The Red Cross Movement, with over 100 million members worldwide, is the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world today. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. The Irish Red Cross Society was established by an Act of the Oireachtas in 1939. The President of Ireland by virtue of her office, holds the top position of President of the Irish Red Cross Society.

Beneficiary ProjectThe Red Cross in the Limerick area provides both emergency services as well as a variety of broad-based community services including youth work and care for the sick and elderly. It is renowned for its high quality first aid courses to individuals, groups and employers. Funding will enable: the development of services in Newcastlewest with the purchase of a new ambulance and additional resources for training