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# 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 21,251 Views 207 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 22,044 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 8,487 Views 5 Comments

But have all our public buildings made the deadline?

# disabilities - Monday 26 October, 2015

Here's why everyone is praising this supermarket's Halloween ad
# Hit The Taregt
From The Daily Edge
# Hit The Taregt

Here's why everyone is praising this supermarket's Halloween ad

Oct 26th 2015, 9:13 AM 8,355 Views 4 Comments

Well done, Target.

# disabilities - Saturday 3 October, 2015

'David is 22, he has a college degree and is a wheelchair user. All he wants is a job'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'David is 22, he has a college degree and is a wheelchair user. All he wants is a job'

Oct 3rd 2015, 8:05 AM 505 Views 26 Comments

For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.

# disabilities - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
# Seanad Bid
# Seanad Bid

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Sep 28th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,090 Views 17 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

# disabilities - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'
# Benefits Of The Doubt
# Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'

Aug 26th 2015, 8:16 PM 21,325 Views 15 Comments

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# disabilities - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Dec 16th 2014, 9:04 AM 5,383 Views 23 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# disabilities - Sunday 14 December, 2014

"We are artists: no other labels please"
# Differently Abled
# Differently Abled

"We are artists: no other labels please"

Dec 14th 2014, 9:15 AM 6,922 Views 4 Comments

A new project in Co Kilkenny challenges perceptions about art.

# disabilities - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters
# Typhoon Haiyan
# Typhoon Haiyan

How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters

Nov 11th 2014, 8:10 AM 3,578 Views 0 Comments

Over 6,000 people were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. It’s estimated that for every person who dies – three people sustain an injury, many causing long-term disabilities.

# disabilities - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts
# Don't Leave Us Behind
# Don't Leave Us Behind

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

Oct 1st 2014, 1:32 PM 4,789 Views 3 Comments

“This has to stop.”

# disabilities - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:45 AM 3,998 Views 8 Comments

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# disabilities - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'
# The Cause
# The Cause

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Jul 19th 2014, 10:00 AM 11,875 Views 24 Comments

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

# disabilities - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Opinion: Once again, we've heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Jul 16th 2014, 1:00 PM 198 Views 36 Comments

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# disabilities - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It's appalling what you've done': Kenny fights back on disability cuts
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

'It's appalling what you've done': Kenny fights back on disability cuts

Jul 15th 2014, 5:29 PM 15,411 Views 51 Comments

‘Shame on you for what you did’ – the Taoiseach was having none of it from Mícheál Martin.

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Jul 15th 2014, 9:00 AM 4,857 Views 4 Comments

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# disabilities - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable
# United Nations
# United Nations

Austerity has 'weakened' the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable

Jul 14th 2014, 11:44 AM 7,638 Views 36 Comments

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# disabilities - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,567 Views 6 Comments

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

Jun 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,787 Views 31 Comments

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# disabilities - Monday 19 May, 2014

Woman with disabilities awarded €30k after employer refused to provide her with a chair
# Compensation
# Compensation

Woman with disabilities awarded €30k after employer refused to provide her with a chair

May 19th 2014, 9:46 AM 26,604 Views 52 Comments

Her previous role at a customer service desk had changed, meaning she would have been required to stand.

# disabilities - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

May 7th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,668 Views 36 Comments

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# disabilities - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
# Institutionalised
# Institutionalised

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

Mar 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,631 Views 39 Comments

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

# disabilities - Friday 7 February, 2014

No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching
# Cross-party Support
# Cross-party Support

No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching

Feb 7th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,377 Views 11 Comments

The Independent bill would mean pupils with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools are guaranteed resource teaching and the Government aren’t objecting.

