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# disability - Monday 28 April, 2014

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 49 Views 25 Comments

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

# disability - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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 8,395 Views 39 Comments

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

# disability - Monday 14 April, 2014

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 16,102 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.

# disability - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 3rd 2014, 11:33 PM 22,925 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 11,809 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

# disability - Saturday 29 March, 2014

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 6,951 Views 10 Comments

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

# disability - Friday 14 March, 2014

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 11,114 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.

# disability - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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 10,688 Views 23 Comments

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

# disability - Monday 17 February, 2014

"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 14,017 Views 47 Comments

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

# disability - Friday 14 February, 2014

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 2,113 Views 0 Comments

“We’re all people”.

# disability - Friday 7 February, 2014

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 6,662 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.

# disability - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

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 11,924 Views 0 Comments

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

# disability - Sunday 22 December, 2013

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 18,915 Views 18 Comments

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

# disability - Sunday 15 December, 2013

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

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

Dec 15th 2013, 7:15 PM 12,882 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.

# disability - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

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 9,394 Views 12 Comments

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

# disability - Monday 9 December, 2013

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 13,319 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 10,262 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.

# disability - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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 4,785 Views 5 Comments

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

# disability - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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 6,495 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.

# disability - Monday 18 November, 2013

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 12,238 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.

# disability - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

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 5,323 Views 2 Comments

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

# disability - Friday 1 November, 2013

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 4,584 Views 2 Comments

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

# disability - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:10 AM 133 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 - Friday 18 October, 2013

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

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

Oct 18th 2013, 8:42 PM 8,857 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 6,447 Views 11 Comments

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

# disability - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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 119 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.

# disability - Monday 9 September, 2013

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 6,239 Views 37 Comments

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

# disability - Thursday 5 September, 2013

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 8,000 Views 130 Comments

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

# disability - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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 10,686 Views 81 Comments

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

# disability - Sunday 25 August, 2013

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 15,489 Views 14 Comments

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

# disability - Saturday 24 August, 2013

# disability - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,879 Views 23 Comments

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# disability - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Is your town or city accessible to all? You might be surprised…
# Legless In Dublin
# Legless In Dublin

Is your town or city accessible to all? You might be surprised…

Aug 18th 2013, 9:45 AM 8,758 Views 44 Comments

A new blog looks at what is accessible for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility.

# disability - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school
# Criminal Damage
# Criminal Damage

Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school

Aug 13th 2013, 2:15 PM 9,231 Views 24 Comments

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening, to contact them.

# disability - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Disability access for Garden of Remembrance to be addressed
# Dublin
# Dublin

Disability access for Garden of Remembrance to be addressed

Aug 10th 2013, 3:00 PM 5,744 Views 16 Comments

A decision on a proposed Journey of Light memorial could pave the way for a universally accessible Garden of Remembrance.

# disability - Friday 9 August, 2013

Working-class boys with special needs most likely to hate school
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Working-class boys with special needs most likely to hate school

Aug 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 5,902 Views 17 Comments

The research found that children with educational difficulties dislike school more than those with physical disabilities or speech deficiencies.

# disability - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability

Aug 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 676 Views 48 Comments

The discussion of intellectual disabilities and sexuality is not easy. Although families may be aware and supportive, many don’t know how to navigate this territory. It’s a subject that demands awareness, writes Petal Pilley.

Column: My girls are entirely dependent on others – how will we cope with care cuts?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: My girls are entirely dependent on others – how will we cope with care cuts?

Aug 4th 2013, 8:30 AM 22 Views 25 Comments

A father of two girls, both with disabilities, says cutting the much-needed day support will make it difficult – if not impossible – for his family to cope.

# disability - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home
# Disability
# Disability

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Aug 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,018 Views 16 Comments

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

# disability - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Mixed reaction to National Disability Strategy implementation plan
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

Mixed reaction to National Disability Strategy implementation plan

Jul 30th 2013, 10:15 AM 5,188 Views 21 Comments

The Disability Federation of Ireland welcomed the plan, but said that there are a number of areas where it falls short.