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#Disability

# disability - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report

Mar 2nd 2016, 12:14 PM 11,208 Views 9 Comments

A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.

# disability - Sunday 21 February, 2016

'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'
# Disability
# Disability

'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'

Feb 21st 2016, 7:31 PM 24,865 Views 18 Comments

A new campaign highlights the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

# disability - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?
# GE16 Fact Check
# GE16 Fact Check

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?

Feb 18th 2016, 11:58 PM 20,671 Views 59 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# disability - Sunday 31 January, 2016

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse
# Failings
# Failings

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse

Jan 31st 2016, 5:03 PM 13,618 Views 41 Comments

More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.

# disability - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law
# Opinion
# Opinion

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law

Jan 5th 2016, 8:00 AM 1,536 Views 29 Comments

The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.

# disability - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Looking for a job when you're disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn't be impossible
# Opinion
# Opinion

Looking for a job when you're disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn't be impossible

Dec 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,031 Views 34 Comments

I accept that I’ll never work a 9-5 job like most people, but I should be able to make my contribution to society without barriers being placed in my way.

# disability - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'I had no choice but to sit in the cold and conduct my private garda business on the street'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I had no choice but to sit in the cold and conduct my private garda business on the street'

Dec 3rd 2015, 4:55 PM 340 Views 80 Comments

Vivian Rath describes how he felt disempowered after a recent trip to his local garda station.

# disability - Friday 27 November, 2015

Trump says he didn't mock disabled reporter and 'doesn't even know what he looks like'
# Staying Classy
# Staying Classy

Trump says he didn't mock disabled reporter and 'doesn't even know what he looks like'

Nov 27th 2015, 7:21 AM 15,726 Views 58 Comments

“He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”

# disability - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

The unusual case of a woman found guilty of raping a severely disabled student
# Sexual Assault
# Sexual Assault

The unusual case of a woman found guilty of raping a severely disabled student

Nov 10th 2015, 10:01 PM 40,434 Views 38 Comments

Anna Stubblefield told the man’s family that she had helped him communicate with her.

# disability - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Parents stunt daughter's growth to make disability 'more manageable'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Parents stunt daughter's growth to make disability 'more manageable'

Oct 27th 2015, 6:00 AM 33,351 Views 13 Comments

New Zealand couple Jenn and Mark Hooper say they opted for the controversial treatment “out of love”.

# disability - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
# Seanad Bid
# Seanad Bid

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Sep 28th 2015, 9:15 PM 21,090 Views 17 Comments

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

# disability - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'We don't want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep'
# Protest
# Protest

'We don't want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep'

Sep 17th 2015, 8:59 PM 20,258 Views 53 Comments

‘We had marriage equality in May, when am I going to get my equality?’

# disability - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

'The street is a cold place' Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil
# Budget
# Budget

'The street is a cold place' Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil

Sep 16th 2015, 10:36 PM 35,801 Views 128 Comments

The Taoiseach was pictured handing one of the protesters a cup of coffee this morning.

# disability - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'
# Benefits Of The Doubt
# Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'

Aug 26th 2015, 8:16 PM 21,325 Views 15 Comments

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# disability - Sunday 28 June, 2015

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure
# Deafblind
# Deafblind

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure

Jun 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,987 Views 5 Comments

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# disability - Friday 12 June, 2015

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
# Cutbacks
# Cutbacks

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

Jun 12th 2015, 2:22 PM 8,133 Views 17 Comments

In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.

# disability - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
# Column
# Column

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

Jun 10th 2015, 1:30 PM 861 Views 20 Comments

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

# disability - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
# Carer
# Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 234 Views 8 Comments

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# disability - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Cork teens force autistic boy to expose himself and eat twigs
# Assault
# Assault

Cork teens force autistic boy to expose himself and eat twigs

Mar 31st 2015, 4:17 PM 69,957 Views 121 Comments

A video of the attack was posted on Facebook afterwards and local gardaí say they are aware of it.

