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# 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.

# 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 8,230 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 13,969 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 1,510 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 3,327 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 1,550 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 8,751 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 7,564 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 40,317 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 11,713 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 6,141 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 17,750 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 5,541 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 198 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 2,733 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 4,478 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 7,764 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 5,054 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 2,157 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 386 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 3,812 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 4,635 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 3,550 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 8,462 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 6,784 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 32,646 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 5,267 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 8,257 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 16,587 Views 10 Comments

… And he’s not done yet.

# disability - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Column: The personal assistant is so important, but government u-turn is no comfort
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The personal assistant is so important, but government u-turn is no comfort

Sep 8th 2012, 1:23 PM 147 Views 5 Comments

Disabled activist Rosaleen McDonagh outlines a brief history of the personal assistant and its importance and says the government u-turn is little comfort to those who protested overnight outside government buildings this week.

# disability - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

# disability - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place
# U-turn
# U-turn

Cuts to personal assistant services will NOT take place

Sep 4th 2012, 10:00 PM 8,579 Views 47 Comments

The Minister for Health has instructed the HSE to ‘continue to provide services to people in receipt of personal assistant services’ but protesters outside government buildings could continue through the night.

The Evening Fix... now with added four-card tricks
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added four-card tricks

Sep 4th 2012, 7:58 PM 7,531 Views 0 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# disability - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Read Me: 'I'm unique' - Joanne O'Riordan on a life without limbs
# Read Me
# Read Me

Read Me: 'I'm unique' - Joanne O'Riordan on a life without limbs

Sep 2nd 2012, 6:30 PM 3,311 Views 14 Comments

Joanne O’Riordan, who has Total Amelia, wants the world to know that people with disabilities can achieve their goals just like anyone else.

# disability - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Column: ‘People speak to me like I’m ET’ – why social labelling is a problem
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘People speak to me like I’m ET’ – why social labelling is a problem

Aug 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 390 Views 20 Comments

We need to change the way we view people with special needs, writes Adam Harris, who has Asperger Syndrome.

# disability - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

# disability - Friday 17 August, 2012

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched
# Dementia
# Dementia

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched

Aug 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,266 Views 7 Comments

Genio, the charity heading up the project, says it hopes to provide those living with dementia with the option of living for longer within their own communities and having an improved quality of life.