Existing fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Twitter WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions NewsCommunityPoliticsExisting fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeksBy Cian Reinhardt – April 7, 2020 1491 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population center_img Print TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19Fuel AllowanceLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Previous articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smileNext articleThe Easter Bunny given the green light for this weekend Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Winter photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.comFINE Gael Minister, Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed the fuel allowance season is to be extended by four weeks for eligible customers.The Limerick County TD has said the extension is in response to the COVID-19 emergency and says his government colleagues have “committed to extending the fuel allowance season by four weeks” which will see the current season run to Friday, May 8 from April 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Minister of State said, “At a time where we wish people to stay at home to stay safe, it makes perfect sense to extend the Fuel Season for existing eligible customers on a once-off basis, in order to ensure the most vulnerable groups are provided with additional targeted financial supports in a timely and efficient manner.”O’Donovan noted that the extension will “ensure those in receipt of this payment have one less thing to worry about” and will allow people to stay “safe and warm” at home for the coming period.The Fuel Allowance payment is made to over 370,000 of the most disadvantaged households in the country including pensioners and those with disabilities, who are most at risk of fuel poverty.The current fuel allowance season is paid at a rate of €24.50 per week for 28 weeks, with the current season due to finish on April 10, and will now be extended to Friday, May 8.last_img read more

Outdoor Updates: The Fight for Climate Justice Continues

first_imgThis two-day community event features speakers, music, colorful artwork and calls for attendees to protect and preserve the Appalachian Trail, currently under threat from the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines.  Global attention on climate justice has increased during the month of September due to the efforts of activists who fear climate change the most: children. When: Bears Den, Sunday, September 29, 11:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. Where: 18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont, VA 20135  Who: Members of the public, community groups, environmental organizations  Groups to celebrate Fourth Annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail” What: Celebratory rally with featured speakers, live music and refreshments, visuals including signs/banners When: Giles/Pearisburg, Saturday, September 28, 11:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. Where: 2030 Narrows Road, Pearisburg, VA 24134  Early this morning at 7 a.m., protestors gathered in downtown Washington D.C. for climate justice. Their route hit the EPA, Wells Fargo, the Trump Hotel, and the investment firm BlackRock according to tweets from Washington Post reporter Marissa J. Lang. Swedish Environmentalist Activist Greta Thunberg has turned a lot of heads to the issue not only from starting the Fridays for the Future protests but also after she and 15 other young activists addressed the UN directly by calling out those in power for, “taking away dreams and childhood with their empty words and promises.” According to Lang, no one was arrested or injured during Friday’s rallies. The large group marched their course with multiple banners and chants in hopes to put more pressure on those in power. From September 20-27, strikes for climate justice were happening around the world. The protests, young activists, and the increase in media coverage has brought a lot of momentum to environmentalist, which can still be felt across the world. Friday’s protest was a bit different than Monday’s. Multiple climate and social justice groups gathered to block 22 major intersections of D.C. during rush hour in efforts to mobilize the #ShutDownDC movement. 32 protesters were arrested, including a few who chained themselves to a full-sized boat that was to symbolize the rising water levels. On Saturday, September 28, community members, environmental groups, and protectors of the Appalachian Trail will gather from 11:00 am-1:00pm in Pearisburg and Lyndhust, Va. and on Sunday, September 29, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in Bluemont, Va. for the fourth annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail.” Climate Justice Protestors that “Shut Down” D.C. on Monday returned to the streets again this Friday Morning When: Humpback Rocks, Saturday, September 28, 11:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. Where: Humpback Rocks Visitor’s Center and Picnic Area, Milepost 5.8, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Lyndhurst, VA 22952 last_img read more