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# disabilities - This month November 2022

'Not exactly helpful': Union criticises minister's comments over therapists return to special schools
# Special Schools
# Special Schools

'Not exactly helpful': Union criticises minister's comments over therapists return to special schools

Nov 3rd 2022, 11:13 AM 16,016 Views 3 Comments

On the day of the budget, €11.5 million was allocated to see 133 therapists put back into special schools.

# disabilities - Last year 2021

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better
# Opinion
# Opinion

Holly Cairns: Successive governments have neglected Ireland's disabled people - we must do better

Dec 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 12,022 Views 14 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says Ireland’s record on caring for disabled people is entirely lacking.

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

Social inclusion of children with disabilities ‘key’ to wellbeing and care, new research finds

Dec 3rd 2021, 6:10 AM 5,631 Views 5 Comments

The research found that it is ‘vital’ that children with disabilities have equal access to early learning and school age care and education.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,779 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

# disabilities - All time

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
# Services Cut
# Services Cut

People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,671 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach
# Dáil Protest
# Dáil Protest

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,625 Views 9 Comments

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis

May 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,337 Views 13 Comments

Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities
# Intellectual Disability
# Intellectual Disability

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 12:37 PM 46,353 Views 77 Comments

Inclusion Ireland will meet Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the situation.

'We need shows like Fair City to star people with disabilities and reflect the world we live in'
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

'We need shows like Fair City to star people with disabilities and reflect the world we live in'

Jan 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 18,337 Views 27 Comments

The short film Aretha stars young actress Orla Casey, who has been acting since she was in primary school.

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'
# Cuisle Centre
# Cuisle Centre

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Nov 14th 2019, 12:15 PM 9,167 Views 14 Comments

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities
# Confidential Recipient
# Confidential Recipient

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:33 PM 12,810 Views 8 Comments

In 2018, 206 complaints or concerns were received by Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons.

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
# Health Spending
# Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

Aug 6th 2019, 7:21 PM 20,171 Views 22 Comments

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m
# U-turn
# U-turn

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m

Mar 28th 2019, 10:15 PM 18,229 Views 46 Comments

“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” he told reporters.

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
# Singing For Survival
# Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 9,990 Views 9 Comments

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign
# Aras18
# Aras18

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,896 Views 64 Comments

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?
# Just A Minute
# Just A Minute

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 9,046 Views 6 Comments

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'
# All About Dis
# All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 15,077 Views 5 Comments

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children
# Respite
# Respite

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

Feb 25th 2018, 7:45 AM 15,566 Views 19 Comments

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland
# Deprived
# Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Jan 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,678 Views 41 Comments

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil
# One Step Closer
# One Step Closer

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Jan 30th 2018, 1:30 PM 9,600 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities
# February
# February

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

Jan 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 12,844 Views 14 Comments

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December
# Finian McGrath
# Finian McGrath

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

Dec 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 4,723 Views 11 Comments

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'
# Going Out
# Going Out

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 15,694 Views 7 Comments

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding
# Out With The Old
# Out With The Old

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

Nov 23rd 2017, 9:31 PM 31,400 Views 73 Comments

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:03 PM 12,215 Views 42 Comments

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland

Nov 2nd 2017, 3:32 PM 14,607 Views 44 Comments

Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre
# Hiqa Inspection
# Hiqa Inspection

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre

Oct 6th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,987 Views 14 Comments

Hiqa said that the procedures at a daughters of Charity care centre continued to present “a risk to residents’ health and safety”.

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,707 Views 8 Comments

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability
# Hiqa Inspection
# Hiqa Inspection

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

Aug 4th 2017, 2:32 PM 18,022 Views 9 Comments

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities
# Wheelchair Users
# Wheelchair Users

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities

Jul 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 13,261 Views 17 Comments

Earlier this month, a wheelchair user had to wait 15 minutes for Irish Rail to help her exit a train.

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness
# Cycle Lanes
# Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Jun 19th 2017, 1:36 PM 31,747 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council released a false statement suggesting people with disabilities may be allowed use cycle lanes.

Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres
# False Imprisonment
# False Imprisonment

Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres

Jun 7th 2017, 1:42 PM 13,609 Views 4 Comments

People with significant learning disabilities were detained in seclusion rooms which had no heating or toilet facilities.

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people
# Housing Adaptation Grant
# Housing Adaptation Grant

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

May 29th 2017, 5:06 PM 30,722 Views 8 Comments

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

May 25th 2017, 4:14 PM 10,680 Views 7 Comments

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed
# Rehab
# Rehab

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

May 15th 2017, 12:26 PM 27,912 Views 34 Comments

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

May 2nd 2017, 7:57 PM 10,867 Views 13 Comments

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM 25,337 Views 10 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,717 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad
# Storme Toolis
From The Daily Edge
# Storme Toolis

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad

Sep 9th 2016, 10:38 AM 12,742 Views 0 Comments

“He wasn’t complaining.”

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week
# Working Poor
# Working Poor

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,523 Views 82 Comments

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

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