Do you have a Guide Dog or an Assistance Dog and are planning a holiday to the sun this year? We are all planning to flee the Beast from the East which is showing no sign of leaving our emerald isle. If so Lean’s Lesson’s this week may be of particular interest to you.
Ford Support Heroes Campaign
We are delighted that Ford Ireland have renewed their partnership with Irish Guide Dogs. Ford has been a partner of ours from close to the time of our establishment in 1976. Working across the country, Irish Guide Dogs is dedicated to helping people who are vision impaired and families of children with autism to achieve […]
Leans Lessons on Road Crossings for Drivers!
In this week’s edition of Lean’s Lessons our Advocacy and Policy Coordinator Lean Kennedy gives her tips on how drivers can make life easier for our blind and vision impaired clients who are crossing the road! How do you negotiate road crossings, intersections and junctions, if you cannot see? People who are blind or vision […]
Ireland Set to Ratify UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities
Have you heard the news? The Dáil passed the UN Convention of Persons with Disabilities last Wednesday 7th March. We are the last UN member to do this but certainly not the least. So here is to our State taking the lead on best practice on this move to ensure greater equality and human rights […]
Looking After Your Dog in the Cold!
With the ‘Beast from the East’ set to hit Ireland sometime this week bringing with it extreme cold weather, Lean Kennedy our Advocacy and Policy Co-ordinator has brought together some of her tips on how to mind your dog in the cold! The weather forecast for this week and next week is bleak, with snow, […]
Our Strategic Plan
In January 2018 we began to share the details of our strategic plan for the next 3 years (2018 to 2020). The strategic plan was developed by the management team at Irish Guide Dogs in consultation with stakeholders and the process was led by Ms Jacqui Browne, Chair of our Nominating and Governance Sub-Committee. It was […]
‘Don’t Forget Us’ – Protest On Poor Parking In Bus Stop Organised To Support Guide Dog Owner
A protest is scheduled to take place in Killorglin tonight (Friday 19th January) at 6pm to support the needs of one of our Guide Dog Owner’s, Joan Anne Brosnan. The protest, organised by Cllr. Damian Quigg has been arranged to highlight the difficulties caused to Joan Anne by the public parking in the Bus Stop […]
Include Us – Don’t Exclude Us – College Green
We are reacting to recent changes to pedestrian crossings as part of the College Green works in Dublin City Centre. As part of our plans to brief Dublin City Councillors in the coming weeks, we are looking for real focus to be placed on the needs of people with disabilities. We are making this call […]