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#Disability

# 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 30,040 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 7,856 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 26,502 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 5,331 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 7,966 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 10,017 Views 13 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 12,736 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 25,585 Views 20 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 26,721 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 24,192 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 10,637 Views 15 Comments

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

# disability - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Children aged three forced to wait two years for assessment, despite legal 3 month deadline
# Disability Act
# Disability Act

Children aged three forced to wait two years for assessment, despite legal 3 month deadline

Jun 7th 2017, 6:07 AM 12,269 Views 17 Comments

Early intervention is absolutely crucial to ensure that children with disabilities are properly looked after and have services provided for them.

# disability - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'
# Mr Price
# Mr Price

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

May 17th 2017, 5:44 PM 46,000 Views 0 Comments

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

# disability - Monday 15 May, 2017

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts
# Campaign Trail
# Campaign Trail

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts

May 15th 2017, 5:17 PM 27,046 Views 59 Comments

“I can’t live on £100 a month.”

# disability - Monday 8 May, 2017

'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'
# Cork
# Cork

'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'

May 8th 2017, 3:37 PM 80,706 Views 33 Comments

Vandals have caused over €1,500 worth of damage at a centre for those with physical disabilities.

# disability - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Government criticised over huge number of disabilities payments denied, only to be allowed upon appeal
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Government criticised over huge number of disabilities payments denied, only to be allowed upon appeal

May 7th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,830 Views 39 Comments

Last year 58% of applications for disability allowance were allowed after they were appealed.

# disability - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM 25,329 Views 10 Comments

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# disability - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'

Apr 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 374 Views 37 Comments

It’s time Ireland’s 40,000 wheelchair users had equality too, writes Sean O’Kelly.

# disability - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again
# Bionic Man
# Bionic Man

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again

Mar 29th 2017, 3:45 PM 8,936 Views 6 Comments

Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”.

# disability - Thursday 9 March, 2017

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,716 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# disability - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

Dec 21st 2016, 11:03 AM 8,906 Views 7 Comments

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# disability - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:35 AM 18,106 Views 74 Comments

Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.

# disability - Friday 2 December, 2016

Column: 'I don't have the same civil rights as other Irish women. I have a disability'
# International Day Of Persons With Disabilities
# International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Column: 'I don't have the same civil rights as other Irish women. I have a disability'

Dec 2nd 2016, 7:00 AM 891 Views 70 Comments

Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), writes Ann Marie Flanagan.

# disability - Friday 18 November, 2016

Thoughtless parking and designated driving: Life behind the wheel as a disabled driver
# Determined
# Determined

Thoughtless parking and designated driving: Life behind the wheel as a disabled driver

Nov 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,066 Views 40 Comments

How an able-bodied driver can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.

# disability - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'
# Mobility Grant
# Mobility Grant

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

Nov 17th 2016, 6:20 AM 12,571 Views 22 Comments

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# disability - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,254 Views 10 Comments

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# disability - Friday 11 November, 2016

Access for wheelchair users isn't just about putting in a ramp
# Opinion
# Opinion

Access for wheelchair users isn't just about putting in a ramp

Nov 11th 2016, 7:45 AM 3,754 Views 6 Comments

There are so many obstacles to independence – and the availability of suitable housing for wheelchair users is one of them.

# disability - Thursday 10 November, 2016

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'
# Challenge
# Challenge

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Nov 10th 2016, 8:30 AM 9,257 Views 3 Comments

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

# disability - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'No one should be excluded because of their disability': Irish MEP welcomes tech bill
# Equal Status
# Equal Status

'No one should be excluded because of their disability': Irish MEP welcomes tech bill

Nov 9th 2016, 10:59 AM 4,649 Views 1 Comment

The directive would mean public service websites would be more accessible to the deaf and visually impaired.

# disability - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
# Cerebral Palsy
# Cerebral Palsy

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,827 Views 39 Comments

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

# disability - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
# Martin Naughton
# Martin Naughton

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Oct 14th 2016, 9:55 AM 10,518 Views 8 Comments

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# disability - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,499 Views 145 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# disability - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school
# WRC
# WRC

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school

Aug 23rd 2016, 10:23 AM 20,791 Views 58 Comments

Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.

# disability - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'
# Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta

'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'

Aug 2nd 2016, 6:30 AM 21,632 Views 19 Comments

Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.

# disability - Friday 15 July, 2016

Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients
# Anger
# Anger

Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients

Jul 15th 2016, 7:43 AM 11,977 Views 0 Comments

An RTÉ Investigates programme aired last night outlined some cases in a leaked HSE report on the sector.

# disability - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'

Jul 5th 2016, 7:00 AM 783 Views 19 Comments

James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.

# disability - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
# Kerry
# Kerry

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 34,592 Views 48 Comments

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# disability - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe
# Disability
# Disability

Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe

Jun 22nd 2016, 9:50 AM 21,128 Views 95 Comments

It was given an award at a ceremony in Athens last night.

# disability - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog
# In Care
# In Care

Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog

Jun 2nd 2016, 3:59 PM 7,916 Views 0 Comments

Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.

# disability - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body
# Opinion
# Opinion

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body

Apr 24th 2016, 8:30 PM 203 Views 89 Comments

Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.