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Important Information

Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, St Vincent De Paul and Dublin City Council

Offering a Local Community Check-In (Ballyfermot, Cherry Orchard, and Chapelizod)

Contact our Helpline on 01 – 623 5612 (Mon – Fri 9.30 am – 7 pm. Sat 10 am – 12 noon)

Welfare Payments

For anyone looking to access the Household Benefits Package, you can download this form here

Useful information if you haven’t received a Covid-19 Emergency Pandemic Unemployment Payment as expected. Please read here

Fuel Allowance to be extended by 4 weeks to 8 May 2020.

Part-Time Workers can avail of the Covid-19 Unemployment Payment. Please read more here

The Dept. of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has released a number of important updates on the Income Supports for people impacted by COVID-19. You can read about these here

In case you missed the Announcement – here are the full details;
Temporary wage subsidy of 70% of take-home pay
Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment of €350 per week
Covid-19 illness payment will also be increased to €350
Enhanced protections for people facing difficulties with their mortgages, rent or utility bills. Read more here

Covid-19 Unemployment Support Payments to increase to €350. For more official information, please click here

All you need to apply is an email address / PPSN number and bank account details – Simply go to the COVID-19 Services section of the website and apply for the payment here

If you do not have access to a computer/printer then please call into our office in 4, Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot and pick one up.

HSE & Health Information and Guidance

Temporary Accommodation for Healthcare Workers during Covid-19. For more information, please click here 

For all current HSE information about Covid-19 Coronovirus please see this page from the HSE.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Advice from The Asthma Society of Ireland – For some very important information, please click here

If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 there are lots of online and phone supports available, night and day. You’re not alone. Contact us on the above number and we will do our best to organise a Counsellor for you.

Click here for HSE mental health supports and services.

Employment Opportunities

Are you or someone you know temporarily out of work?

Please note that our Guidance Officers here at the Partnership are on hand to help you to create a CV/Cover Letter or fill in an online application form (if needed). We can work with you via email/phone and send your CV etc directly to you. For any help with job applications please contact us: 01 623 5612


Defence Forces Cadetships 2020 – The Defence Forces are now accepting applications for Officer Cadetships. For more information and to apply, please click here


GLS are currently looking for Full-Time Permanent General Operatives to join their Hub team in Dublin. To apply, please click here


Leopardstown Park Hospital, Dublin are now hiring a full-time Catering Assistant to join their team. To apply, please click here


Boots – Customer Assistant | Full-Time |Lower Baggot Street, Dublin To apply, please click here


Penney’s are now recruiting for a Trainee Merchandiser on Mary Street, Dublin 1. To apply, please click here


GLS are now hiring a Customer Service Representative in Dublin. This is a permanent, full-time position. To apply, please click here


Beechfield Care Group – General Operative, Dublin| Part-Time, Permanent | To apply, please click here


DHL – Warehouse Operative | Full-Time, Permanent | Dublin – To apply, please click here


DPD Depot 8 based in Santry are now recruiting for multiple Delivery Drivers for their home delivery services division. Full training and transport vehicles will be provided. To apply, please click here


HSE – Connolly Hospital are now hiring for the following positions in Dublin – Catering Assistants – Permanent Full-Time/Part-Time. For more information and to apply, please click here


Windhoist are looking to hire Trainee Wind Turbine Technicians – They will be holding virtual interviews via Skype on 29th of April and May 6th. For more information and to apply, please click here


SalesSense are now recruiting Vodafone Sales Representatives across the country. These are entry level positions with full training provided. These are entry level positions with full training provided. To apply please click here


PENNEY’S – Penney’s are now recruiting for a full-time Travel Administrator. To apply, please click here


Cadbury Ireland – The Cadbury Factory in Coolock, County Dublin now requires a Production Operative to join the team on a full-time basis. To apply, please click here


A Ballymount based Construction Company are currently recruiting for an Accounts Administrator for 35 hours per week. To apply, please click here


ARYZTA are now hiring a Warehouse Operator in Clondalkin, County Dublin. For more information and to apply, please click here


KELLOGG’S Dublin ~ Insight Executive required – For more information and to apply, please click here


THE IRISH COAST GUARD has vacancies for Watch Officers at its three Marine Rescue Coordination Centres in Dublin, Donegal and Kerry.  Successful Applicants will be trained in for the role. For more information and to apply, please click here


DUBLIN BUS is currently recruiting Engineering Operatives – They have over 1000 buses that need to be vacuumed, refueled, cleaned. To apply please click here


SuperValu, Clondalkin, Dublin are now hiring a part-time Sales Assistant to join their team. To apply, please click here


FASTWAY COURIERS – Fastway is looking for delivery drivers to join their team to work as essential service providers. You must have your own transportation, knowledge of your local area, and are committed to excellent customer service. For more information and to apply, please click here


Accounting Technician’s Ireland – Applications are now open for the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship starting in September 2020. To apply, please click here


