Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD have today (Monday) launched the 2019 Healthy Ireland campaign and announced funding of €1 million to boost community engagement on health and wellbeing in every county.
Analysis by the Healthy Ireland Unit in the Department of Health shows that 60% of Irish adults are overweight or obese, with only one in three adults meeting physical activity guidelines or eating enough fruit and vegetables.
On a sunny April morning, all of the pupils in Our Lady of the Wayside National School were walking/jogging/running 6 laps of their school yard to complete their mile. This is a regular sight in the school with all classes taking part in The Daily Mile, a health initiative which improves children’s physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing. On the 4th April Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and representatives from Athletics Ireland joined An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth in celebrating the children’s hard work, presenting everyone with a medal and words of encouragement to keep up the great work.
€526,000 available for local community projects in 2019
29 March 2019
Mr. David Stanton, TD., Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, today announced funding of €526,000 for community integration projects to be carried out in 2019.
The Communities Integration Fund will provide grant funding for local community projects that support the integration of migrants. Applications can now be made online to the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration at the Department of Justice and Equality.
DLR Leisure are introducing fun and social team games for the over 55's in the local public leisure centres in Dún Laoghaire. The four leisure centres will introduce these target sport games from March with the intention to create a team that can go forward to compete in the National Go For Life Games in DCU in June, where teams country wide come and compete for a day.
Contact your local leisure centre for more info: