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Dublin Taxi Firm Offer Free Transport To The Elderly And Vulnerable During Covid-19 Turmoil

Dublin Taxi Firm Offer Free Transport To The Elderly And Vulnerable During Covid-19 Turmoil

During Leo Varadkar's St. Patrick's Day speech, the Taoiseach refereed to an important point that has defined and shaped the Irish psyche since the escalation of the coronavirus.

"We are asking people to come together as a nation by staying apart from each other," said the Taoiseach and over the last ten days, there have been countless examples of this kind, compassionate, and caring attitude.

For example, over 30,000 new health workers have offered their expertise to help the HSE, health professionals from Australia have quit their jobs to return home and help the Irish cause, while on the sporting front, Conan Byrne stepped in to raise over €11,000 for Irish Cancer Society after their recent fundraising campaigns had to be cancelled.

The day-to-day normality of Irish society has changed, but it's vital that every single person ensures that the fabric has not.

There are still some incredibly kind acts of decency, empathy, and community spirit throughout the country.

For example, Abacus Cabs in Skerries, Dublin are now offering free transport services to any elderly and vulnerable people in the local community.

Taking to Facebook, the kindhearted company said: "We at Abacus want to help our community during these unprecedented times of Covid-19, we are offering free service to our elderly and vulnerable free of charge and encourage business to contact us for deliveries etc free of charge .


"Let's stay safe and well in our lovely community. We can do this together. If you don't need this service, please don't take advantage!

The offer began on Monday and it's limited to the locality of Skerries.

However, examples like this can only inspire more people to embrace and enhance the best values of Irish society. Fair play to all involved.

If you know of any similar examples of decency, compassion, and kindness, please get in touch with us at because they're worth celebrating and championing.

Main image via RTÉ

Paul Moore

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