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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -4°C

# Irish Red Cross

This year
# Dublin
Calls for industrial buildings to be 'utilised' in response to impending Citywest closure
An advisor to the Irish Red Cross said industrial buildings should be utilised until ‘something more sustainable appears’.
Last year
# fundraiser
Irish Red Cross fund to support Creeslough community raises €352,000 in first 24 hours
The Irish Red Cross set up the Creaslough Communtity Support Fund, with the support of An Post and Applegreen
# Red Cross
Thousands of refugees may be forced back to hotels after students return
The Irish Red Cross said around 3,000 refugees staying in student accommodation will have to move out by the end of August.
# Darragh O'Brien
Housing minister tells local authorities to allow social housing tenants to take in Ukrainian refugees
Darragh O’Brien has written to local authorities about the measure.
# Ukraine
'It's a huge undertaking': Red Cross to begin rollout of shared accommodation for Ukrainians
The charity has said supports will be available to hosts to help ensure the arrangement runs smoothly.
Almost 25,000 pledges of accommodation were offered through the Irish Red Cross portal, Michelle Hennessy writes.
The first tranche of accommodation match-ups will be for adults only.
It emerged last week that the Government is considering offering a €400 monthly payment to hosts.
# ukrainian refugees
Modular homes on State land among 'emergency measures' being considered for Ukrainian refugees
The Irish Red Cross have said that approximately 75% of the pledges are for shared accommodation.
# good will
Charities ask people interested in supporting Ukraine to donate money rather than physical items
Over €4 million has been donated to the Irish Red Cross so far to provide humanitarian support to Ukraine.
All time
# Awards
Two Journal Media reporters win Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
Maria Delaney and Michelle Hennessy won for their series Tough Start which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
# Awards
Two Journal Media reporters shortlisted for Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2021
Michelle Hennessy and Maria Delaney are nominated for their series Tough Start, which investigated challenges faced by Traveller children.
# Awards reporter wins Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award 2020
Órla Ryan has travelled to Kenya and Lebanon in recent years to cover human rights issues.
# Awards
Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists
Pat Hume, the wife of civil rights leader John Hume, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards at tonight’s ceremony.
# Restructuring
'None of these are easy decisions': 27% donations drop leads to job losses at Irish Red Cross
The charity has also experienced financial costs through regulation and governance.
# Wicklow Mountains
Hikers warned of 'heat exhaustion' as warm spell leads to spike in mountain rescue callouts
The Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team has reported over 60 callouts so far this year.
# High Court
Brother of MMA fighter Joao Carvalho suing promoters and medical staff behind event
Carvalho died two days after losing consciousness in the aftermath of a bout at the National Stadium in Dublin in April 2016.
# Storm Eleanor
Were you affected by Storm Eleanor? Emergency funds are being made available
The scheme will provide support up to €20,000 for those who meet the eligibility criteria.
# Irish Red Cross
Donegal clubs, community groups and businesses to get humanitarian relief following flooding
The Irish Red Cross that that it was administering two temporary emergency support schemes at the request of the government.
# Yemen
Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world
One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.
# cork to calais
Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated
People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.
# milo's appeal
This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees
Milo McCarthy has raised over €7,000 since starting the appeal.
# crisis
If a humanitarian disaster happened in Ireland tomorrow, how ready would we be?
Not very.
# Friends Reunited
In pictures: World War II refugees reunited in Ireland after more than 60 years
A group of 21 children who had been evacuated to Ireland returned to our shores last weekend, as part of The Gathering.
# Irish Red Cross
PICS: The 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Syrian refugee camps
The Red Cross is on the ground at refugee camps in Jordan, where people – mainly women and children – who fled Syria await an uncertain future.
# Rescue
Disorientated hill walkers rescued after straying into army training zone
The hill walkers became disorientated and strayed into the impact zone of the Irish Army training area.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation?
Study from NUI Maynooth says 95 per cent of people they surveyed wouldn’t assist in an emergency, mainly out of fear of being sued or lack of practice in first-aid. Would you help out?
# flood relief
Cork flood victims to get emergency cash for food
The first grants of up to €1000 are expected to be made this week as the recovery effort continues.
# Health
Presenting... the ambulance on a bike
Irish Red Cross gets (two) First Responder bicycle units to deliver medical aid quickly and efficiently.
# Irish Red Cross
Red Cross suspends senior staffer over whistleblowing blog
The head of IRC’s International Department is suspended after being found publicising a negative blog.
# Blogging
High Court orders UPC to unmask anonymous Red Cross blogger