Youth Archive

National Youth Work Showcase

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Volunteer youth members and leaders from all over the country answered a call from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Irish Red Cross Youth (IRCY) to attend the National Youth Work Showcase entitled ” Youth Work changes lives” on the 27th of September in the prestigious Mansion House, Dublin. For more information of the […]

The Japanase Girl Who Inspired 1000 Irish Paper Cranes

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Sadako Sasaki (7 January 1943-25 October 1955) was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on 6 August 1945, near her home in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako was at home when the explosion occurred, about one mile from where the bomb landed but didn’t suffer any injuries at the […]

My Experience at the Heybeliada International Youth Camp

Irish Red Cross Heybeliada International Youth Camp

Religion and culture caused no difference in everyone’s common goals. To make the world a better place, free from war, unrest, poverty and so on. Everyone there just wanted to help people, in any way they could.

A special member has joined the Irish Red Cross in Kerry!

Red Fred Irish Red Cross Kerry Mascot

A special member has joined the Irish Red Cross in Kerry!  Since he arrived late last month, Red Fred has been busy getting his safety message for Halloween out to all the boys and girls in Kerry and getting ready for Christmas. Red Fred launched the spooktacular Halloween safety colouring competition and was delighted when the Kerryeye newspaper came on […]

Eight Year Old Life Saver

Harry and Isabelle

Harry and Isabelle

Waterford school boy Harry is, in most respects, your average eight year old. He loves nothing more than playing football and playing with his friends. But unlike most 8 year olds, Harry is a lifesaver. In 2011, Harry’s family welcomed Isabelle, the latest edition to their family and the smallest as she was born premature. […]

Fermoy School Girl Saves Mans Life

Meet Jemma, a Fermoy schoolgirl and a life saver...

Meet Jemma, a Fermoy schoolgirl and a life saver...

Fermoy schoolgirl Jemma Dearden is, in most respects, your average sixteen year old. But unlike most sixteen year olds, Jemma is a lifesaver. In the early hours of the morning, Jemma and her mother Julie were woken by shouts for help from the street below their bedroom windows. The teenager’s first aid training from the […]

150 Years of Youth: The Healthy Future of the Movement Depends on Listening to its Youth Members

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By Dr Massimo Barra, Vice President of the Standing Commission of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent The expression ‘Red Cross Red Crescent Youth’ has always had two correlated significance: what youngsters can do for the Movement on one hand and what the Movement can do for youngsters on the other. In the ideal […]

Fermoy School Girl Saves Mans Life

Recovery Position

Recovery Position

On Saturday 23rd February, sixteen year old schoolgirl Jemma Dearden came to the rescue of a man outside her home in Fermoy after a bar brawl left him unconscious. Jemma and her mother were woken by shouts for help from the street below their bedroom windows.  The teenager’s first aid training from the Irish Red […]

Portlaw Cadets Reach Milestone

The Irish Red Cross Portlaw Cadet Unit aka Youth Volunteers, established only just over a year ago, has been going from strength to strength with 42 members aged 9 to 18 having reached their first milestone last week – the completion of the OPTIONS Programme Bronze Level. Consisting of eight different categories, this nationwide programme […]

5 on Friday – A Week in the Red Cross World

This week we bring you  Sandy survivors, Donegal Drama, Smart Phones in Singapore, Red Cross Bay Watch, and amateur dramatics   from around the world. It’s this week’s  ‘5 on Friday’… Every week Red Cross and Red Crescent Volunteers, Staff, Friends and Supporters work hard in countries all over the world to support those in need.  Here’s […]