# disabilities - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation
# Limbo
# Limbo

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation

Jan 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 62 Views 8 Comments

The Government had a knee-jerk reaction last year and cut Mobility Allowance to new applicants. Nearly 12 months later, those in need are still in limbo, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# disabilities - Monday 6 January, 2014

Rehab chief Angela Kerins won't say what her current salary is
# Rehab
# Rehab

Rehab chief Angela Kerins won't say what her current salary is

Jan 6th 2014, 9:32 AM 19,864 Views 114 Comments

The chief executive of the Rehab Group was asked a number of times to disclose her current earnings which were most recently reported to be €234,000 per year.

# disabilities - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants
# SNAs
# SNAs

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

Dec 3rd 2013, 6:15 PM 9,373 Views 44 Comments

The decision has been welcomed by the trade union representing the majority of SNAs.

# disabilities - Monday 2 December, 2013

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

Dec 2nd 2013, 7:09 PM 12,133 Views 84 Comments

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.

# disabilities - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 134 Views 28 Comments

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

# disabilities - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'HSE made errors when they calculated our funding cuts,' says Sunbeam House
# Funding Cuts
# Funding Cuts

'HSE made errors when they calculated our funding cuts,' says Sunbeam House

Oct 1st 2013, 2:20 PM 5,686 Views 7 Comments

The disability charity states that €55,000 in funding cuts was imposed on them in error and were only reversed once questioned.

# disabilities - Monday 2 September, 2013

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council
# St Michael's House
# St Michael's House

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council

Sep 2nd 2013, 3:33 PM 2,037 Views 16 Comments

Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha is tabling the motion this evening.

# disabilities - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Column: It's unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight

Aug 25th 2013, 7:30 PM 41 Views 22 Comments

Disability specific services are being cut and those with disabilities who are being refused medical cards – and people have had enough, writes John Dolan.

# disabilities - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Mixed reaction to National Disability Strategy implementation plan
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

Mixed reaction to National Disability Strategy implementation plan

Jul 30th 2013, 10:15 AM 5,216 Views 21 Comments

The Disability Federation of Ireland welcomed the plan, but said that there are a number of areas where it falls short.

# disabilities - Friday 26 July, 2013

Column: Bringing disabilities into the abortion debate is exploitative and confusing
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Bringing disabilities into the abortion debate is exploitative and confusing

Jul 26th 2013, 7:00 AM 263 Views 108 Comments

Using disabilities as a pawn in the abortion debate – and misrepresenting the relevant facts – insults those living with disabilities and women experiencing crisis pregnancies, writes Rosaleen McDonagh.

# disabilities - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'

Jul 14th 2013, 1:49 PM 6,082 Views 39 Comments

Plans reported on the frontpage of the Sunday Business Post have drawn criticism from Sinn Féin today.

# disabilities - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Column: The pros and cons of labelling a child with a development delay
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The pros and cons of labelling a child with a development delay

May 30th 2013, 7:00 AM 20,824 Views 33 Comments

Having your child diagnosed with a developmental or learning disability is a life-changing decision for parents. Carol Coffey discusses some things concerned parents should consider ahead of an assessment.

# disabilities - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'
# Disability
# Disability

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'

Jan 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,616 Views 5 Comments

A new study shows only 36 per cent of people with disabilities are active in the labour market, less than half the rate for others.

# disabilities - Sunday 6 January, 2013

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems
# Careers
# Careers

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems

Jan 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,744 Views 0 Comments

The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.

# disabilities - Thursday 29 November, 2012

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched
# Arts
# Arts

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched

Nov 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,455 Views 8 Comments

Organisers will offer classes in drama, dance and art for those with intellectual disabilities – saying that such activities help people to develop ‘better and faster’.

# disabilities - Monday 26 November, 2012

Fire at German workshop for disabled kills 14 people
# German Fire
# German Fire

Fire at German workshop for disabled kills 14 people

Nov 26th 2012, 4:53 PM 5,085 Views 6 Comments

At least six others have been injured in the fire near Freiburg in south-western Germany.

# disabilities - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities

Oct 17th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,796 Views 5 Comments

The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.