Irish Red Cross Blog Archive

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…

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.

Life as Paediatrician to Refugees

Ritsona, Greece - A member of the Red Cross in Ritsona refugee camp on the 17th of October 2016. Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kurds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Ritsona, Greece - A member of the Red Cross in Ritsona refugee camp on the 17th of October 2016. Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kurds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

We recently met Belen, a Paediatrician working in Red Cross healthcare unit in Ritsona camp, close to Athens. Belen recently graduated and has always wanted to help in an international humanitarian role.     Can you tell us a little about how long have you been here and what you do?   I’m the Paediatrician. […]

A #Selfieless Christmas with Canon

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We’ve joined Canon on their mission to make this Christmas #selfieless. Embrace the season and do a good deed for someone else, then: ♥ Photograph it ♥ Hashtag it #selfieless ♥ Nominate 3 friends to do the same       A video posted by Canon (@canonuk) Canon have donated €1million to the Red Cross […]

An Irish Red Cross Report From the Camps in Greece_Christmas 2016

Joana Ramalho from our Irish Red Cross team recently traveled to Greece to report on the conditions in camps and the challenges facing the refugees and migrants who have been living in them for nearly a a year now. In this video she made in Kordelio camp near Thessaloniki, Joana shows us how people are living.

Illness Separates Family

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Shortly after arriving in Ireland, disaster struck when Diane became seriously ill and lost touch with Adam while in the hospital.

One woman’s mission to dive and record the seabed of Normandy

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As Ireland prepared for one of its most important moments in its history as a Republic this Easter time, the centenary of 1916 and the Easter Rising, a small town in Normandy, France were also remembering and preparing to celebrate the Irish, but for a different reason.

The Irish Red Cross arrived in St Lo after the allied bombing that destroyed 95% of the town in the days after D-Day, and they opened a Hospital, (‘L’Hopital Irlandais’ or in English ‘Irish Hospital’), which was a collection of wooden buildings. The impact that the Irish Hospital had on the rebirth of St-Lô and the local people was immense.

Babies with bronchitis and thousands struggling in northern Greece

Dr. Agnes Juhsz in Idomeni determines if this Syrian boy has a pulmonary infection.

Dr. Agnes Juhsz in Idomeni determines if this Syrian boy has a pulmonary infection.

A Red Cross doctor writes about giving medical aid from a tent in Idomeni, Greece, where his team treat up to 600 patients each week   Idomeni is a small village on Greece’s northern border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and in recent weeks has become the symbol of the migration crisis.   […]