Pat Carey takes on Irish Red Cross chairman role

Former Fianna Fáil minister says he will be mainly chairing meetings

Pat Carey started his new role with Irish Red Cross over the weekend.

Pat Carey started his new role with Irish Red Cross over the weekend.

 

Former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has been appointed chairman of the Irish Red Cross. Mr Carey was nominated to the position by the board and started the new position on Saturday.

“I am looking forward to it,” Mr Carey said. “It will be mainly chairing board meetings and making sure it complies with corporate governance and financial governance.

“Internationally, the Red Cross is a very strong brand. The Red Cross at home, they are providing very many ambulance service and first aid courses around the country.

“They run some interesting courses in the prisons of preventing and reducing violence . I hope to build on it and help them build on it.”

Mr Carey is a former Fianna Fáil TD who lost his seat in the general election in 2011.