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Winners Of The 2015 People Of The Year Awards Announced

International rugby legend Paul O’Connell was among those honoured at this year’s People of the Year Awards. The annual ceremony was presented by Gráinne Seoige, along with reporter Aidan Power and broadcast live on RTÉ One television.

07/12/2015 |

Mary Wins a Car!

Congratulations to Garda Mary Brophy, a recent winner of a new Ford Fiesta in The Care Trust Draw

08/06/2015 |

Sign up for Fitzer’s 5k Run!

With many people still on a new year’s health kick the excitement is building for the annual Fitzer’s 5k Run which takes place on Saturday 21st February at 11am to raise money for the Maria Goretti Children’s Respite and RehabCare Resource Centre at Quayside in Dundalk.

14/01/2015 |

Screening of Mark Pollock’s Unbreakable Film in aid of The Meadows

A special screening of Unbreakable – the inspiring film about Mark Pollock – will take place in the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan at 7pm on Thursday 22nd January. All proceeds from the special screening will go to RehabCare’s The Meadows Children’s Respite Service in Navan – a residential respite service for over 70 children aged six to 18.

08/01/2015 |

Winners Of The 2014 People Of The Year Awards Announced

Equality activist and entertainer Rory O’Neill was among those honoured at this year’s People of the Year Awards. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the annual ceremony was presented by Gráinne Seoige and broadcast live on RTÉ One television from Dublin’s Citywest Hotel.

06/12/2014 |

RehabCare Cavan present Bonanza Draw Winner with cheque

Isobel Anderson from Cavan - Top Prize Winner in the Bonanza Draw

10/11/2014 |

Rehab Launches ‘Rehab Deals’ Fundraising Initiative

New Online Deals Site Promises Fun, Great Deals to Customers and support for specific projects supporting people with disabilities

10/11/2014 |

Charlie Donates Rehab Bonanza Draw Winnings to Local Centre

Charlie O’Leary from Ballygarvan in Cork showed his charitable side when he donated €1,500 of his €11,500 Rehab Bonanza Draw winnings to his local RehabCare centre in Bachelors Quay in Cork.

03/09/2014 |

Kikenny Dog Track Charity Night

The Parents and friends of RehabCare Kilkenny hand over €9,000, which is the proceeds of the recent Dog Track Event held at Kilkenny Dog Track

10/07/2014 |

Investing in people, changing perspectives

Person Centered Sensory Garden opens at RehabCare, Wexford

10/07/2014 |

Attracta Renovates Home with Rehab Bonanza Draw

Attracta O' Hara from Co. Wicklow wins €5,000 on the Rehab Bonanza Draw

03/07/2014 |

Donegal Man Wins Big with Rehab Bonanza Draw

Congratulations to Robert Russell from Raphoe Co.Donegal who won €11,500 in the Rehab Bonanza Draw. He said, "My first reaction on hearing of the win was total disbelief. I was gob smacked! I shouted the news to my partner Angela, who couldn’t believe our luck either. This is my first ever win, so we are both over the moon. We have plans to get married in the middle of 2015, so this win couldn’t have come at a better time."

12/06/2014 |

Galway Bay FM presents RehabCare Resource Centre in Galway with a cheque for €6,800

Galway Bay FM presented RehabCare Resource Centre in Galway with a cheque for €6,800, proceeds from the Rehab Radio Bingo run on the station. The money raised by listeners will go towards a range of activities and resources to enhance the services that RehabCare provides to people with disabilities at its resource centre in Liosban Business Park. The proceeds were donated after the final Rehab Radio Bingo Jackpot was not won, with an equal amount also being donated to other local charities in Galway, to be chosen by Galway Bay FM following suggestions from listeners. Accepting the donation from Keith Finnegan, Station Manager, Galway Bay FM (pictured left), Helena Connors, Community Services Manager, RehabCare in Galway (pictured right), said, “We are delighted with this donation from Galway Bay FM Rehab Radio Bingo players. The money will be spent on a variety of activities and resources will assist the people with disabilities in our service. These include sessions in music therapy, occupational therapy and community based pottery classes to digital equipment for assisted learning, equipment for our relaxation room and health and fitness activities. All of these will be of great benefit and will meet each of their individual needs.” RehabCare in Galway provides services to over forty people with disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, metal health difficulties, acquired brain injuries and autistic spectrum disorder, ranging in age from 23 to 76. People receive support in areas such as living independently, personal development and increasing social and recreational opportunities, preparing for and seeking employment and accessing further training. Staff support people to access community based activities and mainstream services where possible.

