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Across the country, an army of volunteers comes together

Organisations struck by public response as thousands help

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Solidarity: Volunteer Ivan Neary with Paul Moriarty, from Ardagh, Co Limerick, who has organised a local community shopping group of 82 volunteers to help older people. Photo: Don Moloney

Solidarity: Volunteer Ivan Neary with Paul Moriarty, from Ardagh, Co Limerick, who has organised a local community shopping group of 82 volunteers to help older people. Photo: Don Moloney

Don Moloney

Solidarity: Volunteer Ivan Neary with Paul Moriarty, from Ardagh, Co Limerick, who has organised a local community shopping group of 82 volunteers to help older people. Photo: Don Moloney

More than 3,000 people across Ireland have volunteered to help emergency responders, older people, community groups and those with disabilities who are struggling during the Covid-19 crisis.

Members of the public have been helping at the mobile coronavirus testing unit at Tallaght Stadium, while more will be assisting the HSE at a new unit opening at Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club today.