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Uniforms on Duty

Sprinkles Of Confidence

Sprinkles Of Confidence

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to April in Wexford. Her daughter Siún loves to role play in her scrubs and regularly dresses up as a Vet. When we spoke to April,  she told us about their rescue cat Sprinkles, and how Siún is very hands-on when it...

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Playing Through Testing Times

Playing Through Testing Times

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to Sarah in Dublin she described her little boy’s positivity during self-isolation. Antigen tests: we’ll all be happy when we don’t have to worry about them anymore! At the start of January 2022, Covid arrived at our...

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Caring Not Scaring

Caring Not Scaring

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to Lulu in Dublin about her son’s recent “Wow” moment.Halloween 2021 was coming and I was on the lookout for a costume for my two-and-a-half-year-old son, Timothy. The shops are always full of choices, but many of them...

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Hero Of The Hour

Hero Of The Hour

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to Katie in Kerry who told us about a morning she’ll never forget.A phone call at 5.30 am rarely brings good news. On May 12th last year, my husband and I were woken by our neighbour telling us the water mains had burst...

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On The Birthday Beat

On The Birthday Beat

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to Clair in Wexford about her daughter’s unforgettable birthday surprise.There’s no doubt in Ava’s mind. She’s going to become a Garda. A chat with Gardaí in the People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire and a visit from a Garda to...

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One of the crew

One of the crew

As part of our Uniforms on Duty series, we spoke to Aoife in Dublin. Her son Ollie, thrives when he’s with his heroes.“Mummy, Mummy, there was smoke!” I often hear this from my five-year-old son Ollie when he gets home from school. When he says it I act shocked and...

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Happy Helpers at Happy Days

Happy Helpers at Happy Days

Eilish Balfe, manager of Happy Days Early Years Service in Ratoath, Co. Meath, describes how role-play and dress-up enables children to help others and prepare for life. Community spirit plays a huge part in our day-to-day activities. We focus on an emerging...

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