20th December 2019
INTO General Secretary, John Boyle wishes all our members a very happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.
Guíonn an Rúnaí Ginearálta, John Boyle Nollaig Shona agus bliain úr faoi mhaise ar ár mbaill uilig.
The INTO wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Nollaig faoi shó go raibh agaibh. Rath agus bláth na hathbhliana oraibh go léir.
INTO Head Office will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Monday, 23 December 2019 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday, 2 January 2020.
INTO Christmas Charity
In lieu of sending Christmas cards this year, INTO will donate €2,000 to the Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland (NF Ireland).
NF is a condition that causes tumours to form in the nervous system, with potential complications, including hearing and vision problems, and possible learning disabilities. 50% of new diagnoses occur without any other member of the family having NF. This means that potentially any baby is at risk of developing NF, although the condition affects only about 1 in 2,500 of the population. The association provides a comprehensive range of supports to assist patients and their families including a 24-hour helpline, literature, and genetic counselling services. Its primary aim is to inform sufferers and their families, letting them know they are not alone with the condition. More information about Neurofibromatosis and the work of this charity is available on www.nfaireland.ie.