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
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
There was a large turnout for the official opening of NCBI’s latest retail offering in Leixlip. Staff and volunteers worked hard preparing the premises at Unit 3, laying on refreshments for the assembled guests and avid shoppers . These included local Fianna Fail TD Frank O’ Rourke and local Parish Priest, Fr. John who blessed the shop. …Read More about Large crowd turnout for Leixlip shop opening
LEIXLIP BARGAIN HUNTERS REJOICE AS NEW NCBI SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS A new charity shop in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has opened in Leixlip. The shop in Unit 3, Main St, is stocked with quality clothes, some new and some pre loved, books and other items to raise …Read More about LATEST NCBI CHARITY SHOP ADDS TO THE LEIXLIP FASHION SCENE
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has today (Wednesday 13th December) renewed its calls for a fully accessible reliable public transport system to adequately serve the needs of the growing numbers of people with sight loss in Ireland. Presenting a submission to the Joint Committee of the Oireachtas on Transport, Tourism and Sport, the …Read More about NCBI Presents Transport Submission to Joint Committee of the Oireachtas
Seasonal treats will be the order of the day at the upcoming Cake Bake Sale in Ballina Co. Mayo in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Ballina businesswoman, Shona Golden, whose six year old Daughter Kara has Albinism, is organising the event saying “I couldn’t think of a better cause.” “The NCBI …Read More about Ballina Bakes for the NCBI!
Ceann Comhairle puts his skills of keeping order to use for NCBI’S National Table Quiz The Ceann Comhairle, Kildare’s Sean O’ Fearghail, normally more at home keeping order on heated debates in the Dail, was keeping check on a different group of people this week at Ireland’s only National Table Quiz. The National …Read More about NCBI NATIONAL TABLE QUIZ