LetsGetChecked are now hiring a Dispatch Operative in Calmount, Dublin 12. For more information and to apply, please click here


Centra, Ballymun is looking to hire a Sales Assistant on a Full-Time basis – To apply please click here


Mylan are now hiring Manufacturing Operators in Dublin. These are full-time, permanent positions. To apply, please click here


Typists wanted – For more information, please click here


Ballymount based Construction Company – Full-time Accounts Administrator now required in Ballymount, Dublin. To apply please click here


Trinity College is hiring an Administrative Officer. To apply, please click here


The Mater Hospital is recruiting 2 Medical Secretaries. For more information and to apply, please click here


HBS Procurement (HSE) – Supplies Officers – There are currently a number of permanent and specified purpose vacancies available across HBS Procurement. The location of each post will be confirmed at the job offer stage. For more information, please click here


MANPOWER Group Ireland are now recruiting for over 50 roles – Online Interviews now being conducted. Please click here


Vodafone Ireland – Looking for a Sales Rep role? Interviews happening now via Skype. Full paid training provided – To apply, please click here


Accounts Administrator – Ballymount

A Ballymount based construction company are currently recruiting for an Accounts Administrator, 35 hours per week. To apply, please click here


Dublin Bus / Bus Eireann – Apprentice Recruitment Programme – APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN –

Applications are still open for Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann’s Apprentice Recruitment Programme for 2020. The closing date is this Tuesday, the 31st of March 2020. For more information, please click here


HCA Security – Recruitment Drive! 

HCA Ireland is currently recruiting Security Personnel for one of Ireland’s premier security firms in Blanchardstown, Tallaght, and Clonshaugh.

They urgently require candidates with or without experience. €11.50 – €15 per hour. Please apply here


NOEL Group – Cleaners Required! 

NOEL Group is assisting many healthcare facilities with whatever cover they need during this crisis. They have immediate vacancies for experienced Cleaners to work for Healthcare clients. Please send your CV to healthcare@noel.ie


Terenure Nursing Home is RECRUITING for the following ROLES: Nurse (Registered), Healthcare Assistants (FETAC Level 5 or Studying for it), Housekeepers and Kitchen Assistants. Please send an email with the job you are applying for and your CV to michelle.duffy@gracehealthcare.ie

For more information visit https://www.gracehealthcare.ie/


Broadline Group – CURRENTLY HIRING!

Various retail shifts are available among other roles. To view these jobs, please click here



General & Packing Operatives for our client, an Irish owned fruit company based in DUBLIN | contact MARIAN for more information on 08 6185 9615 OR EMAIL mbran@graftonrecruitment.com

All other general job application queries, please send your CVs to findmeajob@graftonrecruitment.com


FoodCloud are  now urgently seeking Full-Time Warehouse Operatives at their hubs in Cork, Dublin and Galway.

For more information and to apply please click here


LIDL are launching a huge recruitment drive to fill more than 400 jobs across their store and warehouse network in Ireland. They would love to hear from you and especially from those who may have recently lost their job in the retail, catering or hospitality industries! Apply here.


AllCare Pharmacy are hiring for stores nationwide! Please send on you CV to allcarecareers@allcaresupport.ie


HSE – Health Service Executive

Be on call for Ireland – work or volunteer with the HSE – To apply, please click here


Education Information & Guidance

PCI College are now offering a scholarship for their BSc Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy – This is a unique opportunity to receive substantial financial support for a course that could be the beginning of a new career for one lucky winner. The Scholarship will provide full fees for the successful candidate to complete our BSc (Honours) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, beginning in September 2020.


Pitman Training has over 250 courses enrolling now including Office Administration / Medical Administration / Secretarial Skills / Legal Secretary / Executive Personal Assistant.  They are open virtually for one to one support and you can study from home. Enrolling now! For more information, get in touch today:
📞 01 840 40 75
📧 swords@pitman-training.net


Calling all UCD Future You Mentors! UCD is offering scholarships of up to 1,500euro to Future You programme participants. Information available here: https://www.ucd.ie/all/cometoucd/financialsupport/scholarships/cnf-futureyouscholarship/applicationguidelines/

Applications for the UCD 1916 Bursary are now open. Successful applicants will receive up to 5,000euro per annum. Information available here: https://www.ucd.ie/all/cometoucd/financialsupport/scholarships/1916bursary/

For help with Education scholarship and bursary applications, please contact Antoinette Patton (Education Officer) at apatton@bcpartnership.ie or 087 742 0455.


SETANTA Online Training –  Specialist courses/modules that focus on the most up to date practice, theory and reflection on key “Exercise-Related” topics. Please see a full list of courses here


The Open University – Online Healthcare Modules – QQI Level 5

You can now enroll for an online Healthcare Support Course with The Open College. They are offering multiple QQI Level 5 Accredited Modules which are the minimum requirement for a person to work within the Healthcare Sector and avail of all employment opportunities that exist. To view the range of courses on offer, please click here

Be on call for Ireland and complete QQI online healthcare modules to work in the HSE!



