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ICRR welcomes contract signing for new Air Ambulance Service

Irish Community Rapid Response welcomed the announcement by the Department of Health that a service contract has been signed – and Ireland’s first community Air ambulance will be airborne within weeks. Welcoming the announcement, ICRR said it looked forward to working is strong cooperation with the Department of Health and HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) to deliver a world-class service which will save lives.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

27/06/19

Giancarlo Ramaioli Bursary 2019 update

The successful applicants for this year’s Giancarlo Ramaioli bursary are Rosemary Kunene (Voice of Migrants Ireland), Paul Farrell (St Cronan’s Association), Alison Payne (BITC) and Rachel Lynch (KCCP). They will be taking part in the Felician University Summer School 2019 at All Hallows Campus, DCU, from the 24th to the 28th of June. This year the Post Graduate Course is on Developing a Social Enterprise Business Plan.

Expiry date: 

28/06/19

Increase in Capital Grant Funding for Play and Recreation 2019

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, announced an increase in funding for children’s play and recreation facilities across Ireland. Every year funding is provided to Local Authorities to fund the development of playgrounds across the country. This year Local Authorities applied for funding for projects under the Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation for up to €30,000.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

30/06/19

National Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 – 2022

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Over 11,000 are diagnosed each year, this number is projected to over double by 2045. Yet most skin cancers could be prevented. This first national Skin Cancer Prevention Plan is a landmark commitment, arising from our National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026, and aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

30/06/19

Positive Ageing Indicators 2018

The positive ageing indicators report is an outcomes framework to monitor trends and changes in the participation levels, health, and security of older people in Ireland, at a national level. The positive ageing indicator set was developed by the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative and reported for the first time in 2016.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

05/07/19

Maynooth University Department of International Development: Exciting Scholarship Opportunity

Following the launch of the new Maynooth University Department of International Development in 2019, the Department has decided to enhance its reputation for excellence in teaching and research by offering up to two full EU-fee scholarships to outstanding individuals wishing to pursue the taught MA in International Development.

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Co Kildare

Expiry date: 

12/07/19

Third Europe-wide Innovation in Politics Awards now open for Irish nominations

The third Europe-wide Innovation in Politics Awards is calling for nominations of Irish politicians at local, regional, national and international levels, who have played a significant role in developing new and inspiring projects in: Human Rights, Democracy, Community, Ecology, Civilisation, Prosperity, Jobs & Quality of life.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

15/07/19

Average wait for public cataract surgery is 29 months – Optometrists survey

The average wait for cataract surgery across the country is 29 months – and up to five years in some parts of the country – according to a survey of eye services carried out by Optometrists. The nationwide annual survey of members carried out by the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI) found that the longest wait for public cataract surgery was across Cork county, particularly West Cork at 60 months.

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Nationwide

Expiry date: 

16/07/19

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