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Last month
February 2024
'An utter waste': Controversial transport training centre given extra €1.5 million public money
The NTA ended up paying €3.5 million of the €7.8 million cost to develop a centre to train disabled people. The initial NTA grant was for up to €2 million.
Last year
2023
All Together Now to undertake 'full review' of disability access following criticism
Organisers are also facing questions over why they claimed to have partnered with the Irish Wheelchair Association for this year's event - the charity has denied any such involvement.
'I'm not looking to be chauffeured for the weekend but please don't make it that I'm struggling to get into the festival,' one attendee told reporter Eoghan Dalton.
The man has been offered a full refund having left Curraghmore without staying a night.
Vision-impaired woman: 'Please legislate to keep e-scooters off footpaths'
Complaints as steep temporary ramps at Dún Laoghaire Baths won't be upgraded until later in year
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'I don't know where to turn': Family carers call for reinstatement of funding for ceiling hoists
'My heart sank': Use of 'kissing' gates criticised over lack of accessibility for wheelchair users
Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue
Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
Cars, bins and sandwich boards on footpaths continue to cause issues for wheelchair users
‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year
Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations
Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years
Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport
Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users
'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland
'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
Lynn Ruane: In Ireland we're forcing carers to change their children on toilet floors
Parking Mad: Filmmaker Paddy Slattery on attempting to access accessible parking
This is why Sinead Burke and others are adding image descriptions to their Instagram posts
'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'
New system on the Dart to slash the notice needed for wheelchair users to access service
'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths
There's a way to end calls on Android using only the power button
Your iPhone has a handy feature that lets you access anything with one hand
Soon you'll be able to control your Android phone without using your fingers
Lending your iPhone or iPad out to someone? Guided access is what you need
Find keyboard shortcuts a little difficult to do? Turn on Stickykeys
There's a hidden 'low light' mode buried deep in your iPhone's settings
How this Lego-like electronics system allows anyone to build DIY hardware
Is Twitter moving to a Facebook-style feed?
Midleton is a 'model town' for accessibility according to the EU
The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)
Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down