Latest press release from the HSE, issued on Sunday, May 10th 2020…
The HSE is running a new campaign called Hold Firm, inspired by the words of President Michael D Higgins, written in his 1993 poem, Take Care.
The 60-second TV ad aired for the first time last night. The campaign is also on radio and social media.
For the last number of weeks and months everyone in Ireland has taken steps to flatten the curve, to protect our health service and save lives. These actions have reduced the impact of COVID-19 on the country and our health service. Now we need to motivate and inspire people to keep going with those actions that help us to stay safe and protect each other.
Staying away from the people we love and the things we enjoy is not easy. It’s not us. But, this is us – taking care of each other, supporting our colleagues on the frontline and essential services, and the people most at risk in communities all across the country.
Take Care – a poem by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins
In the journey to the light, the dark moments should not threaten. Belief requires that you hold steady. Bend, if you will, with the wind. The tree is your teacher, roots at once more firm from experience in the soil made fragile.
Your gentle dew will come and a stirring of power to go on towards the space of sharing.
In the misery of the I, in rage, it is easy to cry out against all others but to weaken is to die in the misery of knowing the journey abandoned towards the sharing of all human hope and cries is the loss of all we know of the divine reclaimed for our shared humanity. Hold firm. Take care. Come home together.
MDH Season of Fire 1993
You can get the latest HSE information on Covid-19here. You can also check out Michel D’s most recent Greystones visit here.
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