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#Disability

# 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 181 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 8,599 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 7,540 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 3,450 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 419 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 3,281 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.

# disability - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Willie O'Dea says Burton 'continues to mislead' over disability allowance cuts
# Disability Allowance
# Disability Allowance

Willie O'Dea says Burton 'continues to mislead' over disability allowance cuts

Aug 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,342 Views 29 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD said the Minister for Social Protection should be upfront about changes to criteria for the allowance and explain application refusals and delays.

# disability - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts
# Disability Cuts
# Disability Cuts

FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts

Jul 24th 2012, 1:18 PM 2,492 Views 14 Comments

Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.

# disability - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Paying €1.1bn to bondholders is con job says TD
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Paying €1.1bn to bondholders is con job says TD

Jun 27th 2012, 1:40 PM 4,910 Views 65 Comments

Donnelly said paying off bondholders while the State cuts funds for disabled children is obscene.

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

€25k left unallocated for wheelchair-accessible taxis

Jun 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,412 Views 2 Comments

Irish Wheelchair Association believes that, even with grant aid, VAT and VRT on accessible taxis and cabs are “prohibitively” high.

# disability - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance
# Carers
# Carers

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance

Jun 19th 2012, 5:12 PM 7,284 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.

# disability - Friday 8 June, 2012

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite
# Carers
# Carers

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 14,248 Views 10 Comments

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.

# disability - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Taoiseach joins employers taking part in national 'Job Shadow Day'
# Job Shadow Day
# Job Shadow Day

Taoiseach joins employers taking part in national 'Job Shadow Day'

Apr 25th 2012, 11:36 AM 2,541 Views 11 Comments

Enda Kenny is being shadowed by Cian O’Connor as part of a national programme for people in supported employment.

# disability - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Column: I lost my leg but now I aim to make Irish amputee football history
# Read Me
From The42
# Read Me

Column: I lost my leg but now I aim to make Irish amputee football history

Mar 18th 2012, 8:30 AM 252 Views 7 Comments

Simon Baker was a plasterer until a workplace accident ultimately saw his leg amputated. Here he explains how he found new hope in amputee football – and is aiming to make Ireland a real contender in the sport.

# disability - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers
# One Year In
# One Year In

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers

Mar 9th 2012, 2:00 AM 747 Views 2 Comments

Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?

# disability - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

London Olympic volunteers made to answer 'delicate' questions
# Awkward
From The42
# Awkward

London Olympic volunteers made to answer 'delicate' questions

Mar 7th 2012, 11:25 AM 773 Views 1 Comment

Prospective volunteers for this summer’s event are required to undergo ‘sensitivity training’ ahead of its commencement.

# disability - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:40 AM 84 Views 25 Comments

Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.

# disability - Monday 20 February, 2012

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Employers warn that Burton's sick pay proposals will result in job losses

Feb 20th 2012, 6:46 PM 6,569 Views 43 Comments

The Small Firms Association and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation have condemned the government’s plans to shift the burden of sick pay on to employers.

# disability - Monday 13 February, 2012

Enhanced support for people with disabilities announced
# Disabilities
# Disabilities

Enhanced support for people with disabilities announced

Feb 13th 2012, 4:46 PM 2,478 Views 8 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection has announced two new initiatives aimed at enhancing the support offered to people with disabilities who are planning to take up employment or development opportunities.

# disability - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Column: I’m jobless, so why am I excluded from JobBridge?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I’m jobless, so why am I excluded from JobBridge?

Jan 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 76 Views 17 Comments

Laws that hinder parts of society from following their chosen career might remind us of the past – but they exist in Ireland today, writes Francis Dunne.

# disability - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Attitudes towards disabled more negative in past five years - report
# Disability
# Disability

Attitudes towards disabled more negative in past five years - report

Jan 19th 2012, 10:09 AM 7,993 Views 13 Comments

The National Disability Authority has surveyed people’s attitudes to disability in 2011.

# disability - Monday 16 January, 2012

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets
# Health
# Health

HSE to close 555 nursing home beds and cut hospital budgets

Jan 16th 2012, 12:56 PM 3,532 Views 52 Comments

The HSE has outlined how it will save €750 million over the next 12 months.

# disability - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Greece classes paedophilia as a 'disability'
# Greece
# Greece

Greece classes paedophilia as a 'disability'

Jan 10th 2012, 7:39 PM 41,743 Views 60 Comments

The expansion of the list of state-recognised disability categories to include paedophiles, kleptomaniacs and sadomasochists has concerned disability groups in Greece.

# disability - Friday 19 August, 2011

Blade Runner in combative mood ahead of World Championships
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Blade Runner in combative mood ahead of World Championships

Aug 19th 2011, 1:14 PM 156 Views 0 Comments

Oscar Pistorius has hit back at critics of his qualification for the 2011 Daegu World Championships, claiming Science supports his right to compete.

# disability - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Column: When living with a disability, Ireland is a different country
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: When living with a disability, Ireland is a different country

Jul 31st 2011, 8:57 PM 1,302 Views 15 Comments

People in wheelchairs literally see life from another perspective – and the view isn’t too pretty, writes author Corina Duyn.

# disability - Friday 15 April, 2011

'Job Shadow' day to give people a foot in workplace door
Live Apr 15th 2011, 5:42 PM

'Job Shadow' day to give people a foot in workplace door

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