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# disabilities - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

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 13,574 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

# disabilities - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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 16,549 Views 9 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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 10,277 Views 13 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 27 April, 2020

'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 46,279 Views 77 Comments

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

# disabilities - Saturday 11 January, 2020

'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 17,952 Views 27 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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 9,090 Views 14 Comments

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

# disabilities - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'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 12,739 Views 8 Comments

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

# disabilities - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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 20,144 Views 22 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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 18,209 Views 46 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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 9,953 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.

# disabilities - Monday 3 September, 2018

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 16,842 Views 64 Comments

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

# disabilities - Sunday 5 August, 2018

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 8,968 Views 6 Comments

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

# disabilities - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'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 15,006 Views 5 Comments

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

# disabilities - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'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 15,477 Views 19 Comments

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

# disabilities - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'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 17,605 Views 41 Comments

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

# disabilities - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'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 9,571 Views 17 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 1 January, 2018

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 12,738 Views 14 Comments

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

# disabilities - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

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 4,711 Views 11 Comments

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

# disabilities - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'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 15,654 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.

# disabilities - Thursday 23 November, 2017

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 31,308 Views 80 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.”

# disabilities - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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 12,192 Views 42 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 2 November, 2017

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 14,535 Views 54 Comments

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

# disabilities - Friday 6 October, 2017

'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 10,924 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”.

# disabilities - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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 20,608 Views 8 Comments

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

# disabilities - Friday 4 August, 2017

'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 17,886 Views 9 Comments

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

# disabilities - Friday 21 July, 2017

'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 13,215 Views 17 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 19 June, 2017

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 31,654 Views 23 Comments

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

# disabilities - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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 13,568 Views 4 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 29 May, 2017

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 30,694 Views 8 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'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 10,617 Views 7 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 15 May, 2017

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 26,919 Views 34 Comments

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

# disabilities - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

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 10,834 Views 13 Comments

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

# disabilities - Monday 24 April, 2017

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 25,229 Views 10 Comments

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

# disabilities - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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 7,672 Views 3 Comments

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

# disabilities - Friday 9 September, 2016

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 12,632 Views 0 Comments

“He wasn’t complaining.”

# disabilities - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

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 45,374 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.

# disabilities - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland
# State Supports
# State Supports

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

May 14th 2016, 5:07 PM 29,044 Views 70 Comments

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

# disabilities - Friday 13 May, 2016

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

May 13th 2016, 7:31 PM 21,223 Views 205 Comments

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

# disabilities - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery
# The Trust
# The Trust

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

Mar 29th 2016, 1:00 AM 21,886 Views 25 Comments

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

# disabilities - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities
# Day Of Reckoning
# Day Of Reckoning

Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities

Dec 31st 2015, 1:53 PM 8,449 Views 5 Comments

But have all our public buildings made the deadline?

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