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Only 31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed

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31 per cent of working-age people with a disability are employed, which is less than half the rate of those without a disability, said Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice Ireland, this week when he spoke at launch of Social Justice Ireland’s Quarterly Employment Monitor.

Deadline for entries to Junior Painter of the Year Awards is fast approaching

Illustrator Alan Nolan and visually impaired artist Padraig Naughton have teamed up with Sightsavers Ireland to call on primary school students across Mayo to let their inner artists loose and get their paintings ready for the sixth annual Junior Painter of the Year Awards, reminding them that the closing date is only weeks away, January 16 2015.

Claremorris native appointed new chief executive of Sightsavers Ireland

Sightsavers Ireland has announced the appointment of Michael Marren from Claremorris as its new chief executive. Michael will replace John Fleming who has taken up a new position with the Rehab Group following 10 years with the organisation. Michael has served as head of operations of Sightsavers Ireland for the past two years and will bring a wealth of commercial and management experience to the role, having previously spent many years in the financial sector. Michael is a passionate advocate for equal opportunities for people with disabilities and is committed to seeking support for fledgling states to establish and develop their health systems in order to tackle the causes of preventable blindness in the developing world, while continuing the organisation’s strong support for post-conflict countries, particularly in Africa.

Get painting Westmeath!

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Art legend Don Conroy has teamed up with Sightsavers Ireland to remind Westmeath primary schools to get painting for the third annual Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards which closes on Wednesday November 23. The competition is designed to help children understand the importance of their own sight and there are fantastic prizes of Art & Hobby gift vouchers for winning students and their schools, art kits for all regional winners, and the chance for their artwork to appear at an awards day in Dublin early next year.

Sarah Mullaney is Best in Ireland at Sightsavers Painter Awards

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Sarah Mullaney from St Joseph’s NS, Swinford was named the Best Junior Painter in Ireland at the Sightsavers Ireland Junior Painter of the Year Awards. Six-year-old Sarah’s winning painting, ‘Seeing My Family’, was inspired by the competition theme ‘Seeing This Makes Me Smile’ and was chosen from over 5,000 entries from primary school children around Ireland. Sarah’s painting is now part of an exhibition at Airfield, Dundrum, Co Dublin alongside 14 shortlisted paintings and work from renowned artist Helen Steele until March 16.

Kilkenny man wins at blind sports tenpin bowling competition in England

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Kilkenny man Martin Gahan was part of the winning team of three blind and visually impaired tenpin bowlers who represented Irish Blind Sports at the recent bowling tournament in Hampshire, England.

National Council for the Blind exhibition to be held in Tuam library

An exhibition of locally donated artwork to help the National Council for the Blind in Ireland will be held in Tuam Library from tomorrow (Tuesday) until Saturday December 20.

Children asked to get painting for Sightsavers Ireland

Sightsavers Ireland is calling on Galway primary school children to paint ‘The sight they would most like to see’ for the first Sightsavers Ireland Junior Painter of the Year Awards.

More than €178,000 raised in Galway for Sightsavers Ireland

Galway donations for Sightsavers Ireland totalled more than €178,000 in 2009, all of which will go towards helping prevent blindness, restoring sight and advocating for social inclusion and equal rights for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Over €50k raised in Kilkenny for sightsavers last year

Donations for Sightsavers Ireland from Kilkenny totalled €57,272 in 2009.

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