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# independent-living - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance
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# Independent Living

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Nov 16th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,274 Views 12 Comments

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

# independent-living - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started
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# Clondalkin Towers

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Oct 13th 2019, 6:30 AM 9,901 Views 7 Comments

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

# independent-living - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget
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'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 5,198 Views 5 Comments

Advocates say people with disabilities have been facing a housing crisis of their own.

# independent-living - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
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# Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

Mar 7th 2018, 8:15 PM 77,897 Views 28 Comments

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

# independent-living - Friday 21 July, 2017

INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes
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INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes

Jul 21st 2017, 12:25 PM 9,540 Views 16 Comments

The newspaper group will put over €50 million into the retirement funds between now and 2023.

# independent-living - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'
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# Independent Living

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'

Jun 25th 2017, 7:30 PM 5,610 Views 6 Comments

After 20 years of institutional living, Alan has moved into his community. This is his story, as well as other HAIL project participants, now living lives of their own choosing.

# independent-living - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
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Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

Mar 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 11,049 Views 40 Comments

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

# independent-living - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
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# 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.

# independent-living - Thursday 25 July, 2013

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance
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# Throw Your Hands Up At Me

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Jul 25th 2013, 10:25 AM 7,400 Views 45 Comments

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

# independent-living - Sunday 24 March, 2013

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities
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# Independent Living

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities

Mar 24th 2013, 9:15 AM 9,020 Views 20 Comments

After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.