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# disability - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 46,192 Views 25 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

# disability - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
# Shutting The Door
# Shutting The Door

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,889 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

# disability - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
# Academic Uncertainty
# Academic Uncertainty

'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,270 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

# disability - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 10,011 Views 7 Comments

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
# Inclusion
# Inclusion

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

Aug 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,801 Views 8 Comments

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
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

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

May 17th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,726 Views 36 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,294 Views 13 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,648 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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 46,288 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 8,947 Views 5 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Feb 6th 2020, 12:39 PM 22,041 Views 10 Comments

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'
# 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 17,993 Views 27 Comments

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
# Independent Living
# Independent Living

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

Nov 16th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,293 Views 12 Comments

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
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

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

Nov 12th 2019, 11:32 AM 8,495 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 38,566 Views 5 Comments

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
# July Provision
# July Provision

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

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,865 Views 17 Comments

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
# Independent Living
# Independent Living

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 5,210 Views 5 Comments

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
# HIQA
# HIQA

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

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,420 Views 13 Comments

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
# 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 12,750 Views 8 Comments

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
# Recruitment
# Recruitment

Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia

Aug 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 22,239 Views 22 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Aug 19th 2019, 2:04 PM 24,462 Views 44 Comments

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
# Two Sides To A Story

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

Aug 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 36,085 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 28,877 Views 56 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 27,739 Views 92 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

May 22nd 2019, 10:07 AM 8,684 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Column
# Column

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

May 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,700 Views 70 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 53,272 Views 129 Comments

‘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
# HSE
# HSE

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 49,025 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,857 Views 13 Comments

‘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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,852 Views 29 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,877 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 9:00 PM 65,827 Views 54 Comments

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
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

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

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,383 Views 5 Comments

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
# 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 9,957 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.

# disability - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

Dec 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 21,426 Views 54 Comments

‘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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 15,299 Views 6 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,705 Views 7 Comments

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

# disability - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 4th 2018, 5:41 PM 8,746 Views 0 Comments

“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
# ESRI
# ESRI

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

Oct 1st 2018, 7:26 AM 8,020 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 22nd 2018, 3:05 PM 11,644 Views 2 Comments

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.

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