A Tralee business is hosting a Coffee Morning for the NCBI and offering a superb incentive in a bid to attract people to support the event. ‘Regatta Great Outdoors’ in Ashe St. is offering 50% off almost everything in the store during the event, which takes place from 11am to 1pm on Friday 25th May.(Exclusions …Read More about TRALEE SHOPPERS TO REAP THE REWARDS AT COFFEE MORNING FUND RAISER
Fashionistas: Save the date! A fashion show with a difference is taking place in McHughs Bar in Carrick On Shannon on May 24th in aid of the National Council of the Blind Ireland. Viva Fashion! is being billed as an evening of sustainable style and will feature a catwalk show with female and male models …Read More about Viva Fashion!……In Carrick On Shannon
Sharon Byrne is living proof that one never knows what’s around the corner. The 52 year old, of Irish and Zambian parents, was working on her family farm in Zambia when she got a brain tumour and lost her sight. She recalls that everything changed from that moment on. “It was horrible; I thought it …Read More about Living The New Life She Has, Independently and Happily
A young visually impaired student from Co. Laois who has recently taken up wrestling, is competing in his first mainstream competition in the sport later this week. Thirteen year old Jordan Percy from Portlaoise is amongst a group of young people with sight loss who have shown remarkable progress in the sport, and will join …Read More about Portlaoise Student with Sight Loss All Set For Major Competition
A recent event at which people danced the night away for the NCBI has raised very healthy funds for the charity. Community spirit coupled with a grá for a good night out saw a great turnout for the dance in Clonmore, Templemore Co Tipperary. Organiser Mary Madden, who is well known in her home …Read More about TIPP FOLK DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY FOR THE NCBI!
Two of Ireland’s most prominent sports bodies have today joined forces to urge people with sight loss to get involved in sports activities, particularly running. Vision Sports ,the National Governing Body, unique in Ireland as the only organisation that is solely dedicated to encouraging participation in sport for people with impaired vision, and ‘Park Run’, …Read More about VISION SPORTS AND PARK RUN COME TOGETHER TO ENCOURGE PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS TO PARTICIPATE IN RUNNING
DFI Press Release for immediate release Disability Group Halts City Centre Re-Development On Monday 9 April, 2018 at Dublin City Council’s, DCC, monthly meeting, the Public Participation Network’s Disability Linkage Group succeeded in halting the re-development of a public space which was potentially dangerous for people with disabilities. Today, 16th April, the Group …Read More about Disability Groups Set To Do ‘Walkabout’ Today To Highlight Potential Dangerous Spaces
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 .
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