May 11, 2020



We are so happy to announce that we have partnered with Covid19 Tech so that there is technical support at the other end of a phone call or email…

May 11, 2020

Our very own Orla Gibbons is interviewed on the Pat Coyle show on Connemara Community Radio



May 18, 2020

Patricia Messenger chats to one of our volunteers John Sheehy about Covid19tech on the ‘Cork Today’ programme on C103 FM


Free Tech support for Seniors during Covid19 Crisis

Covid19 Tech is a group of I.T professionals who have come together from across Ireland to volunteer and offer free tech support to Irish seniors during the Covid19 crisis.   

Ger O’Donovan goes live on the Good Morning show on Dublin City Fm to talk about all the work we are doing.

May 13, 2020

Galway Bay FM

One of our volunteers, Sandra, went onto Galway Talks with Keith Finnegan to tell the people of Galway about covid19tech

August 19, 2020

Thank you to @kayleyhardiman for publishing an article about us on @TheHeartAwards. Our #volunteer group are here to help our older community with tech, No question is too big or too small, Phone 01-9633288 or email #helpinghand

Irish tech charity set up to help elderly stay connected

May 18th, 2020

Covid19 Tech Help is a volunteer run helpline, created to help keep cocooning members of society stay in touch. The charity helps callers use applications such as zoom, and works to keep vulnerable members of society involved in face to face communication 

April 8, 2020

John Harrington on the Irish Tech News Podcast


I spoke to John Harrington who has just started up a great new initiative on Twitter @covid19_tech, which aims to offer free tech advice to people who are in isolation in Ireland because of COVID-19. John talks about how the initiative started, how it will work, what tech issues and problems they will be dealing with, and the volunteers they are looking for to help run the service.

August 14, 2020

John Harrington gets interviewed by Maurice O’Connor on KCRFM to let the people of Kilkenny know about what we do.
(Listen back from 2:55-22:23:10).

May 27, 2020

Orla Gibbons talks to The Mayo News about volunteering with Covid19 Tech.

Tues 5th May 2020; 9:30am

MIDWEST RADIO – Tommy Marron show

One of our volunteers Orla Gibbons goes on air to chat on The Tommy Marron show


Article about GenerationTech services  click to view The Munster Express article

Volunteers get to help those most in need of it, especially during Covid19 as they are isolated by cocooning. We provide every volunteer with the tools to assist calls and requests for help from our digital channels. You may prefer to help by running mini-projects or developing our internal IT.

April 10 2020



Newstalk short interview


Free Tech Help for Ireland’s Seniors

April 27, 2020 14:30

Talkabout Podcast

Fintan Mulligan founder of 121 Digital & John Harrington, creator of Covid19 Tech, join Deirdre to chat about a new free tech help service for Ireland’s seniors.


Our volunteer, Orla Gibbons speaks to Alan Corcoran from South East Radio to tell the people of Wexford about our service.

Thu, Apr 16, 2020, 06:00

How you and your technology can help fight Covid-19

Karlin Lillington

One of the more cheering responses to the present global pandemic has been the fast reaction of so many people with technical (or other) skills.  Across Ireland and the world, they’ve come together with initiatives … 

Coronavirus – Covid-19 Tech Support

If you are 65+ in Ireland and need help with your tech issues with smartphones, tablets, laptops then can help you. We were delighted to be joined by one of the volunteers behind this excellent and free service, John Harrington, to discuss how it works and how you (yes, you) can help…


23 Apr 2020


A group of volunteers have come together to help the elderly in our communities who are ‘cocooning’ and isolated due to the COVID-19 crisis, with free over the phone help to resolve any IT or technical issues they have…

April 21, 2020 04:11 pm

Do you need tech help? WLR 

Geoff spoke to Ger O’Donovan, who is part of the Covid19 Tech help group, focused on helping older people cocooning in Ireland. They are a volunteer IT group who are offering over the phone help to resolve IT or tech issues.

Technical support is available, over the phone, at 01-9633 288

The 121digital program is completely suspended (temporarily)

N.B. …technical support is available, over the phone, at 01-9633 288; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / 7 days per week during Covid19