Help get Irina on the Road!

by Rose Barrett
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A GoFundMe campaign has been set up by born and bred Rush local, Emma Connor who is owner of Mrs Connor Cleaning Services.

Emma has set up this fundraiser to support a Ukrainian refugee who has recently arrived into the area.

Irina (aged 39) landed in Ireland on March 16, while her husband is still in the Ukraine.

Emma wrote online: “I have been in contact with Irina since early March, exchanging emails almost daily. When Irina arrived, she was staying in a hotel in Shannon, until recently when I finally got to collect her and bring her to her new home in Rush.

“Irina is now living with a family member of mine and will commence work with us in Mrs Connor Cleaning Services this week. We are absolutely delighted to have Irina and help her out in any way we can. She is truly a beautiful person, and even in one of the toughest times of her life, she is always smiling.”

Having travelled with limited funds but is prepared to buy a run-around-car that she needs in order to work entirely from her own means.

Emma has decided that she wants to help Irina buy fundraising for her car’s insurance. Emma continues, “Insurance in Ireland is absolutely sky high, as many of us already know, and especially for someone with no previous car insurance here in Ireland and therefore no years claims free driving. Irina could really do with our help to get her on the road. I’m hoping to raise enough money, for Irina to pay her first year’s car insurance outright and her tax/NCT.”

If you’d like to donate, go to

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