Last Wednesday, the 13th of December, NCBI presented to the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport on Accessibility of Public Transport for people with disabilities NCBI presented alongside colleagues from the National Disability Federation, Irish Wheelchair Association, Irish Deaf Society, Inclusion Ireland and Disability Activist Dr. Margaret Kennedy. Watch it back here
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
This month: Sharon Lyons is back to introduce us to Google Docs, and she also has a lovely Christmas recipe to share! Stuart talks to Tina Paulick, who is a low vision user of iOS and who has some useful tips to share. Finally, we hear an excerpt from a presentation given by Microsoft’s Hector …Read More about Technology Podcast Episode 67: December 2017
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
Thank you to the young people of the Ginesa Suite of Saint John of God’s Hospital who have made Christmas cards and decorations to raise money for their chosen charities; NCBI and LauraLynn – Ireland’s Children Hospice! Beautiful crafts getting us in to the Christmas spirit! Handmade Christmas cards by the Ginesa Suite service users Photo …Read More about Christmas Crafts for NCBI!
On Saturday 27th January 2018, from 8pm, the NCBI Variety Gig Night will take place in the Druid’s Chair, Killiney, Dublin. Spread the word; bring your friends and family for an evening of live music performance to raise funds for and awareness of NCBI! Soul Agreed and Three Blind Mice (made of the members of …Read More about Post Christmas get together! – NCBI Variety Gig Night
NCBI are not currently doing any telephone or door to door fundraising campaigns. There has been reports of people claiming to be from NCBI and looking for funds. We ask everyone to be wary at this vulnerable time of the year.
Its a nice milestone to reach, 21 years in Business! And NCBI Retail Wicklow has been making a valuable contribution to NCBI funds with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, who have given many years of dedicated service. NCBI News first reported on Wicklow back in January, 1999! It is hard to believe that …Read More about NCBI Retail — Wicklow celebrates 21 years in business!
One of NCBI’s stalwart volunteers has been nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award. Keith Hyland, a lighting technician with RTE, has been giving his time and IT skills to NCBI for over a year. The Chilean born man, who lives in Blackrock Co. Dublin, says that his time spent volunteering with NCBI both “enriches and …Read More about NCBI’s volunteer nominated for a Volunteer Ireland Award