b'HOW DID WE DELIVER FOR THE ISLAND OF IRELAND IN 2021?The Ireland Funds Reconnection FundAs we emerge from the worst stages of the pandemic, we are seeing clearly how COVID-19 has disproportionally affected certain groups. MENTAL HEALTHPeople with mental health issues are disconnected from their support structures.YOUNG PEOPLE Young people have been disconnectedfrom school and cultural activities.DISADVANTAGED & MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES Those who were most socially and economically disadvantaged suffer the most.TheIrelandFundsReconnectionFundwas launched at the end of 2021 and is meeting the urgentneedsoforganizationsservingthese vulnerable groups. 10'