Press & Media


Press and media coverage related to our group's activites.

Jan 15, 2021

Something For The Weekend with Trina Mara

Something For The Weekend with Trina Mara Free tech help for Over 65's with Generation Tech Generation Tech's Adrian Curley chats to Trina Mara about the free service they have available for the Over 65's - offering older people assistance with their mobile phones, smart tv's, internet, laptops and tablets.

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

Cork man’s free tech service helps hundreds of elderly people stay connected – Cork Beo

A Cork man has set up a free help service for the elderly, assisting them with the tech they need to keep in touch with loved ones amid Covid-19 restrictions.

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.

Volunteers help those aged over 65 with tech issues ( No question is too big or small for us to answer – so says Founder of GenerationTech JOHN HARRINGTON who is supporting those over 65 years old, to navigate technology during these Covid times

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 group 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 group 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).

22 Feb 2021

Limerick Leader
Generation Tech recruits Limerick volunteers to help the elderly with computer issues

by Saoirse Higgins

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

Help those in most need of it during covid19 with their technical issues

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.

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 …

Fri, May 21, 2021
Tipperary County Council announces GenerationTech Help line for older people in Ireland.

April 16, 2020 11:39
Coronavirus – Covid-19 Tech Support
The Tortoise Shack 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…

Annemarie Clancy from GenerationTech on West Limerick 102 FM, show the ‘The Exchange’ with Shirley O’Regan 05-03-2021

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