26th September 2019, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) presented today to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection calling on Budget 2020 to facilitate greater employment opportunities for people with a visual impairment. Chris White, CEO NCBI said “Tragically, only 24% of people who are blind or visually …Read More about Budget 2020 must prioritise access to employment for people who are blind and visually impaired
23rd September 2019, the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to be part of this years’ forthcoming ‘Trip to Tipp’ event. Run by the Blazing Bikers, which is a father and daughter team, Billy and Katriona Shanahan are now marking 25 years of the ‘Trip to Tipp’ event. It is one …Read More about 25 years of Trip to Tipp raising funds for NCBI
17th September 2019, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) held the All-Ireland final of the HolmPatrick Cup and Granard Cup on Sunday 15th September 2019. This is the longest-running and largest men’s and women’s charity golf tournament and this year saw over 30% of men’s and 25% of women’s golf clubs field …Read More about The winning teams of the All-Ireland final of the country’s largest charity golf tournament will travel to St. Andrews!
NCBI is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 Gerard Byrne Bursary, presented by Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Speaking at the presentation at NCBI’s head office in Whitworth Road, Minister Mitchell O’Connor said “The importance of accessible education cannot be stressed enough; the Gerard Byrne Bursary is especially important given …Read More about NCBI Gerard Byrne Bursary 2019 recipients have been announced
Wednesday 28th August 2019, the National Council for the Blind (NCBI) today launched its 2018 Annual Report recording its busiest year to date working with over 6,392 people across the country. The increase in demand is unsurprising when 43,848 visually impaired people are on waiting lists for their first appointment with an eye specialist. Out …Read More about Increase numbers availing of services, as waiting lists for initial medical appointments remain high.