The Irish Red Cross is at the forefront of delivering aid to vulnerable people in Ireland and in countries around the world that have been struck by wars or natural disasters.


The Irish Red Cross aims to be Ireland’s premier community service organization, through the implementation of the Red Cross Charter, preventing and alleviating human suffering, protecting life and health, ensuring respect for the human being by continually delivering a high quality humanitarian service to society at home and abroad. The Irish Red Cross provides care to the most vulnerable at home and abroad in peace, crisis and disaster.


The Irish Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisation The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement with apx. 97 million volunteers in 189 countries. Our volunteers and staff work in communities all over Ireland and overseas.


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General information


All of us at the Irish Red Cross are very happy to hear your views and welcome constructive criticism. We moderate the Irish Red Cross Blog between 09.00 and 17.00 each working day. If you are posting outside this time and looking for an answer, please bear with us and we’ll get back to you the next day. We ask that you keep your posts clean on Irish Red Cross Blog. If they fail our house rules (listed below), they will be removed. We’d also ask you to keep your comments relevant and below 200 words. We may fail posts that are too long and also reject off-topic comments because we want to keep each thread focused. If you have a formal complaint, please mail us at quoting ‘complaint’ in the subject line. You’ll receive an acknowledgement within 7 days at the very latest and guidance on how to progress your complaint. Our ‘House Rules’: We reserve the right to remove posts or comments that:

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  • Post unauthorized links to other websites

Individuals who repeatedly break the above rules may eventually be blocked from posting on our Irish Red Cross Blog page.


Repeatedly posting personal or offensive comments about individual members of the public, people who work for the Irish Red Cross or people who are members of the Irish Red Cross may be considered harassment. We reserve the right to remove such messages and take action against those responsible.