Now is the perfect time to up-skill from the comfort of your own home, training grants are available for those who currently find themselves unemployed due to the current crisis. Find out more here

For Parents

Leaving and Junior Certificate exams – The Government has announced today that all Leaving Certificate exams will be postponed until later in the year and Junior Certificate exams canceled to be replaced by school-based assessments and exams in the coming academic year – Read more here

Our Education Team has put together a range of links and sources of support around Literacy, eBooks, books that are read aloud, literacy games, numeracy, and support for children with Dyslexia among so much more. These can all be found here.

RTÉ announced they will start broadcasting “School on TV” to support kids & parents at home. The new programme will be aimed at kids in Primary School starting Monday, March 30th from 11 am – 12 pm daily.  For more information click here

The Government has confirmed that funding for the Schools Meals Scheme will continue. The programme benefits nearly 250,000 pupils from disadvantaged areas. Schools are now being encouraged to provide weekly boxes of groceries to pupils while they remain closed. Please read the full article here


Online Resources for Children with Special Educational Needs 

In addition to the normal supports, the NCSE is providing online resources for children with Special Educational Needs who are at home as a result of the closure of schools. You can access these supports here


Childcare Costs Update – Announcement of Measures to Support Childcare Providers and Parents during Covid-19 closures

Parents are not required to pay childcare fees during the Covid crisis and will maintain the childcare places.


AsIAm ‘COVID-19 & CHANGE’ E-SEMINAR – For The Autism Community

Asiam.ie has launched its first online seminar ‘COVID-19 and Change’ sponsored by SuperValu.

Practical tips for positive mental health and staying on top of educational demands, for the Autism Community, during this period.

Watch nowhttps://bit.ly/2Uev9TA


NEWS: School closures to be extended beyond 29 March, says Minister

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has confirmed that schools will not be reopening in the short term as efforts continue to stop the spread of Covid-19.

For more information, please click here



Community Information and Support


RENT NOTICE for Dublin City Council housing tenants – 

If you have become unemployed or put on reduced hours you should post copies of income details to the DCC office i.e. P60’s, payslips, Department of Social Protection payslips etc. for all people in your home.

They will then change your rent assessment as soon as possible. If there is a delay in their response a good ‘’rule of thumb’’ is that the new rent will be roughly 15% of household income and you should pay this.

Managing rent arrears

Contact DCC immediately. A repayment plan will be agreed between you and DCC to work out weekly repayments to include rent and arrears.

Managing money advice

For further advice on managing money and debt, contact the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) at www.mabs.ie or 1890 283 438

DCC Contact Details: Housing Rents Section Phone: 1800 679555 / 01 222 2211 or Email: rents@dublincity.ie



The Irish Red Cross and Age Action has publicly launched a COVID-19 Hardship Fund to respond to the immediate needs of older people in vulnerable situations across Ireland experiencing additional hardship as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. For information, please click here


Travel Announcement Update –

The Department of the Taoiseach  announced today that bus and train timetables will be scaled back to 80% from next week due to reduced demand and social distancing.  Iarnród Éireann will operate a reduced schedule from next Monday while Dublin Bus and Go Ahead will scale back from next Wednesday. The volume of vehicles will take account of the need for distancing between passengers.


People living with dementia and their Carers will require continued support during this difficult time. For more information, click here

A list of all essential Retail Outlets that will remain open during the Covid-19 crisis. Please read the full article here


Bank of Ireland is offering a priority service for in their branches for over 65s and Carers from 10–11 am, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, over 65s and carers can call the bank on 1800 946 146 (9.30 am-4.30 pm)


ENABLE shops have closed, but they are open 24/7 on eBay. The closure of their charity shops and the cancellation of vital fundraising activities have severely impacted their revenue. Your support will allow them to continue to provide services to over 8,500 children and adults with disabilities in Ireland. You can access their online shop here


The Government has produced a Communications Pack for community and voluntary groups and members of the public. This pack contains:

Department of Rural and Community Development – COVID-19 Government Action Plan to Support the Community Response
Information leaflet “You, Your Community and COVID-19”
How can I volunteer?
Sensible volunteering – Do’s and Don’ts
Advice for local community groups – how can we get volunteers?
Advice for vulnerable people who need supports
How to guard against fraud and generate trust

The HSE website is the key source for health advice: www.hse.ie/coronavirus

You can download and use posters and other resources from the site that can be used in your community.


Enterprise Ireland Support For Businesses

The new Business Continuity Voucher worth up to €2,500, is available through your Local Enterprise Office. It is designed for businesses across every sector that employs up to 50 people. You can use it to put remote working processes and procedures in place. Please find out more here

Find details of the Business Response Planning Supports available through Enterprise Ireland at

If your business is being impacted by the #COVIDー19 pandemic, your Local Enterprise Office can help.
Go to https://localenterprise.ie/response for more information.