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'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 4,212 Views 7 Comments

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

'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 11,611 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 4,165 Views 0 Comments

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

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 4,743 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.

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 11,220 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

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 143 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.

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 21,786 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.

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 227 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.

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 1,785 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.

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 4,948 Views 0 Comments

He’s probably better than some sighted people.

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity
# Inequality
# Inequality

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Apr 28th 2014, 1:00 PM 73 Views 25 Comments

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home
# Disability
# Disability

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

Apr 23rd 2014, 8:51 AM 8,419 Views 39 Comments

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money
# Inaccessible
# Inaccessible

Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money

Apr 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,125 Views 39 Comments

Seven-year-old Kady Weakley has had a number of falls in her house as the walls and doors are too narrow for either her wheelchair or her walker.

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:33 PM 22,944 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked
# Audit
# Audit

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:33 PM 11,852 Views 45 Comments

The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities

It's been over a year - so what's happening with the Mobility Allowance?
# Disability
# Disability

It's been over a year - so what's happening with the Mobility Allowance?

Mar 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,972 Views 10 Comments

The government said last year that it was to replace the scheme – but to date, nothing new has been announced.

Samsung develops ultrasonic phone case which detects everything around it
# Assistive Tech
# Assistive Tech

Samsung develops ultrasonic phone case which detects everything around it

Mar 14th 2014, 11:28 AM 11,129 Views 27 Comments

The ultrasonic cover detects people and obstacles within a two meter radius, and alerts users to them by sending vibrations or audio cues.

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process
# Waiting Time
# Waiting Time

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

Mar 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 10,732 Views 23 Comments

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

"We're all like you - we're all people": Irish documentary explores sexuality and disability
# Somebody To Love
# Somebody To Love

"We're all like you - we're all people": Irish documentary explores sexuality and disability

Feb 17th 2014, 7:38 PM 14,093 Views 47 Comments

The experiences of married couples, new parents and young people navigating new relationships are all examined in this tender programme.

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability
# Somebody To Love
From The Daily Edge
# Somebody To Love

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability

Feb 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 2,136 Views 0 Comments

“We’re all people”.

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill
# Debate
# Debate

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill

Feb 7th 2014, 1:45 PM 6,683 Views 12 Comments

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam
# USA
# USA

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam

Jan 8th 2014, 8:19 AM 11,940 Views 0 Comments

More than 100 people were arrested, including 72 city police officers.

Sligo garda raising funds for guide dog charity after mother's freak accident
# Guide Dogs
# Guide Dogs

Sligo garda raising funds for guide dog charity after mother's freak accident

Dec 22nd 2013, 8:45 AM 18,947 Views 18 Comments

Monica Wims lost her sight two years ago but her guide dog Guinness has given her back her independence.

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers
# EasyJet
# EasyJet

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

Dec 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 12,902 Views 22 Comments

In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care
# Health Care
# Health Care

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

Dec 10th 2013, 8:50 PM 9,422 Views 12 Comments

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal
# Aodhán O'Riordáin
# Aodhán O'Riordáin

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Dec 9th 2013, 11:25 PM 13,349 Views 55 Comments

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal
# Going Going Gone
# Going Going Gone

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal

Dec 9th 2013, 12:46 PM 10,461 Views 69 Comments

Departing chief executive Brian Conlan did not receive any top-ups but his predecessor got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000.

This man is turning fog horns, sirens and a cherry picker into performance art
# Ignite
# Ignite

This man is turning fog horns, sirens and a cherry picker into performance art

Dec 7th 2013, 10:00 AM 4,802 Views 5 Comments

Jez Colborne is the winner of one of the Arts & Disability Ireland’s lucrative commissions.

Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 7,132 Views 27 Comments

Niamh n Ruarí was diagnosed with a disease that affects one in every 200,000 people, but is determined to re-educate society on the perceptions they have of those who are physically less fortunate.

Mothers granted leave to challenge law on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome
# Courts
# Courts

Mothers granted leave to challenge law on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome

Nov 18th 2013, 6:16 PM 12,260 Views 19 Comments

The two mothers have been granted leave to challenge the current rules on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome in the High Court next month.

Jennifer Lawrence breaks barrier to speak to superfan with disability
# Luminosity
From The Daily Edge
# Luminosity

Jennifer Lawrence breaks barrier to speak to superfan with disability

Nov 12th 2013, 7:48 AM 5,361 Views 2 Comments

You had us at hello, Jennifer. You had us at hello.

HIQA takes over regulation of residential disability services
# Care Services
# Care Services

HIQA takes over regulation of residential disability services

Nov 1st 2013, 12:20 PM 4,597 Views 2 Comments

For the first time, respite, residential and voluntary services will be independently inspected.

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:10 AM 162 Views 13 Comments

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

Oct 18th 2013, 8:42 PM 8,901 Views 33 Comments

The head of a federation for people with disabilities says that the proposed review of medical cards will force people with disabilities from the labour market.

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement
# Health
# Health

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement

Oct 18th 2013, 5:43 PM 6,468 Views 11 Comments

It had been said that an inter-departmental group was due to submit a report on the issue this month.

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 139 Views 28 Comments

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

118 new classes to open for children with special needs
# Back To School
# Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

Sep 9th 2013, 10:08 AM 6,260 Views 37 Comments

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

Poll: Should disability services be exempt from HSE budget cuts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should disability services be exempt from HSE budget cuts?

Sep 5th 2013, 9:20 AM 8,018 Views 130 Comments

The HSE has committed to reducing costs nationally – but should disability services be exempt from cuts?

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

Aug 27th 2013, 10:58 PM 10,743 Views 81 Comments

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)
# Cashel
# Cashel

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Aug 25th 2013, 8:45 AM 15,556 Views 14 Comments

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.