Celebrating 30 years of the MS Readathon: Over 10,000 Irish children set to take part

“Over the past 30 years, MS Readathon has encouraged children all across Ireland to make friends with books and the reading habit whilst raising funds for a highly worthwhile cause.”

This world Mental Health Day, Irish support service Aware encourage those struggling to reach out and ask for help

“It is very important to reach out, ask for help and avail of the services available”.

Safe Haven: plain sailing for refugees and Irish communities

Each group of young people step onto the boat as its passengers and disembark as its crew.

Women for Refugee Women: Empowering those who have fled across borders

“Coming here makes me feel empowered. Before I was in darkness. Now I have learnt so much. Women for Refugee Women is like family to me”.

Abortion rights activist Goretti Horgan shares her dream dinner party guests to set the world to rights

“Fiona Ferguson, a young activist from Belfast who has the confidence to go on the BBC and stand up for radical and pro-choice politics….at her age, there is no way I’d have had that nerve!”

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