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Dublin: 4 °C Friday 13 December, 2019

6 small things you can do to make Ireland a better place

It only takes a couple of minutes to make your community a better place.

DO YOU EVER think about how much nicer Ireland would be if we took a moment out for each other?

If more of us took just a moment each day to think about our communities, Ireland would be a lot better for it.

Here are some tiny things you can do during your day that will have a big impact on the people around you.

1. Cycle spin

Getting on your bike (or even using a bike scheme if you live near one) is a great way to get around. Think about it – you’re helping the environment, getting fit AND reducing traffic.

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2. Help out

Do you volunteer in your community? If there’s a cause close to your heart, why not get involved? You don’t have to donate money – if you have the free time you can always coach a team, start a food drive, teach a class… The possibilities are endless.

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3. Offer to make the tea

Offering to make the tea for your office, friends or family will make Ireland a better place. Okay, only for about five minutes, but still. Kindness is catching.

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4. Drop into a neighbour

And get to know them! Especially important if you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

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5. Give blood

Giving blood is a quick, painless way to save someone’s life. Becoming a blood donor can mean the difference between life and death for someone in need.


6. Pick up after your dog

Bag it and bin it if you’re bringing the dog for a walk. It only takes a minute and makes your surroundings a lot better for everyone.

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Let’s make a clean start together. Dublin City Council knows that Dubliners are proud of their city, its culture, character and achievements – so it’s calling on citizens to make it better place for everyone. Picking up after your dog and disposing of dog litter in a bin only takes a minute, but makes a big difference. 

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