On Monday, February 11th 2019 O.N.E. (The Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel/Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann) aims to raise public awareness and aid for the homeless Irish Defence Forces veterans it supports, by situating veterans in specially-created Tricolour sleeping bags around the streets of Dublin.
Dubbed 'Sleeping Flags', the symbolic act, which challenges protocols around the treatment and representation of the Irish flag, is to represent both the homeless veterans who died on Dublin's streets, which was the catalyst for O.N.E. setting up its first homeless hostel, and the reality facing current and future veterans if the charity is unable to keep its doors open.
To date, O.N.E. has helped hundreds of homeless male and female Defence Forces veterans who have served abroad in conflict zones including The Congo, Lebanon, Syria and the Mediterranean, or at home during The Troubles. Many come to O.N.E. with depression, disabilities, PTSD, or having suffered family breakdowns, with little support to call on.
We're always looking to give Irish businesses a bit of a boost and today we're delving into the world of interiors by meeting some of the very talented exhibitors taking part in this years "Love Your Home" exhibition
A host of acts took to the stage at the weekend for another entertaining night of Ireland's Got Talent, but it was one singing nurse who wowed the judges after revealing that he used music to overcome his speech issues.