Advocating to Holly Cairns TD and members of Social Democrats

The role of ONE can be summarised in four words – Support, Comradeship, Advocacy, and Remembrance.

ONE unashamedly advocates in support of veterans. It advocates particularly on behalf of those who are less fortunate than others. The majority of veterans of the Defence Forces, irrespective of length of service, are very successful in their new careers or are happy in retirement. However, there are quite a number who need help from time to time.

Yesterday, 29th April 2024, the leader of the Social Democrats, Holly Cairns TD along with her party colleague, EU election candidate and housing expert Rory Hearne visited Kildare Town with local election candidate and Defence Forces Veteran Pat Balfe Social Democrats. ONE’s Marketing and Fundraising Officer Wayne Fitzgerald had the opportunity to brief them on how ONE makes a difference by providing professional services to veterans who have become homeless or require support. Members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) also gave a presentation on veterans issues.

Veterans don’t choose to be homeless or to suffer from Mental Health issues. Choice by definition comprises two key elements: right and opportunity. ONE continues to need your assistance to return those rights and opportunities for housing and other support services to our veterans as we strive to ensure that:
No Irish Veteran is Left Behind

ONE is a Registered Charity whose primary objective is to support veterans of the Defence Forces by the provision of accommodation to homeless veterans in its Veterans’ Homes and the provision of other advice and support to veterans, in particular Mental Health advice, through its nationwide network of Branches, Veteran Support Centres, and Veteran Support Officers. More info on our website.

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