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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.


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.

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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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