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November 2023
Minister: 'Around half of under 65s with disabilities in nursing homes are in the best place'
Two surveys are ongoing to establish a more complete picture of under 65s in nursing homes and their needs.
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Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance
Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.
Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started
Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.
'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget
Advocates say people with disabilities have been facing a housing crisis of their own.
36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
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.
INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes
The newspaper group will put over €50 million into the retirement funds between now and 2023.
Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'
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.
Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish
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.
Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
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.
'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance
Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.
How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities
After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.