The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has expressed serious concern at the impact of ophthalmology waiting lists on the health and wellbeing of the more than 40,000  people who continue to face long delays in accessing potentially sight-saving treatments. Today (Thursday 11th October), on World Sight Day, the charity also warned …Read More about Serious concern for health and wellbeing of 40,000 people on ophthalmology waiting lists on World Sight Day
Increase in Weekly Payments The maximum rate of all weekly social welfare payments will increase by €5 per week with proportional increases for qualified adults and people on reduced rates of payment. This also applies to employment programmes such as Community Employment (CE), Tús and the Rural Social Scheme (from week beginning 25 March 2019). …Read More about Budget 2019 Update
All of us in NCBI are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of our colleague and friend Gerard Byrne. Gerard passed away at his home in Lucan on Saturday 14th October and his funeral takes place on Thursday 19th October at 11.30am in St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, followed by burial at Glasnevin …Read More about Death of our colleague Gerard Byrne
Income Telephone allowance of €2.50/week for those on fuel allowance and living alone allowance. No discussion of what kind of phone this would cover. Increase in Disability Payments of €5/week •Extend the fuel allowance season by 1 week. Increased funding for the Free Travel Scheme Health Prescription charge for those on the medical card reduced …Read More about Budget 2018 – how it affects people with impaired vision
Vacancy: Retail Assistant NCBI Charity Shop Dublin 4 ref CES-2009489. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy retail environment. You will work as a sales assistant in one of our charity shops – all money raised helps people with sight loss. Your duties will include sorting donations, stock display, customer service duties, …Read More about New opportunity available in NCBI charity shop!
Press Release For Immediate Release 20/06/2017 Campaigners on behalf of people in Ireland living with a very rare eye condition have welcomed the holding of a worldwide designated day to highlight it. The first ever International Aniridia Day took place yesterday (21st June 2017) to focus attention on the rare congenital eye condition which causes …Read More about NCBI welcomes first ever international Aniridia day
NCBI Cork will be moving from its current location in Ballincollig to a new Cork city location from 1st July. The new office will be based in Penrose Wharf, Cork, and should provide improved access for users of public transport and those travelling by car. Refurbishment is currently underway, with the planned opening of the …Read More about NCBI Cork to move from Ballincollig to Cork City
Minister of State for OPW , Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran swapped the Dail for the catwalk …but only for one day!. The Westmeath based Politician jumped at the chance to have a fashion makeover courtesy of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). He was decked out in clothes from the NCBI charity shop …Read More about Minister in NCBI fashion makeover challenge!
The much anticipated NCBI Des Cullen Classic and Vintage Car Show takes place on the 25th June. The show, a firm favourite for devotees of all things vintage takes place on the grounds of St. Columba’s College, Whitechurch, Co. Dublin on the 25th June. The event which is now in its 21st year will feature …Read More about Vintage car lovers get ready for annual extravaganza
We have lots of exciting upcoming fundraising events happening, if you would like to get involved contact Collette on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 018307033. The Granard Cup- 21st August. Cycle of Light – 25th August. Sky Dive 4 Sight Loss – 16th September. Trip to Tipp Cycle Challenge – 1st October. Stephen Roche Cycle Camp – …Read More about Upcoming Fundraising Events