06/06/2014 |

Enniscorthy Woman wins €1,000 on Rehab scratch card

Joanne Easkins, Rehab Bingo (left) presenting Melissa Keating from Enniscorthy with a cheque for €1,000 which she won on a Rehab scratch card bought in Kavanagh’s shop on the Newross Road, Enniscorthy. Melissa, who spotted the new ‘On the Money’ scratch card on sale and decided to try her luck, will be spending the money on her first holiday abroad in August.

06/06/2014 |

Charity Dog Night - Rehab Kilkenny

The local friends of Rehab Kilkenny are organising their annual Charity Dog Night on Friday 23rd May at the Kilkenny Track

15/05/2014 |

Ballybeg Couple Win a New Car in Rehab Bonanza Draw

Dolores Sheil of Crossabeg, Co. Wexford is the latest winner of the Rehab Bonanza Draw. She takes home a brand new Mitsubishi Spacestar.

11/02/2014 |

Climb Five Peaks in 3 days for HeadsUp!

Are you looking for the ultimate endurance test and an adventure in 2014? Do you think you can climb 17,373-foot over five mountains in just three days? The HeadsUp Five Peaks Challenge is offering people the challenge of a lifetime to climb the five highest peaks in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales in three days, while at the same time raising money for HeadsUp, Rehab’s youth suicide prevention project!

19/11/2013 |

Maclean Burke Launches 'This is our Park House' book in RehabCare in Stillorgan

Fair City actor, Maclean Burke today launched This is our Park House, a book produced by people who attend RehabCare’s Park House resource centre in Stillorgan.

24/10/2013 |

Acts of Random Kindness for World Mental Health Day

HeadsUp today launched the HeadsUp Acts of Random Kindness Schools Campaign to mark World Mental Health Day.

10/10/2013 |

And the 2013 People of the Year are

Comedian Brendan O’Carroll, Kerry teenager Donal Walsh, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year and the Irish Women’s Rugby Team, are among those who were honoured at the 2013 People of the Year Awards.

16/09/2013 |

Award Presenters Announced For The 39th Annual People Of The Year Awards

Aoibhin Garrihy, Jennifer MaGuire, Larry Gogan, Rob Kearney and Nicky Byrne among the line up for Saturday, 14th September, on RTÉ One

08/09/2013 |

Calling all Tractor Lovers!

Calling all farmers and tractor lovers! The 3rd annual Edward Cosgrave Memorial Fundraiser and Tractor Run will take place on Sunday 18th August at Longwood in County Meath.

09/08/2013 |

RehabCare announce All-Star Line Up and Sponsor Partners for Soccer Fundraiser

Sligo is getting ready to welcome a host of UK soap stars and Irish sporting and entertainment celebrities this summer as RehabCare and the UK charity Once Upon A Smile join forces for an All-Star fundraising weekend on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.

15/07/2013 |

Meath Coast Run 10Km

Meath Olympian Natalya Coyle supports the Meath Coast 10K Run/Walk

11/06/2013 |

Thank you to all Swimmers at Greystones Beach

A huge thank you to all the swimmers who joined us on Sunday 26th May for the 1km sea swim at Greystones beach. All proceeds raised on the day went to RehabCare, Bray.

29/05/2013 |

Searching for the Heroes of 2013 - Former Winners Join Awards Ambassadors to Launch Nominations Campaign for 39th People of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open for the People of the Year Awards 2013. Members of the public can submit details of their nominee online at or by contacting the People of the Year Awards office for a nomination form on 01 2057397.

