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#Irish Red Cross

# irish-red-cross - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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.

# irish-red-cross - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'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.

# irish-red-cross - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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.

# irish-red-cross - Friday 13 April, 2018

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.

# irish-red-cross - Thursday 4 January, 2018

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 - Friday 1 September, 2017

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.

# irish-red-cross - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world

One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.

# irish-red-cross - Monday 28 September, 2015

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated Cork To Calais This post contains videos

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated

People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.

# irish-red-cross - Thursday 24 September, 2015

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.

# irish-red-cross - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

# irish-red-cross - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

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 - Sunday 3 March, 2013

PICS: The 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Syrian refugee camps Irish Red Cross This post contains images

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.

# irish-red-cross - Thursday 27 December, 2012

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.

# irish-red-cross - Friday 2 November, 2012

Poll: Would you assist in an emergency situation? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# irish-red-cross - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

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.

# irish-red-cross - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Presenting... the ambulance on a bike Health This post contains images

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 - Saturday 22 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The heave that keeps on heaving, three dead in Tipperary crash, and how the internet is almost full…

# irish-red-cross - Friday 20 August, 2010

THE IRISH RED CROSS has suspended the head of its International Department after discovering he had a part in anonymously publicising a whistleblowing blog raising concerns about how the charity was being funded.

The charity sad that entries on the ‘Governance Reform at Irish Red Cross’ blog were false and defamatory, and took court action against Google, which publishes the blog on its Blogspot service, and UPC, to have the blog closed.

The anonymous blog is obviously written by an organisation insider, who in their opening post claimed that “Irish Red Cross is now at its weakest in its 70 year history.

Sunday Times writer Mark Tighe has now explained in his blog that the charity has suspended Noel Wardick, after its action against UPC showed that he had set up an anonymous email address from which to publicise the blog.

The suspension came a month after a judge ordered UPC to reveal the owner of the IP address behind a Hotmail account used to publicise the blog to the IRC’s own staff, but could not ask Google to reveal the blog’s author because the Red Cross had mistakenly taken action against Google Ireland, which in itself has no administrative role in the Blogspot service.

Worringly for many users, however, UPC did not give Wardick any warning or indication that it was handing over his personal details the Irish Red Cross. Nor, it would appear, was Wardick given any chance to argue to the court against his details behind handed over.

Tighe also reports that an international investigation into Wardick’s behaviour is due next week.

# irish-red-cross - Monday 26 July, 2010

THE HIGH COURT has today ordered the internet provider UPC to reveal the identity of the blogger behind the anonymous ‘Governance Reform at Irish Red Cross‘ blog, after the charity brought a case against it and Google, who publish the blog through Blogspot.