NCBI Retail has over 95 shops located around Ireland, selling great quality second hand clothes and other donated goods in aid of NCBI – Working for People with Sight Loss An exciting opportunity has arisen in NCBI’s Charity Shop in Rathmines, Dublin 6 for an Experienced Retail Shop Manager In this varied …Read More about We’re Hiring!
Charities like the National Council for the Blind of Ireland are heavily reliant on volunteers. Providing services to more than 8,000 people with sight loss every year , generous volunteers who donate their time, skills and cash are a vital cog in the fundraising wheel. In Glasnevin, a committed NCBI volunteer is gearing up for …Read More about OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
Now that we’re in April, it’s only a few short months to NCBI’s wonderful Camino from the 8th to the 15th September. Here are some tips and hints from Camino Consultant, Shenda O’ Hare, from ‘Follow The Camino’ to get you thinking of your wonderful adventure! You have to try the famous Tarte De Santiago, …Read More about Walk this way!
It will be a case of eyes down and legs 11 for the much anticipated Bingo Night in aid of the NCBI, tomorrow night , 29th March. The event, in Crumlin, which is one of the most popular events for the national sight loss agency, is being organised by local woman, Tracy Kavanagh, and a …Read More about CRUMLIN BINGO NIGHT
People with sight loss who are in receipt of Social Welfare benefits can expect a rise from next Monday, 26th March. The Department of Social Protection made provision for a €5 increase in its Budget allocations. Click on link below to read coverage of the increase. Irish social welfare benefits increase next week – …Read More about People with sight loss in receipt of Social Welfare allowances to receive an extra €5 from Monday .
Make 2018 the year that you volunteer! We are always looking for dedicated, loyal and dynamic volunteers to join the many who already give their time and skills to the NCBI. We are holding a special volunteer recruitment day this Saturday , the 24th March at our NCBI charity shop at 11 Main St. Finglas. Drop …Read More about Volunteer Recruitment Day
Thousands of people who are blind or vision impaired throughout the country are getting ready to use the brand new tactile ballot template in the upcoming referendum, meaning they can now cast their votes in secret for the first time. Up to now people with sight loss had to rely on others to help them …Read More about Thousands of people with visual impairments set to use new tactile voting system for the first time
As you may be aware on the 29th of January The Dart launched an “Improved Accessibility Pilot Programme”. The pilot will run for an initial 6 months before being reviewed. Please see Irish Rail’s link for more information: http://www.irishrail.ie/access-dart. The project will see two main changes in how the Dart service functions. 1. The …Read More about Disability Federation of Ireland Welcomes your Feedback on Dart’s New Improved Accessibility Pilot Programme
Customers of NCBI shops throughout the country have added reason to shop there next week, 16th March, as the charity is rowing in behind the ‘Fiver Friday’ initiative spearheaded by the Joe Duffy show. The hugely popular shopping event is a platform for NCBI to showcase its special deals to the public across its 97 …Read More about NCBI OFFERS SUPER SAVINGS DEALS FOR ‘FIVER FRIDAY’
The laws protecting the rights of visually impaired people in Ireland have been copper fastened with the long awaited ratification of the historic UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Ireland has finally ratified the Convention, ten years after it was signed, making it the last country in Europe to do so. Groups …Read More about NCBI WELCOMES IRELAND’S RATIFICATION OF THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES