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Posts Tagged ‘ special olympics ’

Special Olympics Ireland Honours Relationship With FAI

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Football Association of Ireland CEO, John Delaney, was today presented with an award in recognition of the organisation’s long-standing partnership with Special Olympics Ireland.

Delaney accepted the Special Olympics “appreciation award” on behalf of FAI staff at an official reception at the organisation’s headquarters in Abbotstown, Dublin. The award recognises the FAI’s policy of inclusion as well as the long-running partnership with Special Olympics Ireland. Continue reading

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The Rise Of Special Olympics Ireland

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November 25th 1963, the eyes of the world are firmly fixed on Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. A heroic figure has been cut down in his prime. A 42 year old woman stands idly by as she watches her brother lowered into the ground. Amidst the backdrop of her sibling’s successes, it is now her time to create some history of her own.

One year prior to the death of her brother Eunice Kennedy Shriver had a vision. She invited young people with intellectual disabilities to a day camp in her own back garden, sowing the seeds for the foundation of the Special Olympics – an organisation that would grow into a global movement and change the lives of millions. Eunice, saw opportunity where others saw barriers, and despite the personal tragedies that encapsulated her family she battled valiantly and secured a brighter future for all those born with intellectual disabilities. Continue reading

A Year in Brief: Part Two

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Part two of NIB’s yearly round-up because 2013 was just too good! (Read part one here).

Dublin’s new bridge, crossing the Liffey at Marlborough Street and connecting Luas lines on each side of the river, was on the lookout for a name. A list of 85 possibilities was suggested by the public which was then shortlisted by Dublin City Council to 17. Some suggestions in a comments thread on The Times website included: Bosco Bridge; Daniel Day Luas Bridge (nice); Da Plain People O’Ireland Bridge; Jedward Bridge; and NIB favourite, the Feckin’ Bridge. Continue reading

News in Brief-Silly Season Arrives As Fannygate Erupts

norrisWhat a week full of exciting, exhilarating and other ex- words news. Oh no it wasn’t, NIB was lying.

What has happened this week?

David Norris has won the inaugural NIB award for best quote of the year. The “controversial” senator accused Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty of ’talking through her fanny’ in relation to her comments of the abolition of the Seanad. Amazing. Continue reading

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