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Dublin Samaritans encourage people to ‘Unstruggle Yourself’.  

An awareness campaign ‘Unstruggle Yourself’ has been launched by Dublin Samaritans to remind people that anyone who is experiencing difficulty, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide can call Dublin Samaritans on freephone 116 123, 24/7 – 365 days a year. Read more

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Dublin Samaritans Marks 24/7 Awareness Day

Dublin Samaritans announces partnership with Insomnia for its Awareness Day

Saturday, July 24th (24/7) marks the annual awareness day for Dublin Samaritans.

The date is chosen to remind people that the free phoneline, 116 123, is available 24/7, 365 days a year to those in distress, at risk of suicide or in need of an empathetic listening ear. However big or small a problem may seem, Dublin Samaritans is encouraging people who are struggling to cope, to call the freephone number any time and speak to one of its trained volunteers. You do not have to be suicidal to call. Read more

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Dublin Samaritans launch ‘Learn 2 Listen’ workplace wellbeing workshops

L2L workshops roll out to Dublin Bus and An Post

Dublin Samaritans have launched a new corporate wellbeing programme entitled, ‘Learn 2 Listen’ (L2L). The practical workshop aims to help companies build their emotional-support toolkit, support colleagues who may not be coping and to listen more effectively. Read more

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Position Available: Junior Account Executive Internship

Purcell Masterson is seeking a Junior Account Executive Intern to join our team. The ideal candidate is serious about a career in PR and Communications and would like to gain some agency experience.  Read more

Over half a million family carers in Ireland according to Irish Health Survey

Family carers now saving the state €20bn a year

Figures published today by the CSO from the Irish Health Survey 2019 estimate that one in eight people in Ireland aged over 15 are family carers.  Extrapolation to the national population estimates currently available suggests that some 516,594 people provide regular unpaid care. Previous estimates put this figure at 355,000. Read more

WHAT TO GET YOUR BEST FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS

WHAT TO GET YOUR BEST FRIEND FOR CHRISTMAS

According to a recent survey 91 per cent of pet owners are planning to give a gift to their pet at Christmas. More than 60 per cent of Irish households are pet-parents to either a dog or cat  so that is a lot of Christmas shopping. To make it that bit easier Petmania has launched a range of gifts for our favourite four-legged family member this Christmas. Petmania has a huge range of dog toys available. Read more

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Petmania’s Ten Tips to Protect Pets this Halloween

Media Release 

As the midterm break has begun families are busy carving pumpkins, choosing costumes and planning alternative spooky activities for this year’s unconventional Halloween. What fun…for humans! Petmania are urging pet owners to remember Halloween is a time of great disruption for our four legged family members. Read more

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Petmania to introduce ‘carry-to-car’ service to help maintain social distancing

This week Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced emergency measures which will be in place across the country. All non-essential retailers are to close until at least Sunday, April 19th.

According to www.gov.ie, “retail sale of essential items for the health and welfare of animals, including animal feed and medicines, animal food, pet food and animal supplies including bedding” may remain open. Petmania  would like to reassure its customers that it will remain open throughout the crisis and is now offering a carry-to-car-service to help customers get essential supplies safely and maintain social distancing. Simply call the local Petmania store to place your order the staff will deliver to the car and place them in the boot. Read more

22 NGOs call for additional €100 million Investment in Home Care in Budget 2019

22 NGOs call for additional €100 million Investment in Home Care in Budget 2019

A group of Irelands’ leading not for profit organisations and campaigners came together today, Monday October 1st, to highlight the urgent need for investment in home care services pending the introduction of a statutory home care scheme.

While the Department of Health’s plan to establish a statutory home care scheme by 2021 is welcomed by all groups, people who require home care and their families cannot wait until then to see services improve. While awaiting the introduction of the statutory scheme, interim measures are urgently needed Read more

Tipp tackles climate change with citizen led energy conference

 

Citizens must be mobilised and empowered to lead effective energy and climate transition

Citizens leading Ireland’s Energy and Climate transition is the focal point of an upcoming conference which will take place on Wednesday, September 12th in Hotel Minella, Clonmel, Tipperary.

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