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IRSP members donate personal protection equipment to Shankill Road care home

Members of the IRSP donate personal protection equipment to Tennent Street Care Home
Connla Young

As the Covid-19 crisis continues to bring communities together a republican party has crossed the political divide to deliver personal protection equipment to a care home in the Shankill Road.

Members of the IRSP donated a batch of PE to the Tennant Street Care Home earlier this week.

The home is in the loyalist Shankill Road area and offers residential and nursing care for those with complex medical needs.

The unit also provides 24-hour nursing dementia care.

It came IRSP members began producing safety visors at their offices in Derry and Belfast after the party sourced and paid for the materials.

IRSP spokesman Sean Carlin said: "The party utilised annual membership fees to secure the required materials wholesale and subsequently transformed our printworks in Derry - which is usually used to produce merchandise, written political materials etc - into a workshop to assemble and produce thousands of highly sought protective facial visors and bulk bought hand sanitiser for frontline staff.”

“We were particularly keen to emphasise the cross-community aspect of our efforts as a working class party and so ensured that ample supplies were allocated to brave frontline staff working at care homes in the Shankill Road in Belfast, at Artigarvin, Donemana and Castlederg,” he said.

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