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#Guide Dogs

# guide-dogs - Thursday 5 August, 2021

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 10:40 AM 21,874 Views 19 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# guide-dogs - Monday 9 April, 2018

'It's about giving people rights': Assistance dogs could become exempt from dog licences
# Woof
# Woof

'It's about giving people rights': Assistance dogs could become exempt from dog licences

Apr 9th 2018, 1:20 PM 9,239 Views 40 Comments

Currently guide dogs are the only type of assistance dog that do not need a licence.

# guide-dogs - Monday 29 January, 2018

'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users
# Access
# Access

'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users

Jan 29th 2018, 3:26 PM 20,782 Views 40 Comments

Today Irish Rail invited people with disabilities to take a train ride from Connolly to Howth to talk about changes to the service.

# guide-dogs - Monday 31 October, 2016

Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait
# Irish Guide Dogs
# Irish Guide Dogs

Assistance dogs for children with autism available again after three-year wait

Oct 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 13,062 Views 17 Comments

The last time the Irish Guide Dogs charity accepted applications was 2013.

# guide-dogs - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

A guide dog threw itself in front of a bus to save its blind owner
# Hero
From The Daily Edge
# Hero

A guide dog threw itself in front of a bus to save its blind owner

Jun 10th 2015, 8:49 AM 4,630 Views 2 Comments

But don’t worry! The dog is on the mend.

# guide-dogs - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Bray man Joe Bollard says his guide dog taught him to 'look forward and not back'
# Guide Dogs
# Guide Dogs

Bray man Joe Bollard says his guide dog taught him to 'look forward and not back'

Jun 9th 2015, 6:15 AM 12,782 Views 18 Comments

‘I trust my dog more than I would trust a human being to guide me.’

# guide-dogs - Thursday 2 April, 2015

'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life'
# Autism
# Autism

'Since Zeta joined our family, we have led a normal life'

Apr 2nd 2015, 5:15 PM 22,229 Views 13 Comments

More than 100 children are currently waiting for an assistance dog.

# guide-dogs - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

'Dragging myself out of bed on cold mornings, I wonder if I'm mad – but it's for a good cause'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Dragging myself out of bed on cold mornings, I wonder if I'm mad – but it's for a good cause'

Apr 1st 2015, 1:15 PM 188 Views 12 Comments

Ever fancied cycling cross-country from Kildare to Galway? It’s not always easy but you’ll raise much-needed funds (and have serious craic).

# guide-dogs - Thursday 15 January, 2015

This haunting, powerful ad featuring guide dogs is going viral and with good reason
# Haunting
From The Daily Edge
# Haunting

This haunting, powerful ad featuring guide dogs is going viral and with good reason

Jan 15th 2015, 9:03 PM 4,640 Views 2 Comments

Chills.

# guide-dogs - Friday 7 November, 2014

This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in
# Smart Navigation
# Smart Navigation

This headset helps the blind navigate the city they're in

Nov 7th 2014, 10:56 AM 4,503 Views 3 Comments

The device creates a 3D soundscape to aid its wearer, providing them with context to their surroundings.

# guide-dogs - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold?
# Dine In The Dark
# Dine In The Dark

Could you manage to eat your dinner while wearing a blindfold?

Sep 13th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,510 Views 7 Comments

An event doing just that will be held in Dublin, Limerick and Cork on World Sight Day, October 9.

# guide-dogs - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Dogs are now taking 'delfies' to raise money for an Irish charity*
# Delfie
From The Daily Edge
# Delfie

Dogs are now taking 'delfies' to raise money for an Irish charity*

Apr 2nd 2014, 9:19 AM 2,664 Views 1 Comment

*OK, their owners are. Whatever.

# guide-dogs - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Brilliant advert for guide dogs imagines other animals in their place
# Guide Me
From The Daily Edge
# Guide Me

Brilliant advert for guide dogs imagines other animals in their place

Jan 9th 2014, 9:23 AM 3,878 Views 0 Comments

They’re not very good at the job.

# guide-dogs - 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 18,943 Views 18 Comments

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

# guide-dogs - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life

Oct 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 414 Views 12 Comments

Kevin Kelly was plunged into a world of darkness when he went completely blind at just 14, but thanks to his companion Miles he has been able to obtain a Master’s degree and pursue the career he wanted.