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May 2023
# ableism
Taoiseach criticised for 'offensive' language after 'slow learners' remark about Sinn Féin
A spokesperson said that the Taoiseach’s remark was a reference to Seamus Mallon’s famous turn of phrase about the Good Friday Agreement.
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Opinion: 'Housing has been a crisis for disabled people for decades'
We have to change the way we think about housing for disabled people, writes James Cawley.
'Sarah Jane would like to live independently with support. No such service or plan is possible'
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'
This is an issue that wheelchair users face on a daily basis, writes Linda Byrne.
# Equal Rights
"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"
Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
# disability rights
Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.
# Equal Rights
Joanne O’Riordan: 'I will not allow this government treat me like a second class citizen'
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.
# listen to us
'No more crumbs from the Budget table': wheelchair users stage 72 hour Dáil protest
Treatment of people with disabilities has created a mix of “anger and rage”.
# disability rights
5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights
People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.