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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 65,901 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 13,407 Views 5 Comments

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

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 9,990 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.

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 21,712 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.

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 15,341 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.

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 68,831 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9,310 Views 0 Comments

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

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 8,059 Views 8 Comments

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

'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 11,771 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.

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

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 47,096 Views 115 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 35,610 Views 24 Comments

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.

'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 12,902 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 34,780 Views 107 Comments

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

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 18,717 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.

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 14,149 Views 7 Comments

This needs to change, writes Nuala Macklin.

'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 14,088 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.

'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 23,306 Views 42 Comments

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

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 127,435 Views 11 Comments

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

'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.

'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 15,077 Views 5 Comments

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

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat
# HIQA
# HIQA

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Apr 16th 2018, 1:55 PM 14,046 Views 11 Comments

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

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 34,701 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.

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 115,629 Views 113 Comments

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

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 77,957 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.

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 6,337 Views 10 Comments

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

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 13,358 Views 5 Comments

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

'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 16,722 Views 43 Comments

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

'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 15,695 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.

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 31,402 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.”

'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 14,418 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 23,725 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.

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 9,153 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.

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 11,033 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.

'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 15,170 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 6,173 Views 5 Comments

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

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 10,487 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.

'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 15,722 Views 7 Comments

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

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 20,710 Views 8 Comments

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

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 17,520 Views 42 Comments

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

'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 12,060 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.