29/05/2013 |

Covidien Announces Support for 1 Day for Rehab

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced it will be the principal sponsor for Rehab’s annual ‘1 Day for Rehab’ fundraising campaign, which takes place on June 14.

02/04/2013 |

Calling All Swimmers To Dive In For Rehab

Rehab is calling on swimmers to dive in and sign up for the annual Rehab Swimathon which takes place in local pools across the country from 16 - 23 March 2013. Rehab is calling on people to make a splash by swimming 1km as individuals or as part of a team while raising vital funds for Rehab.

26/02/2013 |

MPS’ Team Emerges Triumphant For Second Year Running As They Batter The Competition To Win Rehab Parlimentary Pancake Race

The MPs were today (Tuesday 12thFebruary) crowned winners of the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race after battering the competition in one of the country’s most popular pancake showdowns.

12/02/2013 |

National Learning Network Gave Me Confidence

“Not only has National Learning Network provided a work placement in administration and the opportunity to study but it has also given me confidence in myself, increased my self esteem and my life has changed for the better.” These are the words of Rose McArdle student of National Learning Network, Monaghan speaking at an event recognising students’ achievements in the Four Seasons Hotel. Over 40 students were presented with their certificates by Northern Sound Radio presenter Sean McCaffrey.

31/01/2013 |

The Official Teams For The 2013 Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race Are Announced!

Lords, MPs and political correspondents have been dusting off their trainers and practising their best pancake-flipping skills ready for the 2013 Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race.

30/01/2013 |

Are you a dad? Or a stepdad or foster father? Are you and your son getting as much from your relationship as you could be? Are you someone that he can turn to in a crisis? Would you like to learn more about how you could provide support for him?

Are you a dad? Or a stepdad or foster father? Are you and your son getting as much from your relationship as you could be? Are you someone that he can turn to in a crisis? Would you like to learn more about how you could provide support for him?

15/01/2013 |

Sky News’ Lorna Dunkley Announced As Official Starter Of The 2013 Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race

The Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race, which has become a popular fixture in the annual parliamentary calendar and a wonderful spectacle for London tourists, has announced that Sky News presenter Lorna Dunkley will be the Official Starter and Race Scrutineer for the 2013 event on Shrove Tuesday, 12th February.

09/01/2013 |

Rehab Launches New €150,000 Visual And Performing Arts Fund For People With Disabilities And People With Mental Health Difficulties

The Rehab Group today (January 3rd 2013) announced details of its new Visual and Performing Arts Fund which will provide €150,000 over the next five years to promote careers in the arts for people with disabilities and people with mental health difficulties.

03/01/2013 |

A Message From Rehab On International Day Of People With Disabilities

Rehab Calls on People to think positively to Disability!

03/12/2012 |

Adventurers Needed For HeadsUp Five Peaks Challenge

Are you looking for the ultimate endurance test and the adventure of a lifetime? Does climbing 17,373-foot in five countries in just three days sound appealing? Headsup is calling on all Dublin walkers, trekkers and thrill-seekers to take part in the HeadsUp Five Peaks Challenge which takes place from 2 - 4 August 2013.

22/11/2012 |

RehabCare's Slí Nua Service Officially Opens In The Iontas Centre

A new RehabCare service for people with varied abilities was officially launched today by Cllr Aidan Campbell, Mayor of Castleblayney, and local celebrity Big Tom McBride.

21/11/2012 |

Hotelier Francis Brennan Presents Bray National Learning Network Students with Certificates

Francis Brennan, Hotelier and star of RTÉ’s 'At Your Service' presented certificates to students from National Learning Network in Bray at a ceremony held today in the Royal Hotel, Bray. Over 70 students received FETAC and ECDL certificates.

12/11/2012 |

Brent Pope launches RehabCare Artists’ ‘Frida’ Exhibition in Bray

Brent Pope launches RehabCare Artists’ ‘Frida’ Exhibition in Bray “Art is fantastic for people’s well-being” said rugby pundit and art enthusiast Brent Pope as he opened the ‘Frida’ art exhibition in the RehabCare centre on the Boghall Road in Bray today.

