Millstreet Community Council wishes to congratulate our own Joanne O’Riordan on her terrific radio and television performance as a commentator on the Paralympic Games. Her verbal skills and infectious enthusiasm brought clarity and enhanced our sense of enjoyment in the various disciplines. Hopefully this will be the beginning of Joanne’s career as a journalist in multi-media as she is already well known for her contributions to print media.
The Leaving and Junior Cert exams started this morning with English, and Joanne O’Riordan featured prominently in the Leaving Cert Ordinary Paper I, using extracts from her speech at the United Nations in 2012 in the Comprehension Section.
Congratulations to Joanne O’Riordan who has won the prestigious Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015.
She was was shortlisted for the award by public vote, receiving almost half of the 26,000 online votes for the award which honours individuals under the age of 40 who have contributed greatly to local and global communities.
She was selected as the winner by a panel of judges for her contribution to children, world peace and human rights. Joanne will fly out to the awards ceremony at the JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan – November 3rd – 8th.
Ahead of the Leaving Cert results this wednesday, Joanne O’Riordan appeared on TV3’s Late Lunch today, where she discussed the pressures of the Leaving Cert, her plans to do criminology in UCC, the documentary “No Limbs No Limits”, the robot, and much more.
She was the main guest for the show and was in studio for all the show, which you can see on the TV3 player at:
No Limbs No Limits is the extraordinary and awe-inspiring story of Millstreet girl Joanne O’ Riordan. Joanne is one of seven known people in the world living with Total Amelia No Limbs No Limits is in cinemas nationwide from Friday April 11th – April 24th 2014.