Posts Tagged ‘Frances Black’

James Connolly Visitor
Centre Opens in Belfast

At a ceremony on Friday, April 19, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins officially opened Áras Uí Chonghaile, the new James Connolly Visitor Centre, providing a new space for discovery, education, study, work, meeting, and socializing on the Falls Road in West Belfast, only yards from where Connolly lived. Connolly, a labor leader, was executedRead more..

Irish Senator Receives Award for Humanitarian Efforts

Frances Black, Irish senator and founder of the nation’s RISE program, was presented with the Arab American Institute Foundation’s Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award in Washington, D.C., in April. Black was selected as an individual who embodies the values of the foundation, whose mission is to showcase figures who commit themselves to the practiceRead more..

Behind the RISE Foundation

Frances Black, the founder of the RISE Foundation, which is helping families cope with addiction and showing that the impacts of addiction go far beyond the addict. Earlier this year, Ireland’s Health Services Executive published a survey called “Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland.” Among the primary findings of the study was the fact thatRead more..