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# disability - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid

Dr Niall Muldoon said vulnerable children are finding it much more difficult to manage through the pandemic.

# disability - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Living with the 'new normal' is extra difficult with a disability - here are some small changes that would help

Carrie Williams, who lives with a debilitating illness outlines the challenges Covid-19 has brought for people with disabilities.

# disability - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

# disability - Thursday 14 May, 2020

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

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

# disability - Monday 11 May, 2020

'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown

James Rickard has Cerebral Palsy. He says this shutdown has reminded him of the importance of connection.

# disability - Monday 27 April, 2020

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

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

# disability - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre

All staff who spoke with inspectors said residents and children were not safe in this centre.

# disability - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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

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

# disability - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

# disability - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists

Several lifts were out of order at Dart stations this morning. Irish Rail said it was working to get them fixed.

# disability - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

# disability - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# disability - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget

Advocates say people with disabilities have been facing a housing crisis of their own.

# disability - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

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

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

# disability - Saturday 24 August, 2019

Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia

Learning additional languages is often very challenging for students with dyslexia.

# disability - Monday 19 August, 2019

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

# disability - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction? Two Sides To A Story This post contains videos

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction?

The council will begin enforcement from the start of next month. Business owners aren’t happy.

# disability - Friday 2 August, 2019

Male who sexually assaulted his teenage cousin, who has a disability, gets suspended sentence

The accused, now aged 24, had delayed his case by five years after skipping court in 2014.

# disability - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability'

You might roll your eyes at yet another millennial taking issue over the order in which we put the words – but labels matter, writes Brigid O’Dea.

# disability - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

# disability - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Column: Why are personalised attacks on children with disabilities, like Greta Thunberg, being tolerated?

We should debate Thunberg’s ideas but comments that focus on the symptoms of her condition are out of order, writes Shane Dunphy.

# disability - Monday 29 April, 2019

We need to change the disabled parking logo - so people stop telling me that I'm not disabled when I am

‘I find these interventions by members of the public quite insulting and extremely embarrassing,’ writes cystic fibrosis advocate, Benat Broderick, 15.

# disability - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

# disability - Friday 19 April, 2019

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

# disability - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people

Stop sharing videos of disabled people attempting to walk up the aisle, or stand for their first dance – pretending to be able-bodied is far from inspirational, writes Eileen Daly.

# disability - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

# disability - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Opinion: 'Nobody should have to live like this - I need more care to meet my basic needs'

The HSE doesn’t recognise my disability. The lack of care hours means choosing between food and a shower, writes Corina Duyn

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years

The service provider said vandalism is the cause in a number of cases.

# disability - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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

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

# disability - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

# disability - Monday 3 December, 2018

Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD

I thought my life was as good as over when I became disabled and lost my business, but studying at the National Learning Network changed everything, writes Keith Murphy.

# disability - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

# disability - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Stephen Hawking's ex-wife said The Theory of Everything ignored the 'day-to-day' care she gave Hawking Jane Hawking

Stephen Hawking's ex-wife said The Theory of Everything ignored the 'day-to-day' care she gave Hawking

“I knew if there were mistakes in the film that they were going to be immortalised.”

# disability - Monday 1 October, 2018

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.

# disability - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'

Ailís Ní Ríain’s work for the Dublin Fringe Festival has been inspired by her own experiences of communication and the difficulties we can encounter with it.

# disability - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

# disability - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'I began to feel like I wasn't meant to have a job, or to live a life of my choosing'

Padraig Hannafin tells his story of how the loss of his Personal Assistant has greatly reduced his independence and ability to undertake his day-to-day tasks.

# disability - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'Broken' wards of courts system 'depriving people of their liberty'

A man lost his bid to leave a nursing home during the week.

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