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# disability - Sunday 12 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 12th 2018, 11:00 AM 12,861 Views 0 Comments

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

# disability - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 34,397 Views 107 Comments

The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.

# disability - Saturday 21 July, 2018

Children with disabilities: 'The assessment of need system is in disarray'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Children with disabilities: 'The assessment of need system is in disarray'

Jul 21st 2018, 9:00 AM 18,685 Views 15 Comments

Why, at a time when we should be advancing the rights of children with disabilities as citizens of this State, are we letting them down more than ever, asks Paddy Connolly.

# disability - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Media stereotyping: 'The person with an intellectual disability is treated as either 'heroic' or 'tragic''
# Read Me
# Read Me

Media stereotyping: 'The person with an intellectual disability is treated as either 'heroic' or 'tragic''

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 PM 14,030 Views 7 Comments

This needs to change, writes Nuala Macklin.

# disability - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest
# Ability Programme
# Ability Programme

'Are there no people with disabilities north of Dublin?': Anger over lack of funding in northwest

Jun 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 14,055 Views 17 Comments

An organisation in “urgent need of funding” has criticised the lack of funding given to projects in the northwest as part of a new initiative.

# disability - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Jun 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,266 Views 40 Comments

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

# disability - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind'
# Deafblindness
# Deafblindness

Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind'

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 127,391 Views 11 Comments

Ireland does not recognise deafblindness as a distinct disability, writes Hesline Crawford.

# disability - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'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 14,801 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.

# disability - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'
# All About Dis
# All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 14,995 Views 5 Comments

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# disability - Monday 16 April, 2018

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat
# HIQA
# HIQA

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Apr 16th 2018, 1:55 PM 13,993 Views 11 Comments

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

# disability - Sunday 25 March, 2018

Column: 'I have been asked if I mourn the healthy, normal son that I could have had'
# Disability
# Disability

Column: 'I have been asked if I mourn the healthy, normal son that I could have had'

Mar 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 34,681 Views 48 Comments

There is still the belief that having a disability means that you are only half the person that you could have been, that it is not ‘normal’ and should be ‘cured’, writes Hesline Crawford.

# disability - Friday 23 March, 2018

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

Mar 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 115,034 Views 113 Comments

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

# disability - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
# Opinion
# Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

Mar 7th 2018, 8:15 PM 77,891 Views 28 Comments

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

# disability - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February
# Equality
# Equality

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

Jan 31st 2018, 8:42 AM 6,306 Views 10 Comments

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

# disability - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Brittle bones: 'It means that my bones break easily and I cannot walk very far'
# Column
# Column

Brittle bones: 'It means that my bones break easily and I cannot walk very far'

Dec 10th 2017, 7:30 PM 13,241 Views 5 Comments

Ratifying the UNCRPD is incredibly important for people like me, writes Amy Hassett.

# disability - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers
# Carers
# Carers

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Dec 6th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,680 Views 43 Comments

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

# disability - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'
# Going Out
# Going Out

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 15,652 Views 7 Comments

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

# disability - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding
# Out With The Old
# Out With The Old

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

Nov 23rd 2017, 9:31 PM 31,292 Views 73 Comments

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

# disability - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success
# Change
# Change

'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success

Nov 19th 2017, 8:00 PM 14,361 Views 6 Comments

West Cork was one of the first places in the country to start this new service and families say they would be lost without it.

Cerebral palsy: 'I’m like everyone else. I want to party, get drunk, make mistakes'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Cerebral palsy: 'I’m like everyone else. I want to party, get drunk, make mistakes'

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,637 Views 37 Comments

I also think the success I’ve had on social media and on TV shows like First Dates shows that society as a whole is finally ready to see people with disabilities differently, writes Paddy Smyth.

# disability - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak'
# Aphasia
# Aphasia

Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak'

Nov 16th 2017, 7:00 AM 9,041 Views 3 Comments

I don’t like to think of what my life would be like without the use of assistive technology, writes Anne O’Brien.

# disability - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'
# Dunfirth Farm
# Dunfirth Farm

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

Nov 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,913 Views 7 Comments

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

# disability - Monday 6 November, 2017

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre
# Distress
# Distress

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

Nov 6th 2017, 5:12 PM 15,132 Views 11 Comments

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

# disability - Friday 3 November, 2017

'Diversity equals innovation': Why these Irish workplaces are blazing a trail for inclusiveness
# Diversity
# Diversity

'Diversity equals innovation': Why these Irish workplaces are blazing a trail for inclusiveness

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:10 PM 6,005 Views 5 Comments

We spoke to industry professionals leading the way on diversity and inclusion in Irish workplaces.

# disability - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire
# Camphill
# Camphill

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

Nov 1st 2017, 1:13 PM 10,421 Views 3 Comments

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

# disability - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease
# World Sight Day
# World Sight Day

'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease

Oct 12th 2017, 6:20 AM 15,649 Views 7 Comments

“People absolutely take their eyesight for granted until there’s a problem,” Stephen Duffy said.

# disability - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today
# Valproate
# Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,596 Views 8 Comments

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# disability - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'
# Yes Campaign
# Yes Campaign

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

Sep 20th 2017, 9:00 PM 17,434 Views 42 Comments

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

# disability - Sunday 3 September, 2017

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'
# Column
# Column

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'

Sep 3rd 2017, 8:30 PM 11,819 Views 38 Comments

All I want to do is to try and give her a life of her own. I think she is entitled to that, writes Sorcha Ward.

# disability - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living''
# Congregated Settings
# Congregated Settings

Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living''

Aug 27th 2017, 8:30 PM 29,934 Views 21 Comments

Thomas has been asked if he wants to get a new house and he has said no. Congregated settings are ideal for some people, writes Joyce Bambury.

# disability - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'
# Challenges
# Challenges

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

Aug 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,772 Views 17 Comments

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# disability - Friday 11 August, 2017

Tom Clonan: 'I've had enough. We need a campaign for our brothers and sisters disabled by our State'
# Disability
# Disability

Tom Clonan: 'I've had enough. We need a campaign for our brothers and sisters disabled by our State'

Aug 11th 2017, 6:30 AM 26,198 Views 44 Comments

Is Leo Varadkar – Taoiseach for those who “get up early in the morning” – prepared to vindicate the rights of early risers like my son, asks Tom Clonan.

# disability - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?'
# Prejudice
# Prejudice

Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?'

Jul 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 5,278 Views 19 Comments

We need to give people the time and opportunity to become comfortable around those with disabilities, writes Keith Hayes.

# disability - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins'
# Make Way Campaign
# Make Way Campaign

Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins'

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:30 PM 7,812 Views 56 Comments

I don’t mind at all having a disability but when I face obstacles, it is very frustrating, writes Sean O’Kelly.

# disability - Thursday 13 July, 2017

"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 10,001 Views 14 Comments

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

# disability - Sunday 9 July, 2017

'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition
# Spina Bifida
# Spina Bifida

'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition

Jul 9th 2017, 10:00 AM 12,698 Views 9 Comments

Seven year old Ava O’Donovan was born with Spina Bifida.

# disability - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support
# Disability
# Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Jun 29th 2017, 9:55 PM 25,519 Views 21 Comments

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# disability - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Poll: Should you be fined for blocking a footpath?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should you be fined for blocking a footpath?

Jun 20th 2017, 9:56 AM 26,470 Views 95 Comments

A new campaign was launched yesterday.

# disability - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

Jun 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,142 Views 23 Comments

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline
# Overdue
# Overdue

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline

Jun 10th 2017, 7:45 AM 10,598 Views 15 Comments

At end of last year there were almost 4,000 applications overdue for completion.