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December 3, 2010
Another Busy Week

Even with all the snow and weather disruptions we had another busy week at DHR. The Myasthenia Gravis Association held a conference in Cork on Saturday to highlight available treatments and diagnosis of the disease. It was also an opportunity for patients to meet and develop a strong support group.

Monday was the busiest, with three events. First was the launch of a new publication by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI). The publication, ‘A Picture of Ageing Research’, outlined – for the first time ever – a major collaborative ageing research projects underway on the island of Ireland.

LBGT Diversity – also on Monday – hosted a national conference to look at ways of advancing equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The conference, titled Foundations, was organised to provide a platform for sharing expertise and experiences, both from within LGBT communities and with other stakeholders, in order to build a sustainable sector.

In Blanchardstown, Mountview Family Resource Centre launched a new family support and counselling service. Minister Pat Carey TD officiated the event.

Besides this, Threshold has received a high number of calls from tenants on problems caused by the cold snap. Bob Jordan, Director of Threshold was interviewed by a few radio stations in the country, including Sunshine FM this morning. You can listen to his interview here.

Something to look forward to next week; the international film festival ‘Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration’ will start on Wednesday, 8th December until Saturday, 11th December at the Irish Film Institute. There will also be a selection of workshops and masterclasses. The festival is a collaboration between the British Council and a few other organisations. For full details and booking information, click here.

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