Our Youth department
Sandra Stanley – Head of National Services
Catriona Finn – National Youth Officer
You can contact any of the staff on email@example.com or 01 642 4600
National Youth Working Group
This group is one of several groups reporting to the Board of the Irish Red Cross. It was established under the society's Youth Charter to aid development of Irish Red Cross Youth and support its role in achieving the mission of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
One of the group's key functions is to identify major concerns of young people and recommend action as appropriate. It does this by supporting the personal growth of Irish Red Cross Youth members and in turn, young people generally.
It manages partnerships and programmes to achieve this aim which reflect the Seven Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service and Unity.
This group also works closely with other working groups that are part of the Irish Red Cross governance structures. Its relationship with the Irish Red Cross Safeguarding Committee is of particular importance. The chair of the National Youth Working Group is the National Director of Youth who is appointed by the Board of the Irish Red Cross.
Members of the current Youth Working Group (2019-2022):
Bernie Rutherford – Donegal, Chair & National Director of Youth
Jessica Cox – Galway, Vice-Chair & Area Director of Youth Galway
Philip Dorian – Meath, National Youth Representative
Tom Doyle - Dublin Borough, Regional Director of Youth for Dublin Mid-Leinster
Caitriona Ryan – Dublin Borough, Regional Director of Youth for Dublin North-East
Emma Brennan – Cork, Regional Director of Youth for South
Jennie White – Cork
Ryan Hayes – Meath
Ronan Gannon – Mayo, Area Director of Youth for Mayo
Lorna Costelloe – Meath, Area Director of Youth for Meath
Emily Guilfoyle – Limerick
Caoimhe McLaughlin – Donegal, Area Director of Youth for Donegal
You can contact any member of the National Youth Working Group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Representative acts as a voice for youth and communicates decisions made at General Assembly (GA) and National Youth Working Group (NYWG) directly to youth members.
The current Youth Representative (2018 - 2020) is Philip Dorian.
You can contact Philip Dorian in his role as Youth Representative by emailing email@example.com.