Members of the Irish Red Cross YOUTH attended the Aras an Uachtaran

Members of the Irish Red Cross YOUTH attended the Aras an Uachtaran garden party. Sarah and Charlee, both members of their local Irish Red Cross Muff Branch in Donegal recently attended Aras an Uachtaran garden party. They were selected because of their exceptional volunteer work this year.  Sarah McConnellogue wrote…It was just an ordinary day when my mammy […]

Thank you letter

Dear Rose and Kieran, I am writing to thank you for taking care of me when I fell from my bike during the Claremorris Cycling Club charity event on 16 September last.You literally saved my life by the promptness of your actions and the way you treated me on the side of the road that morning. When […]

How to treat cuts, burns and scalds

With all their curiosity and energy, babies and children are at times naturally prone to accidents. Medical emergencies of every size like choking, burns or cuts happen all the time and you are never quite sure when or where they will occur. This is why all parents should consider attending a first aid course – […]

How to treat cuts or lacerations

A laceration is a cut in the skin usually caused by a sharp object. Cuts and lacerations are common in young children. Usually, parents can treat them at home, however treatment of cuts or lacerations typically depends on just how deep the cut is.  PEEP POSTURE – Put the casualty sitting or lying down in case they feel […]

How to perform CPR

What is CPR?  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) involves pressing hard and fast on the centre of the person’s chest and providing rescue breaths to help save their life. It is a simple, easily learned emergency procedure used when someone’s breathing and heartbeat stop suddenly (cardiac arrest). For those who are trained, it is best to give both compressions […]

Four Nutrition Tips for a Successful Sunrise Summit

Hi, my name is Rab from Das Nutrition Consultancy which is based in Dublin.  Seeing the sunrise from one of Ireland’s highest peaks is going to be unforgettable. Collectively experiencing this while raising support for the Irish Red Cross will make it even more special. Each peak will offer its own unique challenges. Larger ones will require more […]

Clearing snow from Footpaths and more helpful tips.

Today is the perfect day to stay indoors and watch your favorite TV shows. Nonetheless, if you feel safe enough to go out, build a snow man, walk the dogs or buy necessary food please ensure you stay warm, be seen and stay safe. To avoid slips and falls we advise you wear shoes with […]

Hurricane victims in Haiti helped by donations to the Irish Red Cross

 Hurricane Irma stormed Haiti on the evening of 7 September 2017 and continued into the early hours of 8 September and the floods it caused devastated many Haitian families, wreaking havoc on their homes and belongings. Nelta Joachin from Malfety, which is located in the north of Haiti, was just one of those affected, and […]

Help us prepare to save lives!

“The children were frightened of the snakes in the water,” says Adere. “They were shouting ‘snakes, snakes!’ A lot of my pet animals died – ducks, chickens, goats and cows – all drowned and were washed away.”Adere Begum is a mother of two, pregnant with her third child and living in Bangladesh. Flooding is a […]

Bangladesh: one of the largest Red Cross operations in the world

Bangladesh has seen 650,000 people cross its borders, fleeing violence in Rakhine State and the Red Cross has been at the coalface providing relief. One of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in this region for decades was triggered in 2017 with the arrival of 655,000 people into Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Rakhine State, they […]