Northern Ireland

  • Tour de Towpath on a Tandem in pink!

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    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

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    A new Sighted Guide shopping service was officially launched on 29 April in Belfast at the Castlecourt Shopping Centre. It is anticipated that this development will have a profoundly positive impact on the lives of blind or partially sighted people. This innovative project has been developed through a partnership with RNIB NI and various Shopmobility schemes across five key retail centres in Northern Ireland including key sites in Belfast, Newry, Cookstown, Carrickfergus and Derry/L’Derry.

  • A Sense of the Past

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    Presenting the first record of the social history of blindness in Northern Ireland from 1800, through wartime, right up to present day.

  • Energy company, NIE, donate £2000 to RNIB NI

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    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.

  • RNIB NI celebrate success of the Community Engagement Project

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

    RNIB NI celebrate Community Engagement Project success in West Belfast on Wednesday 11 December 2013, RNIB NI held an event to celebrate the success of the Community Engagement Programme (CEP) in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

  • RNIB NI launches sight loss and the workplace publication

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

  • Sensory Engagement Programme launches online toolkit for service providers

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

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