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#Joanne O'Riordan

# joanne-oriordan - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Joanne O’Riordan will be the youngest ever Grand Marshal of the St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Cork student and campaigner will lead the main event on 17 March.

# joanne-oriordan - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Joanne O'Riordan wins 'outstanding young person of the world' award

She will receive the accolade at a ceremony in Japan.

# joanne-oriordan - Friday 14 August, 2015

Joanne O'Riordan shortlisted for outstanding young person of the world award

The Cork girl first came to the public’s attention when she publically confronted Taoiseach Enda Kenny on cuts to people with disabilities.

# joanne-oriordan - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Joanne O'Riordan's brother launches Dáil bid

The filmmaker is running in the Cork North West constituency

# joanne-oriordan - Monday 5 January, 2015

20 Under 20: Ireland’s brightest and most inspirational rising stars

Some are still balancing success with the stress of the Junior Cert.

# joanne-oriordan - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

My 2014: From documentary launches to sitting the Leaving Cert – it was a year to remember!

I turned 18, released a documentary, met President Higgins and started university – it’s been a rollercoaster.

# joanne-oriordan - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Off to college: Joanne O'Riordan gets the course she wanted at UCC

“When Joanne sets her mind to doing something she does it,” said her dad Joe.

# joanne-oriordan - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'I can see why people see me as an inspiration, but I don't see it myself!'

A documentary about Joanne O’Riordan is released this week. We spoke to her about robots, Oscars and Barcelona.

# joanne-oriordan - Monday 24 March, 2014

Rwandan President pledges €50,000 to perfect Joanne O'Riordan's robot

Paul Kagame told a conference in Dublin that his country would match funds being put forward by the International Telecommunication Union.

# joanne-oriordan - Sunday 23 March, 2014

An ageing population is going to need a population of robots, engineers say

How would you feel about a robot looking after you?

# joanne-oriordan - Friday 21 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about that life-changing robot, pre-match clashes in the city centre and selfies raising loads of cash for cancer support.

Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action GIMME THAT PEN This post contains videos

Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action

The prototype was unveiled at Trinity College Dublin earlier this afternoon.

Trinity College engineers have built Joanne O'Riordan a robot

She will meet Robbie at a reveal ceremony later this afternoon.

# joanne-oriordan - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

# joanne-oriordan - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Christmas lights switched on in Cork and Limerick Christmas Lights This post contains images

Christmas lights switched on in Cork and Limerick

Joanne O’Riordan (pictured with Santa) was there to do the honours in Cork, while Dustin the Turkey showed up to switch on the lights in Limerick last night.

# joanne-oriordan - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Golden Girl Katie Taylor, Ireland's Paralympians and Cork's Joanne O'Riordan named 2012's People of the Year Good News This post contains images

Golden Girl Katie Taylor, Ireland's Paralympians and Cork's Joanne O'Riordan named 2012's People of the Year

RTÉ’s Colm Murray, Garda Ciarán Jones and the community of Union Hall were also honoured during the ceremony.

# joanne-oriordan - Sunday 19 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Joanne O'Riordan documentary supported by €25k pledge

The Rehab Group is pledging funding and professional support for film about the Cork teenager born with no limbs.

# joanne-oriordan - Saturday 2 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's everything you missed on last night's 50th anniversary Late Late Show Late Late This post contains videos

Here's everything you missed on last night's 50th anniversary Late Late Show

If you didn’t watch, you actually missed out on a pretty brilliant show. Lucky you, though: here’s your cheat sheet.

# joanne-oriordan - Thursday 10 May, 2012

A robot, a song and a royal visit: big plans for Joanne O’Riordan

The Cork teen also plans to visit the Philippines, fundraise for college and liaise with Apple and MIT researchers on new technologies.

# joanne-oriordan - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Smirking, measles and morons: The week in quotes

“As far as I’m concerned, he’s a moron.”

# joanne-oriordan - Friday 27 April, 2012

'Build me a robot': Irish teen's challenge to tech community

Joanne O’Riordan, who has no limbs, told UN conference that “technology is the limb I never had”.

In full: Joanne O'Riordan's speech at United Nations conference

If you read one thing today…

The 9 at 9: Friday

Welcome to the weekend (almost). First, here’s nine things you should know this morning…

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