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The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Ireland’s largest dedicated orthopaedic hospital, is on track to deliver on its 2018-2020 Strategic Plan as anticipated by the end of the current year, according to the 2019 Annual Report. Last year marked the second year of the three-year strategy, which saw the hospital make significant progress in the delivery of stated priorities and by the end of 2019 and the hospital remained ahead of schedule in terms of goal implementation. Some of the achievements outlined in the 2019 report include: waiting lists for total hip and knee replacements were reduced from 12 months to…

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The Nathaniel Hones, the Caryatids and the Elgin Marbles During the Good Old Days before Covid19 put a halt to our gallops I attended an exhibition of Nathaniel Hone’s paintings at our National Gallery. Nathaniel (1831-1917) was a scion of that Hone family that includes his great grand uncle, the painter, Nathaniel Hone the Elder (1718-1784), and the painter and stained-glass artist Evie Hone (1894-1955). Among the younger Nathaniel’s paintings on show, all of them very engaging, one in particular caught my attention: a landscape depicting the famous caryatid monument in Greece in which the six female figures (the ‘caryatids’)…

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Fighting Blindness announce Online Living with Sight Loss course Delivered through Zoom™ Thursdays, 11am – 3pm (with lunch-break), September 17th – October 15th, 2020 Are you living with sight loss? This online course delivered through Zoom™ can provide advice, guidance and information on the practical and emotional supports you need to face the future with confidence. This free course comprises a combination of sessions about what help and support is available and how it can be accessed. A range of different themes are covered including: • Mobility • Daily living • Emotional support and wellbeing • Assistive products & technology…

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The current Carer’s Allowance system urgently needs ‘new oversight’ because a ‘small minority of recipients’ are ‘blatantly abusing’ it, Sage Advocacy has warned The  report highlights that many dedicated family carers, who receive Carer’s Allowance payments, not only provide excellent care but ‘go above and beyond the call of duty’. However the Providing Care to Vulnerable Adults Living at Home: Need for  More Oversight of Carer’s Allowance System report also details in depth how the current system is susceptible to abuse. The Carer’s Allowance system costs the tax payer in the region of €1.2 billion annually. Research suggests there are…

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As restrictions lift, many people still remain cocooning or in isolation. The organisers behind Street Feast want to continue to help communities to reach out to their neighbours at this time, in a fun and light-hearted way On the 6th August Street Feast launches its new Neighbourhood Network Activity Guide online, at www.neighbourhoodnetwork.ie, providing over 20 activities suitable for every age group. The ideas are designed to be fun, responsibly instructed, and enable social distancing, while celebrating our neighbours and building community spirit. The first 200 neighbourhoods to sign up will receive a free activity pack Some of the creative…

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State Street and Rethink Ireland announce Awardees of €1.5 million Ability to Work Fund State Street and Rethink Ireland have awarded €1.5 million from the Ability to Work Fund to four not-for-profit organisations who are helping develop the talents and skills of Ireland’s forgotten workforce, giving employment opportunities to those living with a disability. The Fund, launched in November 2019 by State Street Foundation and Rethink Ireland, is supported by the Department of Social Protection through its Dormant Accounts Fund. It aims to reach 500 people with disabilities across the country and empower 250 people to progress along pathways to…

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Aldi will once again, sponsor The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) Do you know someone that perfected their brown bread baking skills during lockdown? Have you made a brilliant brown bread whilst stuck at home over the past few months? If the answer is yes, then this is the competition for you! Due to the current government restrictions and the absence of this year’s National Ploughing Competition, entering the competition will be somewhat different. Whilst still open to all members of the public, all entrants will be…

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SHOWS FAMILY CARERS GOING “ABOVE AND BEYOND” THE CALL OF DUTY The current Carer’s Allowance system urgently needs “new oversight” because a “small minority of recipients” are “blatantly abusing” it, Sage Advocacy has warned. A report published Wednesday 05/08/2020 by the organisation, which is a support and advocacy service for vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients, highlights that many dedicated family carers, who receive Carer’s Allowance payments, not only provide excellent care but “go above and beyond the call of duty’’. However the Providing Care to Vulnerable Adults Living at Home: Need for More Oversight of Carer’s Allowance System…

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Exhibitions run in Dublin and Cork this year and next From more than one thousand entries, the shortlists of both the 2020 Zurich Portrait Prize and Zurich Young Portrait Prize have been announced by the National Gallery of Ireland. 26 artists, working across a variety of different media, have made it through to the final stage of the Zurich Portrait Prize, while 20 young artists aged between three and eighteen years old have been shortlisted for the Zurich Young Portrait Prize. The winner of the Zurich Portrait Prize will receive a prize of €15,000 and a commission worth €5,000 to…

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