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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# volunteers

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# mulvey report
Doolin Coast Guard unit to be reconstituted following fallout from resignations
The unit was stood down last month following the shock resignations of six members.
# token
Government considering how to honour the work of volunteers during pandemic
There have been calls for a gesture of appreciation to be given.
# volunteers
Northern Ireland residents invited to volunteer for Covid-19 vaccine research
Volunteers can sign up to a registry to link researchers with potential trial participants.
# get involved
Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today
A new webpage for businesses seeking to provide supplies or services in support of the national response to Covid-19 is open.
# Dublin
'We think we're making a difference': The volunteers cleaning all along the banks of the Royal Canal
We went out with the Royal Canal Clean-Up Group earlier this month.
# Mental Health
'Sometimes they're just lonely and want a chat': What it means to volunteer at Childline
Childline saw it’s seventh millionth phone call earlier this year – we sat down with some volunteers to see what Childline means to them.
# homeless in dublin
'There's anger on the streets': The volunteers handing out food and fitting dentures at the GPO
O’Connell Street is a hive of activity each Friday evening as groups provide services for those in need.
# Homelessness
Over 450 poor and homeless people will be given a Christmas Day dinner at the RDS today
Some 3,000 Christmas dinners will also be prepared and delivered to the homes of those in need.
# volunteers
Organisers of children's event Playstival with the Happy Pear apologise over garda vetting furore
The event faced a backlash over Facebook comments about volunteers not requiring vetting on its event page.
# Homelessness
One night out in Dublin city with five different soup runs
There are at least 16 different groups or organisations that give out food and supplies on the streets of Dublin city on a regular basis.
# Homelessness
Volunteers will feed 3,500 poor and homeless people a Christmas dinner today
The 350 volunteer spots filled up within a day this year.
# golden bay
Hundreds of whales die after becoming stranded on New Zealand beach
Hope is fading for the around 100 whales still alive on the beach.
Everyone was equal, we left our egos at the door: Why I volunteered at Apollo House
Hazel Larkin tells her personal experience of what supporting residents meant to them – and to her.
# Caitriona Lucas
'It's what we do' - Husband of Coast Guard volunteer back on the water after her death
Speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show, Bernard Lucas paid tribute to his wife and his community.
# smart bins
How this Dublin suburb managed to become the cleanest area in Ireland
Well over half of its area is completely unpolluted by litter, well ahead of its nearest competitors.
# Homelessness
35 homeless people slept in Apollo House last night (and there are plans to increase that to 60)
Activists say the building could have a maximum capacity of 60 residents.
# alone for christmas
A Dublin woman set up a Christmas Day lunch for 300 people so no-one would be alone on the big day
Margaret Brown and her volunteers will cater to around 300 people this Christmas
# volunteers
Bear Grylls pays tribute to late Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas
He said people like her are “unsung heroes”.
# living history
Do you know these men? The Casino in Marino wants to recreate this 1940 photo of Dublin soldiers
The 83 men were photographed outside the Dublin landmark at a reunion
Voices of 1916: 'Con was in love with Lucy - and would have married her if he had lived'
Elizabeth Colbert had not known how deeply involved her brother Con was with the rebels ahead of the Rising – but she knew that he harboured a secret love.
# calais
Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed
Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.
# welcome to the jungle
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
# volunteers
Body found during massive search for missing man in Clare
Gardaí are not treating the death as suspicious.
Lifeboat crew rescues boat that lost power in gale force winds
The three people on board the boat had been carrying out work in the area.
'They put a knife to my throat and told me I shouldn't be speaking on TV about gay men'
Mary Lawlor recounts the experiences of three frontline defenders and the most common dangers they face defending human rights.
# community
'I used to feel like crying but to get a window you can see out properly, it's like winning the Lotto'
Age Action is looking for volunteers to help with its Care and Repair programme.
# Easter 1916
QUIZ: How well do you remember your school Easter Rising lessons?
Time to root out your history text books.
# magheramore
After six years (and help from Daniel Day Lewis), Wicklow hospice finally gets the go-ahead
It is hoped the hospice will be opened in 2017.
# in time for christmas
Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses
It’s all thanks to ALONE.
# focus ireland sleep out
'On my way home I saw 7 people sleeping rough - I'm lucky'
Business, community and political figures slept rough for one night in aid of Focus Ireland.
# family supports
Demand on family resource centres increases by 50% despite funding cuts
Since 2008, FRCs have had their funding frozen and faced cuts every year.
# volunteering
'He was talking about never seeing his unborn child when we rescued him': Volunteering with the RNLI
Brendan Copeland has been with the RNLI for 24 years, he spoke to about his experiences.
# Support
Sexual abuse victim: 'We can't fix another's pain, only witness it. Thank you for being my witness.'
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is currently recruiting for volunteers.
# talk to us
Samaritans' volunteers will highlight their work at a location near you this summer
Calls increased by 20% in two months with the new free number 116 123.
'We might need the stretcher for the reshuffle': €200,000 boost for mountain rescue teams
Hands off the equipment lads, it’s well needed.
# Games
2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick
Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.
# Insurgency
Iraqi security forces stage major counter-attack against militants
As many as 279 “terrorists” have been killed in the past 24 hours, security officials said.
# Homeless
A woman who is nine months pregnant was sleeping rough in Dublin last night
ICHH says the homelessness situation in the capital is getting worse.
# Guardian Angels
Parents of newborn baby thank Ireland after Irish-funded operation saves their son
Miroslava was at serious risk of dying from ‘Chernobyl Heart’.
# Charity
US students volunteer to fix up Dublin women's refuge
The students worked with staff from the US Embassy in Dublin to give Rathmines Women’s Refuge a makeover.