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First Aid Competition Winners 2017

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  This year, the First Aid Competitions took place on the 4th & 5th November in Gormanstown, Co Meath. The competitions are made up of several different stages – the teams and individuals compete, treating causalities which have simulated injuries and different accident scenarios. Congratulations to Dublin Borough who have won this year’s President’s Trophy […]

Your Best Defence is You – Flu Season

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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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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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 […]

Irish Red Cross communications team

Have you met the NEW Irish Red Cross Communications team? If you have a tale to tell get in touch with Mary and Andrew. Don’t let a great Red Cross story go untold!  Andrew Parle is the Digital Marketing Executive for the Irish Red Cross. Both Google and Hubspot certified, Andrew completed a BSc Honours Degree […]

National Youth Work Showcase

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Volunteer youth members and leaders from all over the country answered a call from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Irish Red Cross Youth (IRCY) to attend the National Youth Work Showcase entitled ” Youth Work changes lives” on the 27th of September in the prestigious Mansion House, Dublin. For more information of the […]

We have been blown away

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  We have been blown away by the messages of support we recently received for our Irish aid workers; Ciaran, Deborah and Susanna. In a recent mailshot, we asked our AMAZING donors for messages of support to show how much they are appreciated, not only by us, but by the wider Irish Red Cross family. After […]

Have you met Buddy?

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Buddy Bear is a friendly bear and doesn’t like bullying. His box of activities and games are a resource to advice on what to do when you’re being bullied. So far Buddy boxes have been distributed to thirty Irish Red Cross branches to help educate children about bullying. An anti-bullying campaign was started after a motion passed […]

local Red Cross hero from Waterford

We all know people who have made a positive impact in our lives or in our communities, real hero’s. Nobody more deserves the accolade, than 13 year old Ryan, a member of the Irish Red Cross Waterford City branch.  While camping with the Scouts on the comeragh mountains near counshigan lake in Co Waterford, Ryan […]

The Power of you

Do you wish you could change the world? Don’t we all!  Gandhi said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do”   Here, […]