News from Northern Ireland

In this news section you can keep yourself up to date with all the latest news on our events and activities taking place in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Eye Work employability programme seeks new applicants

We are currently seeking new applicants for the Eye Work project.

RNIB launch free counselling service for older people living with sight loss in Northern Ireland

RNIBNI are pleased to announce the launch of a free of charge sight loss counselling service for older people recently diagnosed or living with sight loss.

Volunteering - an experience of a lifetime

Alan Edgar is one of our longest serving volunteers who is still dedicating his time to RNIB after 47 years of hard work. Find out why...

Tour de Towpath on a Tandem in pink!

Northern Ireland was awash with pink during May with the Giro d'Italia paying a visit to our shores and local blind and partially sighted tandem riders did not want to be left out of the celebrations!

Sighted Guide shopping service launched for blind and partially sighted people in Northern Ireland

A new Sighted Guide shopping service was officially launched on 29 April in Belfast at the Castlecourt Shopping Centre.

A Sense of the Past

This Heritage Lottery funded project presents an insight into the social history of blindness in Northern Ireland, from 1800, through wartime, right up to present day. The accompanying exhibition features artifacts and personal stories of those living with sight loss.

Sensory Engagement Programme launches online toolkit for service providers

As a lasting legacy, the Sensory Engagement Programme (SEP) launches online resource for service providers at events in Derry/Lderry and Dundalk.

RNIB NI launches sight loss and the workplace publication

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB NI) announce the launch of their publication entitled ‘This IS working in Northern Ireland’.

RNIB NI celebrate success of the Community Engagement Project

RNIB NI celebrates the success of the Community Engagement Project (CEP) in West Belfast, at an event in Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

Energy company, NIE, donate £2000 to RNIB NI

NIE's 'Staff and Pensioners fund' have donated £2000 to RNIB NI to purchase tandem bicycles for use by people who are blind and partially sighted.

This IS working in Northern Ireland tells the story of 11 men and women who are blind or partially sighted. They are working in a wide range of jobs, supporting themselves and their families, contributing to their employer’s success and using their energies and talents to further the wealth and wellbeing of our society.

For more information on RNIB NI news stories, please contact:

Aidan McLoone, Communications and Marketing Manager
Tel: 028 9032 9373
Email: aidan.mcloone@rnib.org.uk