The Irish Red Cross has launched a public appeal for funds to help victims of the storms that have swept across Ireland recently.

“Our ambulances and 4x4s have been called into auxiliary service supporting the HSE, local authorities and Gardaí, and remain on stand-by in many parts of the country,“ Irish Red Cross Secretary General Liam O’Dwyer told the Leitrim Observer eralier this week.

Work has included helping to evacuate a nursing home and delivering supplies to those cut off by floods.

As the severe weather continues and more communities are affected, the Irish Red Cross has made a public appeal for financial support to help this work continue.

Donations can be made at or by calling 1850 50 70 70 or 01 64 24 600.

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