Person: Joanne O’Riordan
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
Wed, 10 Aug, 2016
A group of young students, motivated by the death of a woman from a sudden heart attack, has won a prestigious youth prize for its in work promoting the message that defibrillators save lives.
Mon, 04 Jul, 2016
Almost one third of prisoners who are locked up 23 hours a day are aged 18 to 24, campaigners have revealed.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2016
People are being urged to think of the ‘hidden heroes’ in their community that go out of their way to help other people.
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Three of Cork’s most ‘Outstanding People of the Year’ were honoured at an awards ceremony in the Vienna Woods Hotel last night.
Fri, 08 Apr, 2016
Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know before you start your day.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
Under glorious blue skies, the St Patrick’s Day parade snaked through Dublin, led by disability campaigner Joanne O’Riordan.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
In preparation for Dublin’s 2016 centenary year St Patrick’s Day parade, a series of workshops took place with young people around Ireland to discuss their hopes for the future. The result is an explosion of colour and imagination as the theme, ‘Imagine if…’, celebrates our national vision for the next 100 years.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2016
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
Gurranabraher-based Jack Lyons, 71, is a former postman, busman and cohort of The Who. He is co-curating an exhibition on the Sir Henry’s venue for Cork City Library through August which will be on display from Saturday as part of Cork Heritage Week.
Thu, 20 Aug, 2015
Radio broadcasting legend Donncha Ó Dúlaing and renowned singer Seán Ó Sé will be honoured with civic awards in their native city tonight.
Thu, 04 Jun, 2015
First year at college can take lots of getting used to after the familiarity of school and living with mum and dad. So imagine if you were disability campaigner, Joanne O’Riordan?caught up with her to see how she found life at UCC.
Mon, 25 May, 2015
Irish schools need to put more of an emphasis on mental health, according to Voice of Ireland coach Bressie.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Tánaiste Joan Burton was named 'Woman of the Year 2014' at a ceremony in Dublin last night, with Philomena Lee and Panti also honoured.
Sun, 09 Nov, 2014
A campaign has been launched encouraging people to register for their vote ahead of next year’s referendum on civil marriage equality.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
The search is on for Ireland’s most loveable tree. Finalists for the inaugural National Tree Huggers Contest have been selected from across the country.
Thu, 02 Oct, 2014
Disability rights champion Joanne O’Riordan has achieved her dream and secured a place with University College Cork to study criminology.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
IT’S SUMMER, and while gardens, parks and meadows throughout the land have burst into blossom, nowhere will boast brighter colours or dreamier scents than the RDS, which transforms into a floral paradise next week.
Sun, 15 Jun, 2014
Cork teenager Joanne O’Riordan, who celebrates her 18th birthday today, was almost dizzy with excitement when she met President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2014
Functionality, style and a little bit of nostalgia make up Esther N McCarthy’s list this week.
Sun, 30 Mar, 2014
Rwandan president Paul Kagame has pledged €50,000 for Joanne O’Riordan’s personal robot under construction in Trinity College Dublin.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2014
He’s just 4ft 7in in height, bald, not much of a talker, and almost impossible to cuddle, but the new guy in Joanne O’Riordan’s life might just be the man of her dreams.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014
A new robot has been unveiled in Dublin that could become the arms and legs for Cork teenager Joanne O'Riordan.
Fri, 21 Mar, 2014
A prototype robot being built for a Cork teenager born without limbs will be put through its paces by its makers on Friday.
Mon, 17 Mar, 2014
As we celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow five successful Irish women tell Helen O’Callaghan about their female role models.
Sun, 09 Mar, 2014
Cork Film Centre faces an uncertain future after losing its Arts Council funding, reports
Mon, 03 Mar, 2014
It holds the record as having the highest GAA pitch in Ireland and can now add hosting the biggest hurling match in history to its credits.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
Joanne O’Riordan has already addressed the UN, and the world once again seemed hers for the taking as a documentary into her life premiered in Cork City.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
A film about an inspirational Cork teenager who was born with no limbs premieres tomorrow and will be screened across Ireland and possibly abroad as early as next month.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
I’M pretty fast,” Joanne warns. “Fair enough,” I reply, but really I’m just curious to see how she can text at all. Gripping that ever-present iPhone between chin and what she calls her left hand, she manoeuvres it onto the table and begins texting. With her upper and lower lip. And at a speed faster than I’ve seen anyone text. My jaw drops. She shows me the screen, a flawless message. I can only chuckle in astonishment. She laughs back — you can tell she enjoys that reaction.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2013
The clash of the ash reverberated out from a North Cork village and onto the world stage as 916 people aged from four to 88 years took part in an extraordinary game of hurling.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2013
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín has dismissed suggestions that he may take a shot at a career in politics.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2013
Researchers at a university are building a €75,000 robot which it’s hoped will dramatically change the life of a young woman born with no arms or legs.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2013
Disability rights advocate Joanne O’Riordan has slammed proposals to axe disability payments for under-18s and called on the Government to instead raise taxes for the rich.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013
The mayor of San Francisco Edwin Mah Lee served as grand marshal at the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade yesterday, making his first return visit to Leeside, having initially toured the city in 1969 as a high school student.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
Political Correspondentasks has the Coalition lived up to its promises
Sat, 09 Mar, 2013
For a Government that employs more than its fair share of highly paid spin doctors to manipulate public opinion, the Fine Gael-Labour coalition has a deplorable track record of getting things wrong.
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013
Outspoken disability campaigner Joanne O’Riordan has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of again backtracking on “his personal promise to me” that disability funding would not be cut under his rule.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013
Filmmaker made an emotional connection, says
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
For the first time in the 20-year history of the Cork Person of the Year Awards, a new accolade will be handed out.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013