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.
Audio from RedFM
It’s all over the news and media this evening and is covered on:
the RTÉ News, the Evening Echo, the Irish Times, the Journal.ie, BreakingNews.ie, the Irish Examiner, RedFM (includes audio), The Anton Savage Show on TodayFM (audio), Interview with Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene on 2FM (audio from August 14th)
Congratulations to Joanne O’Riordan who along with 10 others picked up a National Outstanding Young Person Award for 2015 in Galway last Saturday (this photo and more from C103)
Another Cork winner is Julie O’Mahony for her volunteer work with children in the Indian city of Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, as part of the Hope Foundation. [read more …] “2015 Outstanding Young Person Award”
Joanne is all over the news, radio and TV today on receiving her Leaving Cert results, and with the news that she’s been awarded the prestigious Quercus scholarship from University College Cork (UCC).
The scholarship is worth up to €10,000 and was awarded to the north Cork teen under the active citizenship category in light of her remarkable contribution to Irish society and civic life.
(But of course, congrats to all that got their Leaving results today)
[read more …] “Leaving Cert in the Bag”
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:
Joanne and Steven O’Riordan were invited to Áras an Uachtaráin today to meet President Michael D Higgins, where they presented him with a copy of their film “No Limbs No Limits“.
The visit was shown briefly on RTÉ Nine News this evening (where these photos are from), and you can see the short piece on the news on the RTÉ Player
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.