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#disability rights

# disability-rights - Last year 2021

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
# Housing Rights
# Housing Rights

Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'

Oct 28th 2021, 7:00 AM 6,508 Views 3 Comments

We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.

# disability-rights - All time

'Sarah Jane would like to live independently with support. No such service or plan is possible'
# Uncrpd
# Uncrpd

'Sarah Jane would like to live independently with support. No such service or plan is possible'

Apr 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,815 Views 8 Comments

The Dáil finally voted to accept the Convention even though not all legislation has been passed or even enacted, writes Suzy Byrne.

Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:30 PM 1,247 Views 40 Comments

This is an issue that wheelchair users face on a daily basis, writes Linda Byrne.

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"
# Equal Rights
# Equal Rights

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"

Jul 13th 2017, 7:30 PM 10,021 Views 13 Comments

Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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”.

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'
# Equal Rights
# Equal Rights

Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'

Mar 30th 2017, 3:27 PM 21,152 Views 31 Comments

More than 100 disability groups gathered outside the gates of Leinster House today to demand the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest
# Listen To Us
# Listen To Us

'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest

Sep 15th 2015, 11:00 PM 18,731 Views 51 Comments

Treatment of people with disabilities has created a mix of “anger and rage”.

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights

Nov 21st 2012, 5:02 PM 3,567 Views 39 Comments

People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.