People in Ireland with Down Syndrome and the companies that support them

According to the Irish Down Syndrome Association “Down Syndrome is a common congenital chromosomal anomaly. It is found worldwide. Down Syndrome occurs when there is one extra copy of chromosome 21 in the body.” The association goes on to say “ there are approximately 7,000 Irish people with Down Syndrome, with every one in 444 … Continue reading People in Ireland with Down Syndrome and the companies that support them

Irish people who are visually impaired

According to The National Council of the Blind “There are an estimated 246,773 people in Ireland who are blind or visually impaired.  The term ‘visual impairment’ covers moderate sight loss, severe sight loss and blindness.” Here are just some of the inspirational people with sight loss who are thriving in their careers: Bono - Musician, … Continue reading Irish people who are visually impaired

Irish people who have gone through cancer treatment

According to The Irish Cancer Society’s website ‘Current estimates state that more than 40,000 people in Ireland get cancer each year. This figure comprises both invasive and non-invasive tumours, as well as non-melanoma skin cancers.’ People with cancer can often think the worst when they get the diagnosis. However here are just some of the … Continue reading Irish people who have gone through cancer treatment

People in Ireland who are amputees or have limb deformity

There are approximately five thousand people who are amputees or have limb deformity in Ireland today. While competitions such as The Paralympics or the increased focus on amputees in the Irish media means now amputees have role models to look up to. Some of these are: Rick Allen - Musician  Rick Allen is the drummer … Continue reading People in Ireland who are amputees or have limb deformity

Ireland’s biggest advocates for mental health

According to Mental Health Ireland has one of the highest rates (3/36 countries) of mental health illness in Europe with 18.5% of the Irish population recorded as having a mental health illness such as anxiety, bipolar disorder or depression. There is still such a stigma around these conditions that many people often suffer in silence. … Continue reading Ireland’s biggest advocates for mental health

Leaders of Medium or Large Organisations in Ireland who have Dyslexia

Large organisations are beggining to embrace people with Dyslexia in their organisation. With companies such as Dell Technologies, SAP or Microsoft creating Neurodiversity Hiring Programs to mentor people with conditions such as Dyslexia in their organisation so that the companies can tap into a new, loyal, hard working talent pool for their organisations. However, there's … Continue reading Leaders of Medium or Large Organisations in Ireland who have Dyslexia