enjoy free admission and tours of OPW sites. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath. National Heritage Week 2019 will take place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August 2019 and this year’s theme is ‘’Pastimes | Past Times’. Heritage Week is a chance to get out and about and explore...
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16
AUG
2019

Arts Office: News & Events – August 2019

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Meath County Council Arts Office is delighted to present a 10-year retrospective exhibition by the Kells Type Trail Collective entitled: A Canvas of Type A Canvas of Type will show at the Toradh2 Gallery located in the newly renovated former Courthouse in the centre of Kells town from 5th July and will continue until 23rd August 2019. Coinciding with this year’s Type Trail Festival which is currently in its tenth year, A Canvas of Type looks back at some of the pieces submitted to the festival since its inception a decade ago. The annual Type Trail festival celebrates typography and...
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15
AUG
2019

AONTAS: New Website for Adult Learning Pathways

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www.OneStepUp.ie The revamped www.OneStepUp.ie website has been launched as part of an information campaign to raise awareness about the One Step Up Information and Referral Service managed by AONTAS. The new website is more interactive and user-friendly than ever. AONTAS provides this free information and referral service under the European Agenda for Adult Learning project ‘Increasing Pathways, Increasing Participation’. One Step Up guides thousands of adult learners every year towards information sources and a range of services that support them into education. Please click here for...
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15
AUG
2019

Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) – Vacancy

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Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) Meath Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was established in 2009 under the Garda Síochána Act 2005. Its overall aim is to act as a forum for consultation, discussion and recommendations on matters affecting policing. The Joint Policing Committee’s stated role outlines the need to: Keep under review: the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti social behaviour (including the patterns and levels of misuse of alcohol and drugs) and the underlying factors that contribute to these issues. Advise the local authority and the Garda Siochana on how...
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15
AUG
2019

Development Perspectives – Newsletter

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Please find a link below to  the Development Perspectives Newsletter: DP Newsletter Link   Contact: +(353)-41-9801005 info@developmentperspectives.ie www.developmentperspectives.ie  
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14
AUG
2019

National PPN Conference Carlow, 10th & 11th October 2019: Agenda

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Following on from the success of Sligo in 2017 and Athlone in 2018, this year’s Conference, which is being hosted by Carlow PPN, will be held on 10th & 11th October in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow. Please find a the a copy of the National PPN Conference Agenda 2019 and also a link to Eventbrite  for booking details. The Annual Conference is a means to showcase the operation of PPNs in practice and highlight best practice experiences. It makes for an ideal setting to hear of the achievements of PPNs within their respective counties in partnership with stakeholders and an ideal...
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13
AUG
2019

Meath Digital Strategy Draft – Have Your Say

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Following on from the Public Consultation and Stakeholder engagement in February and March 2019, we have now drafted the Meath Digital Strategy- “Meath, a connected county”. A copy of the draft strategy is available below to download: Meath Digital Strategy -2020- 20190719 This strategy seeks to address your priorities to improve Digital Infrastructure, improve Digital Skills training, improve the opportunities for business and employees through digital tools and improve the Council services. We want to get your feedback on this draft strategy which will have annual progress targets to...
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13
AUG
2019
09
AUG
2019

Meath Local Sports Partnership – August Updates

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  Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Tuesday 24th September | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Claremont Stadium, Navan This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337. For full list of courses please see http://www.meathsports.ie/events/     Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer  Thursday 19th September |...
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07
AUG
2019

Heritage Week 2019 – Newsletter

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Only two weeks to go… With only two weeks to go until the start of National Heritage Week 2019, excitement is building around the country as community groups and organisations make final preparations ahead of the multitude of events taking place nationwide between 17 – 25 August. This year’s theme of Pastimes | Past Times explores how our free time has been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport, music and more. In the video below, Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan talks about this theme, and encourages communities across...
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06
AUG
2019

Pakman Award -Showcase your Environmental Achievements

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The Pakman Awards were launched in 2015 by Repak to replace the Repak Recycling Awards and allow more accessibility to the awards for all organisations who demonstrate their sustainability and environmental efforts. The Pakman Awards are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and initiatives in Ireland.   The Pakman Award – Community Recycling Initiative of the Year category. This award is open to community groups, initiatives or those in a partnership with their Local Authority such as Bring...
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02
AUG
2019

Get Involved in the Dig Blackfriary Site 13th – 24th August

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Hi Everyone, We are delighted to announce that we are hosting another community dig this year at the Blackfriary site! Dates: Tuesday August 13th to Saturday August 24th (Closed Sunday 18th). This will be a continuation of our community phase of the Blackfriary Excavations; The Medieval Garden Restoration Project. We plan to open two new cuttings focused on the edge of the monastic gardens where the Medieval town boundary hopefully is! For those of you who haven’t been with us before, below is some information. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know may be interested. What is the...
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29
JUL
2019

Don’t Forget to Have Your Say

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Please see below consultations currently open for submissions: Draft SPC Scheme for Meath County Council – feedback welcome on the Meath County Council scheme for Strategic Policy Committees. Meath Digital Strategy Draft – input welcome on the issues, needs and actions contained in the strategy Draft Litter Management Plan for Meath – input welcome on the plan to manage litter in our county Proposed Amendments to Foreshore Byelaws 2010 – check out the proposal & maps and give your feedback All available on https://consult.meath.ie/
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