Irish Red Cross Blog Archive

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 […]

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 […]