12/11/2012 |

Top UK Stars Join Irish Football Heroes to Announce Celebrity Football Match in Aid of RehabCare in Sligo

Five of the UK’s top stars today (November 10 2012) touched down in the West of Ireland to announce an All-Star football match, in aid of RehabCare in Sligo. Danny Miller (Emmerdale), Ceallach Spellman (Friday Download Project), Danny Tennant (Hollyoaks and Emmerdale), Dan Jillings (Casualty and Doctors) and Dean Smith (Waterloo Road and Casualty) were on hand to reveal details of the match, which will take place on Sunday 25th August 2013 in Sligo.

11/11/2012 |

Are you an aspiring Movie Maker? Fancy winning €1,000? The HeadsUp Movie Awards deadline extended!

Fancy winning €1,000? The deadline for the second annual HeadsUp Movie Awards has been extended by an extra week to Friday 16th November. The awards are encouraging people to ‘Let It Out’, by creating 60-second movies promoting positive mental health and uploading them to .

08/11/2012 |

Ulster Bank Opens ATM Network to Charitable Giving Scheme with Rehab as One of The Beneficiaries

Ulster Bank has become the first bank in Ireland to enable its customers donate to charities at any of its ATMs. The Bank’s ATM Giving Scheme works throughout its ATM network in both the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.

18/10/2012 |

2012 People of the Year Awards are revealed

2012 People of the Year Awards are revealed At the 2012 People of the Year Awards… Olympic Gold Medallist Katie Taylor is Sports Person of the Year Record-Breaking Irish Paralympic Team Celebrated Broadcaster Colm Murray Honoured Cork’s Joanne O’Riordan Named Young Person of the Year Late Garda Ciarán Jones Receives Posthumous Award for his Heroism

15/09/2012 |

Nearly 10 Per Cent* of Population has a Specific Learning Difficulty. National Learning Network Highlights Importance of Learning Assessments

Research* has found that up to 10 per cent of the population has a specific learning difficulty, which may include dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These learning difficulties can present challenges that can impact upon a person’s reading, spelling, handwriting, study skills, organisational abilities and more. A learning assessment can help people to identify these changes and provide solutions to deal with these, which can greatly enhance students’ educational experiences.

07/09/2012 |

Singing Sensation Ryan O’Shaughnessy to Perform at 2012 People of the Year Awards

Singing Sensation Ryan O’Shaughnessy to Perform at 2012 People of the Year Awards

06/09/2012 |

National Learning Network has Given Me a Future

Monday 27th August 2012: “National Learning Network has changed my life. Two years ago I didn’t know how to turn on a computer. Now, at the age of 50, I’m heading to college to study digital communications and graphic design and it’s all thanks to National Learning Network.” The words of Eddie Whelan, one of over 50 students who graduated from National Learning Network in Wexford today.

27/08/2012 |

Get Online, Get Advice, Get the HeadsUp

Unique Webcast to Support People Following their Leaving Cert Results and Look at Future Options.

23/08/2012 |

New Kettlebell Challenge for RehabCare

Monday, 20th August 2012: Imagine lifting 10 adult elephants! That’s the cumulative weight (50 metric tonnes) that fitness coach Dave Hedges will be lifting as part of his latest kettlebell fundraising challenge for RehabCare’s HOPS resource centre in Dublin’s Pearse Street. The challenge will take place from 1pm on Saturday, 1st September at Irishtown Stadium, Dublin and all are welcome to come and show their support.

20/08/2012 |

People of the Year Awards announces special category award for 2012 – “Neighbour of the Year' on Tubridy.

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and Eileen Colgan, who plays Esther Roche in Fair City’s Carrigstown, Ireland’s most famous fictional neighbourhood, today joined the residents of St. Brendan’s Cottages in Irishtown, Dublin 4, to launch the “Neighbour of the Year” award, as part of the 2012 People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab.

