Donor Story – Oran McGonagle, Donegal

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Irish Red Cross

“It was a really, really, really cool special event, it was very heart-warming…it gave you an amazing buzz when it was all done,” – so says Oran McGonagle on the Homes of Donegal fundraiser in Boston, which brought in a substantial proportion of the €94,000 he and his peers raised in Boston for the Donegal […]

Fleeing violence while pregnant

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Irish Red Cross

Imagine fleeing violence while you’re pregnant? Two women found themselves in this very situation in Myanmar recently, with grave consequences.   Rehana Begum gave birth to a boy and a girl on the day she arrived at a makeshift camp in Bangladesh, but the boy died during the birth and her husband Sulaiman had to […]

Letter from Bangladesh

Paul Conneally
Paul Conneally

My name is Paul Conneally and I am a Global Advisor on Community Engagement and Accountability for the International Committee of the Red Cross. I am writing to you from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. In the past three months, an estimated 646,000 people who are fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have arrived across the border […]

How Hayyan found a home in Ireland

From Syria, to Turkey, to Greece, to Mosney, to Dublin, Syrian refugee Hayyan has at last found a place he can call home this Christmas.   Hayyan’s journey to Dublin has been a long one – one that has taken almost two years, but he now finally has somewhere he can call home this Christmas. […]

You’ve got a friend in me

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Irish Red Cross

You’ve got a friend in me, when the road looks rough ahead…” so the song goes and this was certainly the case for Mohammed Hasan recently thanks to the kindness of his friend Rabiullah.   Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh to escape the violence in Rakhine State over the past […]

A Parcel with a Difference

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Irish Red Cross

Many will open presents over coming weeks but thanks to you, Red Cross parcels will have a much greater meaning for those in need this Christmas   Parcels have long been part and parcel of Red Cross history. During WWII, the British Red Cross and the Order of St John worked together as the Joint […]

First Aid Competition Winners 2017

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Dublin Borough come away with grand prize in Gormanstown Dublin Borough came away with the President’s Trophy at the First Aid Competitions which took place from 4-5 November in Gormanston College, Co Meath. The First Aid Competition provides a platform for Irish Red Cross first aiders from across the country – across a range of […]

Your Best Defence is You – Flu Season

Your best defence is you
Your best defence is you

I think most people will agree that Irish weather is always hard to predict. Will we have a white Christmas or will we have a warm summer? Neither would be surprising at this stage. But either way it always good to follow these tips during the flu season.  The Government’s 2017-2018 Be Winter-Ready information campaign […]

Halloween First Aid Tips

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Halloween pic 1

Ensure your little pumpkins stay safe this Halloween and hopefully you will not need these Halloween First Aid tips. Expect to see ghouls, witches, cowboys and spooky skeleton costumes aplenty  as Halloween festivities get started around Ireland Be Seen The evenings are shorter and darker at this time of the year, be sure you can […]

My insightful experience at the Inspired National Youth Conference

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Inspired 1

My name is Niveta Ramakrishnan, an active Irish Red Cross Youth member as well as a 2nd-year Medical Student at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. I’d like to share my insightful experience at the British Red Cross Inspired National Youth Conference, held on 13th-15th October 2017 at Frontier Center, UK. I embarked upon this […]