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#Disability

# 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 5,898 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 8,802 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 9,242 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 5,779 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 5,955 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 699 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 26 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 7,027 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 5,215 Views 21 Comments

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

# disability - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'
# Disability
# Disability

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

Jun 11th 2013, 6:40 PM 8,255 Views 17 Comments

It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.

# disability - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

13 things we learned from the CSO's new 'quality of life' data
# Ireland In Numbers
# Ireland In Numbers

13 things we learned from the CSO's new 'quality of life' data

May 22nd 2013, 4:27 PM 13,987 Views 21 Comments

The CSO has published a wide-ranging document, covering everything from household waste to penalty points.

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

May 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,610 Views 102 Comments

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# disability - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

May 14th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,349 Views 6 Comments

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

# disability - Monday 22 April, 2013

Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down

Apr 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 1,604 Views 35 Comments

Stephen Cluskey suffered an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down at the tender age of 18. Eleven years on, he explains how he learned to adapt to a new way of life and set up his own business.

# disability - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Boy, 15, becomes first teen with Down's Syndrome to reach Everest base
# Mount Everest
# Mount Everest

Boy, 15, becomes first teen with Down's Syndrome to reach Everest base

Apr 3rd 2013, 10:55 AM 8,822 Views 16 Comments

Eli Reimer is the first person with his condition to reach the base camp, which is 5,364 metres above sea level.

# disability - Friday 15 March, 2013

Over 3,000 episodes of physical restraint in mental health centres in 2011
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Over 3,000 episodes of physical restraint in mental health centres in 2011

Mar 15th 2013, 9:31 PM 7,586 Views 20 Comments

A new report said there has been a year-on-year increase in the use of physical restraint.

# disability - Monday 11 March, 2013

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user

Mar 11th 2013, 8:47 AM 40,395 Views 86 Comments

Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.

# disability - Thursday 28 February, 2013

British councillor who said disabled children 'should be put down' quits
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

British councillor who said disabled children 'should be put down' quits

Feb 28th 2013, 12:06 PM 11,727 Views 45 Comments

Collin Brewer says he will continue to apologise for the “flippant” remarks and says he will live with “continual regret” for having made them.

# disability - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"

Feb 27th 2013, 5:38 PM 6,160 Views 42 Comments

He made the comment while questioning Minister Kathleen Lynch on the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant.

# disability - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused
# Disability
# Disability

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused

Jan 30th 2013, 11:13 AM 17,950 Views 25 Comments

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the department received 4,339 claims for domiciliary care allowance in 2012.

# disability - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'
# Disability
# Disability

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'

Jan 16th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,616 Views 5 Comments

A new study shows only 36 per cent of people with disabilities are active in the labour market, less than half the rate for others.

# disability - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

Jan 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 216 Views 67 Comments

A terminally ill MS patient is due to learn whether she be allowed to die with the assistance of her partner, writes Sharon O’Connor.

# disability - Sunday 6 January, 2013

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems
# Careers
# Careers

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems

Jan 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,744 Views 0 Comments

The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.

# disability - Thursday 13 December, 2012

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured
# Health
# Health

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured

Dec 13th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,488 Views 11 Comments

That is according to the largest ever study on global disease, which also shows that fewer children are dying every year from diseases such as malnutrition.

# disability - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut
# Carers
# Carers

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut

Dec 8th 2012, 5:48 PM 7,780 Views 80 Comments

A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.

# disability - Friday 7 December, 2012

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law
# Disability
# Disability

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

Dec 7th 2012, 2:46 PM 5,066 Views 19 Comments

Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.

# disability - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?

Dec 4th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,169 Views 2 Comments

This evening James Reilly will lead Dáil statements on the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

# disability - Monday 3 December, 2012

Column: I hid my disability at work – nobody should have to do that
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I hid my disability at work – nobody should have to do that

Dec 3rd 2012, 6:00 PM 396 Views 11 Comments

Caroline Casey describes how she was forced to come clean about her eyesight – and her campaign to ensure others aren’t defined by a disability.

# disability - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association
# Assisted Living
# Assisted Living

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association

Nov 27th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,829 Views 0 Comments

The app allows personal assistants to access timesheets and work schedules on smartphones and facilitates realtime workflow management, reducing costs.

# disability - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access
# Protest
# Protest

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Nov 21st 2012, 6:32 PM 4,643 Views 14 Comments

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights
# Disability Rights
# Disability Rights

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights

Nov 21st 2012, 5:02 PM 3,566 Views 39 Comments

People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.

# disability - Thursday 1 November, 2012

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO
# Disability
# Disability

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO

Nov 1st 2012, 2:28 PM 8,500 Views 32 Comments

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

# disability - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance
# Equality
# Equality

Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance

Oct 25th 2012, 8:07 AM 6,808 Views 28 Comments

The Ombudsman found that the 66-year age limit on Mobililty Allowance Scheme for people with a severe disability has been illegal – and the department has known this for the past four years.

# disability - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown
# Shame
# Shame

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

Oct 24th 2012, 12:20 PM 32,687 Views 100 Comments

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

# disability - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut
# Disability Allowance
# Disability Allowance

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

Oct 9th 2012, 3:03 PM 5,319 Views 26 Comments

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

# disability - Friday 28 September, 2012

Train station lifts closed for over three months
# Access
# Access

Train station lifts closed for over three months

Sep 28th 2012, 12:58 PM 8,295 Views 15 Comments

The disabled access lifts in Balbriggan train station in North County Dublin are finally due to reopen today, three months after being vandalised.

# disability - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Man spends 50 years building helicopter from rubbish
# Upcycling
From The Daily Edge
# Upcycling

Man spends 50 years building helicopter from rubbish

Sep 16th 2012, 5:00 PM 16,601 Views 10 Comments

… And he’s not done yet.