# disability - Monday 2 March, 2015

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision
# A First
# A First

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision

Mar 2nd 2015, 4:48 PM 9,747 Views 23 Comments

The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.

# disability - Saturday 21 February, 2015

This blogger's open letter to a woman who shamed her for using a disabled toilet is going viral
# Sam Cleasby
From The Daily Edge
# Sam Cleasby

This blogger's open letter to a woman who shamed her for using a disabled toilet is going viral

Feb 21st 2015, 11:00 AM 10,751 Views 7 Comments

“It’s an embarrassing enough thing to deal with before having to see disapproving looks or hear your laughs and jeering remarks”.

# disability - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

Feb 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,972 Views 22 Comments

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

# disability - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Jamie Brewer is the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in NY Fashion Week
# Making History
# Making History

Jamie Brewer is the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in NY Fashion Week

Feb 12th 2015, 5:50 PM 16,625 Views 38 Comments

The well-known actress walked in an inspiring show called ‘Role Models Not Runway Models’ .

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

Feb 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 3,940 Views 65 Comments

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# disability - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit
# Primary Care
# Primary Care

Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit

Dec 18th 2014, 7:48 PM 11,854 Views 18 Comments

Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.

# disability - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Empowering people with a disability - by handing them the purse strings
# Empowered
# Empowered

Empowering people with a disability - by handing them the purse strings

Dec 7th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,502 Views 12 Comments

A new system of dealing with direct payments from the HSE is getting positive reviews from users.

# disability - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?
# Donegal
# Donegal

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?

Oct 19th 2014, 10:30 AM 8,911 Views 10 Comments

Jennifer Doherty flew a plane to raise awareness of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living.

# disability - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?
# Creativity
# Creativity

Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?

Oct 7th 2014, 8:00 PM 349 Views 4 Comments

If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.

# disability - Monday 6 October, 2014

338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year
# Disability
# Disability

338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year

Oct 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,500 Views 77 Comments

Parking in this spots when you don’t actually need to is not only illegal, it makes life very difficult for people who have disabilities.

# disability - Friday 3 October, 2014

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'
# Health Care
# Health Care

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 3,444 Views 27 Comments

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

# disability - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts
# Don't Leave Us Behind
# Don't Leave Us Behind

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

Oct 1st 2014, 1:32 PM 4,789 Views 3 Comments

“This has to stop.”

More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it's still very low
# Online
# Online

More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it's still very low

Oct 1st 2014, 6:15 AM 3,465 Views 10 Comments

The research also found that less than one in twenty could send a text message.

# disability - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
# Abusive Relationship
# Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 566 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# disability - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?
# No Sense
# No Sense

Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?

Aug 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 326 Views 59 Comments

If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.

# disability - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Those with bowel conditions should get extra water allowance, says councillor
# Free Allowance
# Free Allowance

Those with bowel conditions should get extra water allowance, says councillor

Aug 23rd 2014, 9:00 AM 14,415 Views 50 Comments

Fears are mounting over inflated cost for sufferers when water charges are introduced in October.

# disability - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone
# Friendship
# Friendship

Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

Aug 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 70 Views 18 Comments

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

# disability - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Horses are helping children with disabilities to gain confidence and trust
# Horse Sense
# Horse Sense

Horses are helping children with disabilities to gain confidence and trust

Jul 20th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,286 Views 4 Comments

An equine programme set up by Childvision is now being extended to children from outside its service.

# disability - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Finding your phone difficult to use? Here's how to make things easier
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Finding your phone difficult to use? Here's how to make things easier

Jul 19th 2014, 10:30 AM 17,242 Views 11 Comments

If you’re finding things difficult, there are a number of features that can make your life easier built into your phone.

# disability - Friday 18 July, 2014

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups
# Saved
# Saved

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups

Jul 18th 2014, 3:21 PM 6,240 Views 19 Comments

A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.

# disability - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 193 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.