‘Cycle of Light’, The National Council for the Blind of Ireland’s (NCBI) innovative night cycle is taking place this year on the 24th August. The event, now in its second year, is a unique night time cycle stretching from Dalkey to Howth and back, along the stunning Dublin Bay. Participating cyclists will ride the scenic …Read More about Pedal through the night for sight!
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There was a large turnout of Senators and TD’s at an information event on Tactile Ballot Paper Templates held in Leinster House today. Organised by Independent Senator John Dolan, in conjunction with the NCBI, the assembled gathering had the opportunity to learn about the templates and hear the background to the landmark court case which …Read More about Tactile Voting Information Event At Leinster House
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
Trip to Tipp raises the bar for NCBI One of the most popular charity sporting events in Tipperary has raised a whopping €24,100 for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. ‘Trip to Tipp’, now in it’s 22nd year, and dedicated to the memory of the late Lorraine Shanahan this year, is a …Read More about Trip to Tipp tops for NCBI!
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, launched a new bursary programme for third level students who are blind or vision impaired today, on World Sight Day, Thursday 12th October. The bursary is funded by the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). Speaking today the Taoiseach said: “In a Republic of Opportunity, it’s important for us …Read More about Taoiseach launches third level education bursary for students with sight loss on World Sight Day