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# 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 20,986 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 20,243 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 35,772 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 21,306 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 29,912 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 8,106 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 800 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 184 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 69,801 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 9,700 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 10,727 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 11,945 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 16,525 Views 37 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 2,915 Views 73 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 11,807 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 6,429 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 8,894 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 317 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 9,410 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 2,957 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 4,770 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 3,448 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 475 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 271 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 14,399 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 48 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 7,196 Views 5 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 17,175 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 6,226 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 156 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.

# disability - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

'Continued effort needed' to tackle stigma towards mental health issues
# Support
# Support

'Continued effort needed' to tackle stigma towards mental health issues

Jul 9th 2014, 2:19 PM 4,187 Views 7 Comments

A new ESRI report also recommends integrated services for ‘physical and mental disabilities’.

# disability - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign
# Ronan's Cause
# Ronan's Cause

'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign

Jun 27th 2014, 10:27 PM 11,592 Views 26 Comments

Ronan Woodhouse will receive the card within the next seven to 10 days, his mother said.

Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care
# Care
# Care

Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care

Jun 27th 2014, 2:42 PM 4,145 Views 0 Comments

Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.

# disability - Friday 20 June, 2014

NUI Maynooth team chosen to compete in major student tech competition
# App-ortunity
# App-ortunity

NUI Maynooth team chosen to compete in major student tech competition

Jun 20th 2014, 6:50 AM 4,725 Views 5 Comments

The three computer science students, whose app provides info on buildings’ accessibility for those with mobility impairments, will compete in the Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals in Seattle at the end of July.

# disability - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed
# Hope
# Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Jun 18th 2014, 6:46 PM 11,187 Views 13 Comments

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

# disability - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?
# Column
# Column

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?

May 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 113 Views 45 Comments

Children with special needs are what human beings have always aspired to be – selfless, non-judgemental and kind. But they are also very vulnerable.

# disability - Monday 26 May, 2014

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station
# No Access
# No Access

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station

May 26th 2014, 6:05 PM 21,749 Views 92 Comments

Irish Rail said they would like to apologise to the customer featured in the video clip for any distress that was caused to him.

# disability - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder
# HSE
# HSE

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder

May 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 202 Views 33 Comments

I am furious and disappointed that nobody bothered to tell me that I was not going to get Home Help. Or to explain to me the reason why.

# disability - Monday 12 May, 2014

Opinion: I couldn't clearly watch my brother play in Croke Park because I’m in a wheelchair
# Croke Park
# Croke Park

Opinion: I couldn't clearly watch my brother play in Croke Park because I’m in a wheelchair

May 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,379 Views 24 Comments

The GAA markets Croke Park as a world-class stadium but, after I was paralysed from the chest down in 2012, I’ve realised how it falls short for wheelchair users.

# disability - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen
# Drawing A Blank
From The Daily Edge
# Drawing A Blank

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen

May 11th 2014, 10:30 AM 4,885 Views 0 Comments

He’s probably better than some sighted people.