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Africa Day 2017

Africa Day 2017

 Africa Day 2017 Did you know, Africa Day falls on the 25th May each year and is celebrated across the globe? In cities such as New York, Washington and London – academic gatherings and cultural showcases mark the day.    In Ireland, the Irish Red Cross were delighted to take part in this years Africa […]

Free First Aid app

Free First Aid App

Irish Red Cross free First Aid app Do you know to stop a common nose bleed? Do you, pinch the nose? If so, the bony or soft part?  Should you tilt your head forward or back? For situations like a nose bleed, help is close at hand.   The award winning Irish Red Cross First […]

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – May 8th

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day Today, on World Red Cross Red Crescent Day, we celebrate the incredible achievements of millions of volunteers around the world and in everycommunity. We are especially proud of the many Irish Red Cross volunteers who work tirelessly in their communities through a diverse and innovate range of services […]

The devastation caused by flooding in Ireland

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  Aidan recalls the devastation caused by flooding in Ireland  Over the past decade, the words “heavy rainfall” and “flooding” are synonymous with Clonmel in County Tipperary and indeed other parts of the country. Aidan, who grew up in Clonmel recalls the devastation caused by flooding in Ireland.                […]

The Jasmine Ball

The Jasmine Ball  The Jasmine Ball, taking place on May 6th at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road, has been organised by a fundraising committee made up of some of Ireland’s leading business people.  Television Presenter Lisa Cannon, will act as MC at the black tie event. Whilst the Bentley Boys and LineUp Choir will provide […]

Meet Nafissatou

My name is Susanna Cunningham and I am writing to you today from Niger, West Africa. When I first came to Niger, a little over three years ago, I remember a young mother Nafissatou, she could have been no more than 25…

A letter from Susanna, Country Representative, Niger

A letter from Susanna, Country Representative, Niger

My name is Susanna Cunningham and I am writing to you today from Niger, West Africa. When I first came to Niger, a little over three years ago, I remember a young mother Nafissatou, she could have been no more than 25…

Spread the L♥ve

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We’re all about spreading the l♥ve here in the Irish Red Cross. Especially when it puts a smile on someone else’s face. Nothing makes us smile more than the creative people around the country who come up with (sometimes wacky) ideas to help people in crisis.

Here’s three of our favourite supporter events that you might like to join in with…

Steps Toward Community Health

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Irish Red Cross healthy steps

After beating cancer, Thomas and his wife Mary were determined to continue leading a very active social life, they found that there was a lack of health based programmes for their age group in their local area. Then they found something in their local paper…

The No-Borders Blanket

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largest knitted blanket record breaking attempt ireland Clare Valery Larkin Red Cross

Knitters from around the world are helping Valery in county Clare to break a record and help the Irish Red Cross.