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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Disability

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Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.
President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner
Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.
Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.
Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school
Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.
'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'
Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.
Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients
An RTÉ Investigates programme aired last night outlined some cases in a leaked HSE report on the sector.
'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'
James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.
Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.
Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe
It was given an award at a ceremony in Athens last night.
Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog
Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.
Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body
Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.
Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report
A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.
'My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate'
A new campaign highlights the challenges faced by people with disabilities.
FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.
HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse
More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.
How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law
The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.
Looking for a job when you're disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn't be impossible
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.
'I had no choice but to sit in the cold and conduct my private garda business on the street'
Vivian Rath describes how he felt disempowered after a recent trip to his local garda station.
Trump says he didn't mock disabled reporter and 'doesn't even know what he looks like'
“He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”
The unusual case of a woman found guilty of raping a severely disabled student
Anna Stubblefield told the man’s family that she had helped him communicate with her.
Parents stunt daughter's growth to make disability 'more manageable'
New Zealand couple Jenn and Mark Hooper say they opted for the controversial treatment “out of love”.
'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'
Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.
'We don't want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep'
‘We had marriage equality in May, when am I going to get my equality?’
'The street is a cold place' Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil
The Taoiseach was pictured handing one of the protesters a cup of coffee this morning.
French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'
Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure
Activists say more accurate data is needed.
Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages
In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.
'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
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.
What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
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.
Cork teens force autistic boy to expose himself and eat twigs
A video of the attack was posted on Facebook afterwards and local gardaí say they are aware of it.
Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision
The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.
This blogger's open letter to a woman who shamed her for using a disabled toilet is going viral
“It’s an embarrassing enough thing to deal with before having to see disapproving looks or hear your laughs and jeering remarks”.
College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities
A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.
Jamie Brewer is the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in NY Fashion Week
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?
To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.
Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit
Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.
Empowering people with a disability - by handing them the purse strings
A new system of dealing with direct payments from the HSE is getting positive reviews from users.
Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?
Jennifer Doherty flew a plane to raise awareness of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living.
Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?
If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.
338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year
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.