Irish Red Cross Blog Archive

Reunited from the family they were stolen from

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Recently the Irish Red Cross in partnership with UNHCR and IOM Ireland helped reunite two young brothers through our Family Reunification Travel Assistance Programme. The Irish Red Cross is part of an international network which traces separated relatives, restores contact and reunites families. This free service, known as Restoring Family Links (RFL), is co-ordinated by the […]

2017 Dublin Pride Festival

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  My time at the 2017 Dublin Pride Festival  On the 24th of June, I attended the 2017 Dublin Pride festival where I took part in the Irish Red Cross Youth float in the parade. It was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life so far. As a teenage member of the […]

My Trip to the International Youth Camp in Germany 2017

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Eilish O’Malley from Galway and Sarah O’Rourke from Clane were selected earlier this year to represent Ireland at an International Youth Camp in Einbeck, Germany.   I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received an email from the Irish Red Cross saying that I was selected to represent the Irish Red Cross Youth at the […]

My sunrise summit story

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My Sunrise Summit story! As a fairly inexperienced climber and someone who is a bit nervous of heights, climbing Lugnaquilla for the Sunrise Summit Challenge 2017 was certainly a challenge for me personally. I had helped to organise the event and really wanted to take part as well so chose to take part in the […]

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 […]

Tell us your story

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      Many of our Irish Red Cross Volunteers have stories to tell. Big or small, significant or trivial, individual or far-reaching. We’ve been thinking of ways you can share your stories with everyone, and we’re inviting you to share your best stories with us.    Simply click on the button below and follow […]

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…

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…