Safe Harbour coach departs for Ukraine

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Cronin’s Coaches, Quinn Coaches Newry, and Dennehy Commercials travelled to the Ukranian border with a coach filled with essential supplies. The coach departed Cork on Monday 14 March and was expected to return carrying 40 women and children fleeing the war on 20 March.

Niall Cronin of Cronin’s Coaches told local radio station RedFM News: “We have a an online page for people to help at People can show their interest in giving over property, apartments, sharing a room or bedroom in their house. The key to this project is to secure enough accommodation for the 40 people that we’re bringing back. This first trip is a symbol of what a lot of people are going to do here in Ireland. Today alone we’ve had a number of other operators contact us to say that they would be looking at doing the same thing, to send buses down to bring people back, so this will snowball very quickly and I think the Irish people are going to get behind this entire initiative very, very quickly.”

A GoFundMe page for the relief campaign with a target of €30,000, was surpassed within two days and is on the way to €73,000 already.

Donations at Cronin’s Coaches’ depot, and the Van Hool coach that is being used to travel to the Ukranian border. SAFE HARBOUR FOR UKRAINE