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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# mobility

This year
Vision-impaired woman: 'Please legislate to keep e-scooters off footpaths'
Anne Marie Kearney is vision impaired and uses a cane. She says e-scooters must never reach a footpath.
Last year
# South Dublin
'My heart sank': Use of 'kissing' gates criticised over lack of accessibility for wheelchair users
Journalist Ellis Palmer Babe, who is a wheelchair user, was unable to get through a kissing gate in Dodder Valley Park earlier this week.
All time
# Checklist
5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.
# mobility
Living with Parkinson's in Ireland: 'If I was dependent on the HSE I wouldn't be able to move now'
There are 12,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s disease and numbers are continuing to rise.
# column
5 basic mobility drills that you should be doing regularly
Including these exercises in your gym programme will be very beneficial in the long-term, writes David Last.
# column
Getting mobile: These 4 stretches will give you the best 'bang for your buck'
Incorporate these exercises into your fitness regime and you’ll soon see the benefits, writes Sarah Cremen
# column
Try these simple tips to improve your mobility
Incorporating these drills into your daily routine will be hugely beneficial, writes David Last.
# Cerebral Palsy
Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.
# From A to B
Will this horseshoe-shaped device help the blind navigate indoors?
The device, called Project BLAID, is being developed by Toyota and could allow the blind and visually impaired to navigate indoor areas.
# mobility
The key building blocks to achieving your health and fitness goals
Mobility is something that everyone should be working on.
# uni-cub
Honda has made a rival to the Segway, and it looks like a moving toilet
Practical, maybe. Respectable, never.
# Health
Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement
It had been said that an inter-departmental group was due to submit a report on the issue this month.
# Disability
HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'
It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.
# mobility allowance
Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"
He made the comment while questioning Minister Kathleen Lynch on the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant.
# mobility allowance
Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that the government will be seeking legal advice before it proceeds on acting on the “illegal” upper age limit for the allowance.
Column: When living with a disability, Ireland is a different country
People in wheelchairs literally see life from another perspective – and the view isn’t too pretty, writes author Corina Duyn.