Local Authorities, through their Local Community Development Committee, can apply to join the National Healthy Cities and Counties of Ireland Network using WHO criteria that are based on the European health policy framework, Health 2020.
These criteria set an international quality standard. There are national networks in 20 countries in the WHO European Region, bringing together more than 1,400 cities and towns.
Local authorities in your county are offering and promoting a range of services, initiatives and activities to enable you to stay connected, stay fit and active and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Visit your local authority website for more information on what’s happening in your area.
If you would like to join in the Healthy Ireland conversation we are on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Follow us to keep up to date with our latest activities and those of our partners. Terms and Conditions for our competitions are here.
Social media guidelines
These guidelines outline participation criteria for postings and published commentary on any of the Healthy Ireland social media sites, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
What to Expect from @Healthy Ireland
Healthy Ireland uses interactive online social media to share information with our followers. Our Social Media sites are managed by authorised personnel within the Healthy Ireland team in the Department of Health.
When you follow @Healthy Ireland on any of our social media platforms you can expect to see the following:
policy updates, events and behind-the-scenes launch content
factual information and health tips
interaction with affiliated accounts including @roinnslainte, @Slaintecare our Healthy City and County Network and other partners
context and background information about current headlines/topical issues
insights into the day-to-day work of the Healthy Ireland and its stakeholders
We don’t automatically follow our followers
Getting in Contact
@replies and Direct Messages: We welcome engagement from our followers and will join in the conversation where possible. We may not be able to reply individually to all messages or comments received. Failure to engage should not be viewed as a refusal to comment on a particular issue. It is important to note that sending a message via Social Media will not be considered as contacting Healthy Ireland for official purposes. The appropriate form of contacting Healthy Ireland in an official capacity is through the Contact Us
page on our website.
Do not include personal/confidential information in your tweets/social comments to us. Healthy Ireland is not in a position to comment on individual cases.
Our social channels may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service by individual social platforms.
We welcome user input and thoughts, but will remove comments or content that include:
obscene or racist content
personal attacks, insults, or threatening language
potentially defamatory statements
plagiarized material; any material in violation of any laws, including copyright
private, personal information published without consent
information or links unrelated to the content of the forum
commercial promotions or spam
Opinions expressed in comments on Healthy Ireland social media forums do not necessarily represent those of the organisation. We will provide factual content in our own posts.
To sum up
Healthy Ireland social media sites will be monitored on a regular basis during normal hours of operation.
This comment policy may be revised at any time.
By choosing to comment or utilise any of the Healthy Ireland Social Media sites, users are deemed to agree to this policy.
Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.