You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me, when the road looks rough ahead…” so the song goes and this was certainly the case for Mohammed Hasan recently thanks to the kindness of his friend Rabiullah. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh to escape the violence in Rakhine State over the past few months […]

A Parcel with a Difference

Many will open presents over coming weeks but thanks to you, Red Cross parcels will have a much greater meaning for those in need this Christmas Parcels have long been part and parcel of Red Cross history. During WWII, the British Red Cross and the Order of St John worked together as the Joint War Organisation […]

First Aid Competition Winners 2017

Dublin Borough come away with grand prize in GormanstownDublin Borough came away with the President’s Trophy at the First Aid Competitions which took place from 4-5 November in Gormanston College, Co Meath. The First Aid Competition provides a platform for Irish Red Cross first aiders from across the country – across a range of age […]

Your Best Defence is You – Flu Season

I think most people will agree that Irish weather is always hard to predict. Will we have a white Christmas or will we have a warm summer? Neither would be surprising at this stage. But either way it always good to follow these tips during the flu season. The Government’s 2017-2018 Be Winter-Ready information campaign was […]

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 IrelandBe SeenThe evenings are shorter and darker at this time of the year, be sure you can be seen my […]

My insightful experience at the Inspired National Youth Conference

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 aBSc Honours Degree in Technology, Design […]

National Youth Work Showcase

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 […]

We have been blown away

 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 a […]

Have you met Buddy?

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 at […]