From:                              FridayCommunique

Sent:                               Friday 15 January 2021 16:53

Subject:                          Friday Communiqué - 15th January 2021



Good Afternoon All,


Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Communiqué!


We are getting some wonderful entries in for our Super Connectors Photo Competition. Click this link to see some of the entries that caught our attention this week and please continue to keep sending in your entries to be in with a chance to win a Shop Local Voucher. Click Here


 Louth County Council is supporting Healthy Irelands #KeepWell campaign by undertaking a series of LIVE LMFM interviews on The Gerry Kelly Show every Tuesday for the next five weeks. This week’s interview is with Graham Russell from our Louth Sports Partnership and Mary Murphy from Meath Sports Partnership, so tune in on Tuesday 19th January @ 2.30pm. Click here for interview schedule.


Did you know that the HSE have translated some of their key information posters into 28 different languages so that the message will reach far and wide? Click here  


Remember, Louth Community Call remains fully active and are here to assist those who are elderly and/or vulnerable in our Community. For contact details, Click here and please circulate this information within your Networks so that all those who are elderly or vulnerable at this time can be looked after.


Please note that all requests to use the PPN Zoom account are now to be made by emailing Anna-marie at Further information on what details are required can be found in the Resources Section below.


Stay Safe!


Best regards, 


Gráinne Carroll

PPN Coordinator






1.   Government ‘Keep Well’ Campaign. Click Here

2.   HSE Updated COVID-19 Resources. Click Here

3. **NEW**  COVID-19 Information  – HSE Communications Stakeholders Updates. Click Here

4.   Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Government Plan for living with COVID-19. Click Here





·         **NEW** NYCI – Guidance for Youth Organisations. Click Here

·         **NEW** About the Irish Health System – A Guide for Refugees and other Migrants. Click Here

·         **NEW** Jigsaw Advice – Starting a difficult conversation with Young People. Click Here

·         **NEW** Irish Hospice Foundation – New Bereavement Support Line. Click Here

·          HSE Partner Pack Updates. Click Here

·         BeLong to Youth Services Updates. Click Here

·         Jigsaw Clinicians review Mental Health Apps. Click Here

·         Dundalk Order of Malta Community Support helpline. Click Here

·         TUSLA – HSE link to support services. Click Here

·        COVID-19 Mental Health Helplines. Click Here  

·         SeniorLine – National confidential listening service for Older People. Click Here 

·          PPN branded, reusable Face-mask on offer for PPN Members. Click Here

·         PPN Zoom Account. Click Here






·         **NEW** HSE Mental Health and Wellbeing – Stress Control Programme. Click Here

·         **NEW** Information and Education Programmes – Community Addiction Studies Course. Click Here

·         **NEW** NYCI – Young Voices Online Event 21st January. Click Here

·         **NEW** Louth Library Online Services commencing 20th January. Click Here

·         **NEW** Irish Hospice Foundation – 2021 Workshops. Click Here

·         Volunteering Opportunities with Age & Opportunity. Click Here

·         Institute of Public Administration – Modular Skills Provision Programme. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Parent + Child Programme. Click Here

·         Genesis Programme – Incredible Years Parents Programme. Click Here

·         Free Art and Ageing Spring Programme from IMMA. Click Here

·         Tusla Participation Initiatives for Children & Young People and Parenting for 2021. Closing date 22nd January. Click Here




·         Louth LCDC launch COVID-19 Emergency Fund – Round 2 - Closing date 19th February. Click Here

·         Creative Ireland Louth – Community Grants 2021. Closing date 9th February. Click Here

·         Irish Hospice Foundation announces new grant scheme to support creativity. Closing date 29th January. Click Here

·         Heritage Sector Support Scheme 2021closing date 15th January. Click Here

·         Conservation Grants 2021 – Closing date 29th January 2021. Click Here





·         **NEW** Outcomers Dundalk – Still here for you! Click Here

·         **NEW** The Genesis Programme – Free Zoom Magician Show. Click Here

·         **NEW** Louth Volunteer Centre – Bubble Buddies Update. Click Here

·         Super Connectors Photo Competition – get involved to win a Shop Local voucher. Click Here

·         Louth Volunteer Centre – Tap into a new Volunteer base. Click Here.

·         Operation Transformation 2021 – Filming in Dundalk. Click Here

·        Louth Library Online Services. Click Here

·         Louth PPN Environmental Pillar launch their own logo and Booklet. Click Here

·         Information on wheelchair accessible taxis and Local Link services. Click Here

·         SEAI 180 Degrees Podcast. Click Here

·         Family Addiction Support Network service provision updates. Click Here  





·         Arts Council Newsletter January 2021. Click Here




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Please note that after it has been removed from the FC, all information shared through the Friday Communiqué remains available on the Louth PPN website under the ‘Latest News’ Section on the Home Page and/or on the COVID-19 Page.


If you have any important updates/information on your services and would like this to be included in the FC for circulation to all PPN Members, please email by 5pm every Thursday. We also welcome any pictures/feel good stories of the fantastic work you are doing throughout our towns and villages that you might like to share with us.  


** We would like to ask members to let us know of any groups that are currently not registered with Louth PPN but that are dealing with vulnerable people. We also ask that you please circulate the Friday Communiqué to people outside of your groups so they too can avail of our updates. Many thanks and stay safe.