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# Wheelchair Users

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Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
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.
Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.
'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’
Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?
Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he will look at introducing fines on the matter.
Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users
The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.
'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.
'No-one else has to do this' - Irish Rail criticised over new travel plans for wheelchair users
Today Irish Rail invited people with disabilities to take a train ride from Connolly to Howth to talk about changes to the service.
'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities
Earlier this month, a wheelchair user had to wait 15 minutes for Irish Rail to help her exit a train.
Access for wheelchair users isn't just about putting in a ramp
There are so many obstacles to independence – and the availability of suitable housing for wheelchair users is one of them.
Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?
Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?
Column: I know from experience – it's not pleasant being stranded using a wheelchair
For many people, taxis are their only door-to-door public transport service. While we’ve made a good first step in making them wheelchair-friendly, more must be done.
Hungary crowns its 'loveliest wheelchair user'
The organisers said the Ms Wheelchair pageant is the first such event in Europe and will be repeated annually. Similar events have been held in the US since the 70s.
Equality Tribunal finds Bus Éireann discriminated against disabled passenger
The bus company has said it has taken the findings of the tribunal on-board and is already working to address the issues raised.