Ihar Shadzkou from Belarus as he arrived with Chernobyl Chidren at Dublin Airport to stay with families across Ireland for Christmas. Photograph:  Brian McEvoy

Ihar Shadzkou (18) was jubilant when he was surprised with a new custom-built wheelchair on arrival at Dublin Airport for his annual Christmas visit f(...)

Prince Charles meets school children during a visit to Cork Naval Base. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

Sean O’Callaghan probably never envisaged his ballad extolling all things Cork from harriers to hurlers being used to greet members of the Britis(...)

Triona Gilchrest, Harriet Mongey and Denise Hall with Maryna Malinovskaya when a group of 39 children flew into Dublin from the Chernobyl region. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Heralded by cries of delight, cheers and tears, and serenaded with seasonal songs , the latest group of children from Belarus and Ukraine were welcome(...)

View of the “sarcophagus” covering the damaged fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine will today mark 30 years since an explosion tore through its Chernobyl atomic power station in the world’s worst nuclear disaster. Commemora(...)

Founder of the charity Chernobyl Children International Irishwoman Adi Roche will address the United Nations General Assembly later this month at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Founder of the charity Chernobyl Children International Irishwoman Adi Roche will address the United Nations General Assembly later this month at an e(...)

Adi Roche with baby Victoria Doronona in the cardiac unit of Kharkiv general hospital, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. Ms Roche is set to be nominated for the award in the coming weeks by Cork’s Lord Mayor.

Adi Roche is expected to be awarded the Freedom of Cork city later this year for her work in assisting the people of Chernobyl following the nuclear (...)

Adi Roche, founder of Chernobyl Children International (CCI), with Ann Doherty, chief executive of Cork City Council and Lord Mayor of Cork Chris O’Leary. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin.

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster nearly 30 years ago “left its imprint right across Europe”, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary, has said on a visit (...)

Adi Roche with baby Victoria Doronona in the cardiac unit of Kharkiv general hospital, eastern Ukraine, in 2015. Ms Roche will visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone for the 25th time

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Chris O’Leary has paid tribute to the work of the Chernobyl Children International charity as he prepares to lead a delegation(...)

Adi Roche pictured in Ukraine. Photograph: Dan McLoughlin

Irishwoman and founder of the charity, Chernobyl Children International, Adi Roche has been honoured with the World of Children Award for her campaign(...)

 Adi Roche with Dr Igor Polivenok, of Kharkiv General Hospital, one of the international team of ‘flying doctors’ performing life-saving operations on critically-ill children in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine

The national surgical institute in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, grapples with the same problems as countless other hospitals across the country and(...)

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