Bluebird Care Wexford: Active Retirement Ireland Presentation

Michael Corcoran of Bluebird Care Wexford will present to the local Active Retirement Ireland groups in Piercestown/Murrintown on Tuesday 4th February at 2.30pm in St. Martin’s Community Centre.

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Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Michael Corcoran, Director of Bluebird Care Wexford on 053 915 3933 or email


Bluebird Care Meath – 2013 Award Winners

Bluebird Care Meath name Jackie McGovern Carer of the Year 2013 

They also present Mary Halpin with the Spirit of Bluebird Care 2013 award.

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Jackie McGovern and Mary Halpin pictured with Bluebird Care Directors JJ Fay and Gavin Kane

Director of Bluebird Care Meath, Gavin Kane says Carers are a group of people who deserve recognition, given the invaluable work they do.

“It is important to reiterate that, although only some of the carers have won awards, in our eyes, all of our carers are winners. Carers do a vital job and these awards help raise their profile and awareness of the amazing work these people do, often in extremely challenging circumstances.”

Spirit of Bluebird Care Award: This award goes to Mary Halpin. Mary was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to a particular customer. Mary was one of first carers to undergo specific training to allow this customer leave hospital and be in the comfort of his own home. As the customer progressed, Mary showed her outstanding dedication by traveling to college in Dublin to maintain his continuity of care while the customer settles into his new surroundings. Mary was, and still is, instrumental to this customer and helped the customer reach his goals.  The Spirit of Bluebird Care Award recognises the dedication that Mary provides to her customer day in day out.

Carer of the Year Award: This award goes to Jackie McGovern. Jackie was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to her job, her attitude to the role and considering her popularity with her customers. We are delighted to honour Jackie’s professionalism, dedication and commitment, a very deserving recipient of this award. Her fellow carers have all commented on how she brings out the best in other carers. She is truly an asset to the Bluebird Care Meath team and it is her great initiative and attention to detail that singles her out.”

The Story of Bluebird Care Wexford

This week Michael Corcoran, Director of recently launched Bluebird Care Wexford was interviewed on South East Radio. His story is one not dissimilar to our other Directors across the country.

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In this blog post we learn a bit more about Michael and what it was about Bluebird Care that captured his interest.

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in Financial Services for over 20 years in the finance area, general management and sales development. Michael, whose family has been in business in Wexford for many years, set up the Bluebird Care office in Wexford in Autumn 2013.

“I am very excited by the challenge of delivering high quality care to our customers. The care needs of people are very varied and whether it is care of older persons or care for people with physical or intellectual disabilities we are committed to providing care to the highest professional standards.

“A consistent theme throughout my career has been that of placing the customer first and having a dedication to service. Everything that we do in Bluebird Care is focused on meeting and satisfying our customers’ care needs.”

The full interview with Michael Corcoran on South East Radio is available to share below:

200 people participate in An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care in Cork


Almost 200 people joined Broadcaster George Hook and Bluebird Care to discuss Ireland’s ageing society last night in the Radisson Blu Hotel Cork.

The event, which is part of a nationwide series featuring a panel of experts, a live audience and George Hook, saw a range of heated questions and statements being made from audience members.


The issues debated included healthcare provision, Budget 2014, homecare, home security and social isolation.

Speakers included Sgt. Tony Davis, Prof Cillian Twomey, Senator Deirdre Clune, Robin Webster, Age Action, Sean Moynihan Alone and Peter Kavanagh Active Retirement Ireland, Don O’Riordan, Director Bluebird Care Cork and Susie Hall, Alliance of Retired Public Service Associations.

Operations Director with Bluebird Care Eddie O’Toole says they have now had over 500 people engage on issues affecting older people in modern Ireland.  “There is a lot of frustration and anxiety out there among older people who feel their voice is not being heard by Government, state agencies and decision makers. These events offer a platform for older people to share their views and opinions with up to 10 panel members from a range of experts and organisations contributing. They have proven hugely popular and so it’s something we will continue to roll out in 2014.”

The final “An EngAGEment with Bluebird Care” event takes place on Tuesday 12th November in the Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny. To reserve your FREE place email brianegan@localhost/bluebird.