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Safe Home Ireland was set up as a Pilot Project in January 2000 by a local GP and our current Chairperson, Dr. Jerry Cowley. At that time, as a rural GP and Chairman of a Voluntary Housing scheme based in Mulranny, a number of people enquired about the possibility of their elderly relatives returning home to live in their native area. Publicity around the Pilot Project increased with queries coming from all over the world, highlighting the demand and need for a separate organisation. Successful campaigning and support from the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade ensured that Safe Home was registered as an Organisation in its own right in 2002.
Over the years, Safe Home Ireland has evolved from simply providing a housing option for older Irish born emigrants. Alongside this role, we now provide an information and advisory service for anyone considering a move to Ireland and we offer support for those who having moved back, require assistance.
Far left, Safe Home Outreach & Advocacy Officer, Noreen Mulrine and 3rd from left, Safe Home CEO, Karen McHugh, meet President Michael D. Higgins & his wife, Sabine, following the Global Irish Civic Forum held in Dublin (June 2015).
Safe Home Outreach & Advocacy Officer, Brenda Fleming, accepting a cheque on behalf of Safe Home Ireland, part proceeds from box office takings of ” My English Tongue, My Irish Heart”