Irish Red Cross Blog Archive

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 […]

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 […]

Are you a carer? If so, these are our top 5 tips

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Are you a carer? If so, what advice would you give someone just starting off as a carer?  Carers need our support to enable them to keep doing what they do. It’s normal for carers to put their own needs and feelings aside while caring for someone, this can be fine for a short period […]

Roscommon Man, Vincent Callaghan, was nominated Carer of the Year 2016

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Last year, Roscommon Man, Vincent Callaghan, was nominated Carer of the Year for acting as a full-time carer for two of his children for nearly four decades. Vincent received the award from the Irish Red Cross at a ceremony held at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. Vincent’s son Gabriel and daughter Noreen, who both have special […]

Cholera outbreak continues to worsen in Yemen

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As of Saturday,22nd July there are 384,719 suspected cases of Cholera and nearly 2000 associated deaths. Even more alarming, 600,000 people in Yemen are predicted to fall ill with cholera by the end of the year. That’s 1 in every 45 Yemenis. The Irish Red Cross continues to support the response, in trying to stem […]

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 […]