A Chomhbhaill, I am sorry to tell you that Niamh Donegan is leaving her post as An Grianán Manager at the end of August. I want to take this opportunity to thank Niamh for all the work she has done in An Grianán for the last 7 years. She has made a huge difference to our […]
Ten year old Áine Hickey, from Mullingar in Co. Westmeath, has written a short book called We All Have Feelings. The book is about the effects of bullying between friends in a social media age. Áine also touches on the subject of cancer as her Mum Marie was diagnosed with cancer in 2021.
COFACE: Will the European Child Guarantee positively impact the lives of children with disabilities and their families?
“On the 14th of June 2021, EU Member States unanimously adopted the Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee. Two years after this historical adoption and the promise of all EU Member States to act to lift children and their families out of poverty, COFACE Families Europe has published an assessment of the National Action […]
Think you have the recipe for success? The National Brown Bread Baking Competition sponsored by ALDI in association with the NPA and ICA is back! The competition, in association with the National Ploughing Association and Irish Countrywomen’s Association, will see one lucky winner have their bread stocked in ALDI! Are you a bread-baking extraordinaire? Put […]
Hi everyone! My name is Arabella Wells and I am your new Communication and Membership Officer. I am originally from the Sunny South-East, Ballyhale, Co. Kilkenny. Despite my Kilkenny ties, my family’s roots are originally in Cork and Meath. I grew up with a deep love for art, history, heritage, and storytelling and have been […]
What is the situation in Sudan? On Saturday 16th April 2023, Sudanese military forces started fighting each other causing deaths and injuries. The Irish EU Ambassador to Sudan, Aidan O’Hara, was attacked in his home in Khartoum, as fighting between rival generals gripped the nation. With this episode of Worldwide facts at a glance, we […]
We welcomed Spring with a wonderful craft class! On Tuesday 18th April, the ICA monthly craft class took place in Central Office. We put together a little wrap-up video in which ICA Tutor Bronwen Murray explains how to make a lovely piece of embroidery at home! We reiterate our thanks to Bronwen and the ICA […]
No FEARSS: AN investigation Of Fear of recurrence, Emotional Resilience and Self management behaviours on quality of life for Stroke survivors
Shannon Gray, a PhD student at DCU, is working with DCU and Croí to research how people who have experienced a stroke in the last 12 months are coping post-stroke. Please find here more information:
The winners are in! We are delighted to finally announce the winners of the ICA Prize Draw! Everyone who sent their fees to Central Office by 31st of March 2023 was automatically entered in the draw for some amazing prizes. ICA National President Hilda Roche presided the draw. Winners have been notified and prizes are on their […]
The Good Friday Agreement – 25 years later 10th of April 2023 marked the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, a political agreement that shaped the future of Northern Ireland, and it is important to understand why. What The Belfast Agreement, more commonly known as the Good Friday Agreement, is a multi-party agreement signed in […]