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Text Alert Rebates 2022

By |2022-09-21T10:56:28+00:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|

James Browne TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, has announced an extension of the Text Alert Rebate Scheme. Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships today, the Minister said “I am pleased to announce today that my Department will be providing €150,000 in financial support to Community Text Alert Groups in 2022, continuing this [...]

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Ballinacarrow, Sligo

By |2022-09-21T10:30:15+00:00September 19th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Superintendent P Burke Ballymote, Muintir na Tire Community Alert Development Officer Vanessa Clarke and committee members at the launch of Ballinacarrow Community Text Alert Committee 2022 Every community is very different to even its nearest neighbour so there is no clear answer to this question. Ballinacarrow in Co Sligo recently reactivated. There had been a Community [...]

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Ploughing Ahead

By |2022-09-14T10:15:59+00:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|

Muintir na Tíre, the National Association for Community Development, is returning to the Ploughing Championships (stand 250, in the centre) and looks forward to engaging with community groups and individuals from around the country. CEO, Niall Garvey, said “Our theme this year is re-engagement post-COVID, how groups can re-activate and remain relevant in supporting their communities. [...]

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Personal Information Pack

By |2022-06-09T18:46:06+00:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|Tags: , , , , , , |

Muintir na Tíre has launched a new safety programme – the Personal Information Pack. The Personal Information Pack (PIP) builds on the long-standing success of the Bottle in the Fridge, another Community Alert programme. PIP enables Ambulance and Fire services, An Garda Síochána, or other first responders to immediately access vital information in the event of [...]

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Keep Ireland Talking

By |2020-06-02T13:46:47+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As part of our work as Community Champions throughout the country, we are supporting the Keep Ireland Talking Initiative. Together, we can reduce the feelings of loneliness that people are experiencing. 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 [...]

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Community Champions

By |2020-06-02T13:34:26+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|Tags: , , , , , |

As part of the Government response to COVID-19, a Community Champion has been appointed in each county. Uniquely, Muintir has four staff working as Community Champions, which gives us an insight into the issues arising around the country, and the types of actions being taken. We plan to bring you some of these examples over the [...]

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COVID-19 resources

By |2020-04-03T15:19:16+00:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

The following resources may be useful to Community Groups Essential Service Letter Local Authority Contacts Helpline Numbers by County Covid 19 Home Crime Prevention Advice Community Response Home_delivery_of_medicines NCBI services in co-vid19 covid-19-information-booklet covid-19-prevention-a4-poster covid-19-prevention-a4-poster hand-hygiene-poster-english getting-ready-to-go-to-the-test-centre-explainer-guide-for-children getting-ready-to-go-to-the-test-centre-comic-explainer-guide-for-children

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COVID-19 Blog

By |2020-04-02T15:53:07+00:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|Tags: , , , , , |

We will update this post as new advice becomes available for community groups. 2 April 2020 County Helpline Numbers Each county now has a dedicated Local Authority Helpline. The numbers are available here: Helpline Numbers by County ********************************************************************************************************* 1 April 2020 Home Crime Prevention In these difficult times it is important to remain aware of potential [...]

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National Community Engagement Day

By |2020-06-02T12:52:13+00:00January 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|Tags: , , , , , |

On Friday 31st January The National Rural Safety Forum will host over 300 meet and greet events throughout Ireland. This is an opportunity for local communities to get to know their local Gardaí and community representatives. All are welcome. The National Rural Safety Forum includes Muintir na Tíre, An Garda Síochána, and other community organisations. More [...]

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Text Compensation Scheme

By |2019-04-03T13:41:27+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured on homepage|

Muintir na Tíre has launched a new Text Compensation Scheme. This pilot scheme aims to improve the operation of Community Text Alert, in partnership between Muintir na Tíre and An Garda Síochána. Groups have occasion occasionally complained where they receive alerts they should not have received, and have to pay for these alerts. The scheme will [...]

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