Sep 24, 2010
Lyn Kirby is a unit manager in Arklow who recently went to the Peruvian Amazon. She went as part of a medical team to look after the needs of the local villagers who are poor and don't have a lot.
It cost Lyn a lot to volunteer; she had to buy her own tickets amongst other things. She is already saving to return there next year. I think you will agree she has a kind heart.
Lyn is deathly afraid of spiders so it was an astonishing feat that she touched a tarantula. The guys on board the boat told her it was dead but when they threw it into the water Lyn noticed it moving its legs and swimming!
Tune in the end of every month to check out the most watched Youtube videos. Videos are constantly 'going viral', meaning they spread like a virus. Here is your feed to the hottest clips online right now. This is Sunbeam News' answer to 'Casual Friday'.
Sep 23, 2010
Cathy, Nicola, Tara and Ailbhe, a bunch of friends from Arklow, were unhappy with the types of magazine in the shops.
Sep 22, 2010
Congratulations to staff member Eoin Buckley (CSW Applewood & 3A Vevay Rd) on his recent success in securing one of the three fellowship awards available for support staff working in the Intellectual Disability Sector in Ireland.
The fellowship awards come from the City University of New York and were negotiated for Ireland through the Skill Programme (www.skillproject.ie). The Skill Programme was established to enable opportunities for support staff in the health services to return to learning or upskill.
A total of 9 awards were made available – 3 for Intellectual Disability services, 3 for Acute Hospitals, 2 for Older People Services and 1 for Mental Health Services.
Eoin had to complete a formal application and interview process. In addition to a monetary award, the award also provides a mentoring programme.. This is a great achievement for Eoin and we wish him every success in his studies. Well Done!
Sep 20, 2010
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Sep 15, 2010
The bill was introduced to the Oireachtas in September 2008 and two years later has still not been passed. Mental capacity legislation is imperative to secure the rights of vulnerable people.
Sep 14, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
A gang from the Training Service in Bray went to Galway on holiday for 4 days and stayed in Galway Rasstena Blue and Spa Hotel earlier this Summer.
Sep 2, 2010
Alexandra is a fantastic artist in our midst. Her paintings are hanging in many of our units and have a very unique and colourful style to them. She uses mostly a special type of felt marker for the majority of her work. She spends a lot of time painting both at home and elsewhere. If you would like an Alexandra original hanging on your wall contact Eolas for further details.