03/08/2012 |

5 Peaks Challenge in aid of HeadsUp

We’d like to wish everyone taking part in the 5 Peaks Challenge this weekend in aid of HeadsUp the very best of luck.

02/08/2012 |

Last Chance to Nominate Your Hero! Stars Join Search for Ireland’s 2012 People of the Year

It’s the last chance to nominate deserving members of the public for this year’s People of the Year Awards and RTÉ TV presenter Jennifer Maguire, rugby pundit Brent Pope and Irish family band Crystal Swing have all lent their support to the final call for nominations. The final closing date for nominations is June 29, 2012 and the Awards, which are organised by Rehab, will be broadcast live on RTÉ One television on Saturday, 15 September.

18/06/2012 |

Polly pulls up at Leinster House in 1 Day for Rehab Fundraising Appeal

Politicians add their names to car for a Great Cause!

13/06/2012 |

Get the HeadsUp on Dealing with Exams

With second level students around the country readying themselves for the start of the State exams this week, HeadsUp, Rehab’s mental health promotion project, has developed a quick Exam Survival Guide to assist students. Available at, the guide provides helpful tips to assist people in getting through the period as smoothly as possible and in a way which supports their health and well-being.

06/06/2012 |

Rehab’s ‘Changing Perspectives’ Garden a Winner at Bloom 2012

Rehab and award-winning garden designer, David Shortall – also a part-time Rehab instructor – were today awarded a coveted Bronze medal in the medium garden category for the Rehab ‘Changing Perspectives’ garden at Bloom 2012, brought to you by Bord Bia.

01/06/2012 |

Anne Doyle Wins Wexford Person of the Year Award

Retired RTÉ newscaster Anne Doyle was tonight announced as one of Wexford’s People of the Year at a gala ceremony which took place in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy.

04/04/2012 |

Rob Kearney Wins Louth Person of the Year Award

Rob Kearney Wins Louth Person of the Year Award. Wildlife broadcaster and author Éanna ní Lamhna to receive Hall of Fame Award.

30/03/2012 |

Make a Splash and Swim 1K for Rehab!

The second annual Rehab Swimathon has been launched with a call-out for swimmers across the country to sign up and swim 1K for Rehab. The Rehab Swimathon, which is sponsored by Coral Leisure and iRADIO, takes place nationwide from the 19th-25th March. Rehab is calling on people to make a splash by swimming 1K as individuals or as part of a team while raising vital funds for Rehab.

01/02/2012 |

Explore Boston and raise funds for Rehab

Discover Boston by taking part on Rehab's next walking trip.

20/01/2012 |

Rehab Seeks Volunteers for Five Peaks Challenge

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime where both body and mind will be put to the ultimate endurance test. The HeadsUp team at Rehab are now looking for participants to take on the challenge of climbing the five highest peasks in Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales while raising vital funds for youth services across Ireland.

19/01/2012 |

1K Sea Swim to Raise Funds for Bray RehabCare Defibrillator

RehabCare in Bray is calling on swimmers of all ages to take part in a 1K Sea Swim at Greystones Beach on Sunday 25th March at 1pm. The 1K Sea Swim is the feature event of a nationwide Rehab Swimathon fundraising appeal taking place in 60 centres across the country from 19th-25th March. Funds raised from the event will go towards purchasing a defibrillator for RehabCare’s three day services in Bray. This is a great opportunity for swimmers who have been training indoors during the Winter season to start back in the open water.

03/01/2012 |

Leopardstown and BHP Join Forces to Support Rehab Group

The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle is a huge day on the Irish racing calendar with the winner of the Champion Hurdle going on to race at Cheltenham. The popular race meeting is taking place on January 29th 2012 in Leopardstown and to add to the excitement, BHP Insurance are hosting a private fundraiser in the Pavilion in aid of Rehab.

14/11/2011 |

Brain Injury Portal Launched to Support Survivors and Families

A new web portal has been developed in collaboration with survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). It is intended to provide meaningful information and resources for other survivors of ABI and their families.

09/06/2011 |