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.
Register at www.cycleoflight.ncbi.ie Thursday 15th August 2019, the National Council for the Blind is delighted its Cycle of Light event is back for a third year. This popular fundraising event offers a unique night time cycle with a choice of two scenic routes along the stunning Dublin Bay to Sutton or Howth Head which spans …Read More about NCBI Calls on Cyclists to join Cycle of Light 2019
Monday, July 29th 2019, The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) continues to expand its retail chain, with the latest store scheduled to open in Claregalway, Co.Galway at the end of August. However, volunteers are needed to help with stock and customer service. June Tinsley, Head of Communications said “we are delighted to have a …Read More about Shop volunteers needed in Claregalway
In the interests of being more open, responsive and involving people experiencing sight loss in the work of the organization, NCBI are setting up a Community of Interest Panel – from which individuals could be placed onto the NCBI Board and / or Committees. Nominations for the panel would be open to adults who are …Read More about Open Call to join NCBI Community of Interest Panel
Tuesday July 23rd 2019, The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) continues to celebrate the success of its Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) service by recently celebrating the 100th patient referral to the service in a matter of weeks. The Acute Hospitals backed initiative operates in partnership with the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, …Read More about Successful Partnerships between NCBI and Dublin Hospitals eye clinics meeting patients’ needs.
11th July 2019, the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to celebrate the further expansion of its retail shops with the official opening of its store in Drogheda, Co. Louth with the help of RTE Sports Presenter, Darragh Maloney. NCBI is proud to have over 100 shops across the country and continues …Read More about NCBI officially opens its Drogheda store
Wednesday 26th June 2019, The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) launched their pre-budget submission for Budget 2020 as part of a political briefing for Oireachtas members today in Buswells Hotel, Dublin 2. This comprehensive submission focuses on six key Government Departments where urgent action is required to assist the almost 55,000 people living with …Read More about Fair Access to Travel & Technology a must in Budget 2020