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 treated […]

The Power of you

Do you wish you could change the world? Don’t we all! Gandhi said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do”  Here, Gandhi is […]

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

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 of […]

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

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

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 the […]

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

 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 LGBTQ+ community […]

My Trip to the International Youth Camp in Germany 2017

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 International […]

Killed on their way to collect the bread contd..

In this city of half a million people, we have to identify the most vulnerable families to help first. Prioritising families with disabled family members, vulnerable households with more than five family members, households with no source of income. The problem in Taiz is that every single person is vulnerable, nobody is earning an income, […]

Killed on their way to collect the bread

Irish aid worker, Ciaran Cierans has been working with the International Committee if the Red Cross in Yemen since October 2016.  A seasoned aid worker of 12 years, Limerick man, Ciaran says the situation in Yemen is one of the ‘most challenging’ he has ever experienced.I am currently based in a city called Taiz, in […]