All of us in NCBI are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our colleague and friend Gerard Byrne. Gerard passed away at his home in Lucan on Saturday 14th October and his funeral takes place on Thursday 19th October at 11.30am in St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, followed by burial at Glasnevin …Read More about Death of our colleague Gerard Byrne
Income Telephone allowance of €2.50/week for those on fuel allowance and living alone allowance. No discussion of what kind of phone this would cover. Increase in Disability Payments of €5/week •Extend the fuel allowance season by 1 week. Increased funding for the Free Travel Scheme Health Prescription charge for those on the medical card reduced …Read More about Budget 2018 – how it affects people with impaired vision
Vacancy: Retail Assistant NCBI Charity Shop Dublin 4 ref CES-2009489. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy retail environment. You will work as a sales assistant in one of our charity shops – all money raised helps people with sight loss. Your duties will include sorting donations, stock display, customer service duties, …Read More about New opportunity available in NCBI charity shop!
Press Release For Immediate Release 20/06/2017 Campaigners on behalf of people in Ireland living with a very rare eye condition have welcomed the holding of a worldwide designated day to highlight it. The first ever International Aniridia Day took place yesterday (21st June 2017) to focus attention on the rare congenital eye condition which causes …Read More about NCBI welcomes first ever international Aniridia day
NCBI Cork will be moving from its current location in Ballincollig to a new Cork city location from 1st July. The new office will be based in Penrose Wharf, Cork, and should provide improved access for users of public transport and those travelling by car. Refurbishment is currently underway, with the planned opening of the …Read More about NCBI Cork to move from Ballincollig to Cork City
Minister of State for OPW , Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran swapped the Dail for the catwalk …but only for one day!. The Westmeath based Politician jumped at the chance to have a fashion makeover courtesy of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). He was decked out in clothes from the NCBI charity shop …Read More about Minister in NCBI fashion makeover challenge!
The much anticipated NCBI Des Cullen Classic and Vintage Car Show takes place on the 25th June. The show, a firm favourite for devotees of all things vintage takes place on the grounds of St. Columba’s College, Whitechurch, Co. Dublin on the 25th June. The event which is now in its 21st year will feature …Read More about Vintage car lovers get ready for annual extravaganza
We have lots of exciting upcoming fundraising events happening, if you would like to get involved contact Collette on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 018307033. The Granard Cup- 21st August. Cycle of Light – 25th August. Sky Dive 4 Sight Loss – 16th September. Trip to Tipp Cycle Challenge – 1st October. Stephen Roche Cycle Camp – …Read More about Upcoming Fundraising Events
Joe Geraghty reports on Vision Sports MayFest 2017! MayFest 2017, our 35th anniversary games, was simply the best! Vision Sports President Prof. Michael O’Keeffe threw in the ball at TalkFest, a conference which included interactive sports, at ChildVision on Friday 19th May. The topic of the day was “Vision Sports — 2020 and beyond”. Guest …Read More about MayFest all Talk all Action!
The Wellington Eye Clinic is participating in a clinical research study of a corneal refractive surgery procedure that aims to reduce or eliminate myopia (near-sightedness). The goal of the study is to evaluate the initial safety of the procedure. Who can take part? If you have sight loss in one eye that is best corrected …Read More about Call for participants in a clinical research study of Corneal Refractive Surgery Procedure