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#Wheelchair Users

# wheelchair-users - 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 21,365 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.

# wheelchair-users - Monday 25 November, 2019

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,676 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# wheelchair-users - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

Aug 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,227 Views 49 Comments

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# wheelchair-users - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?

Aug 5th 2018, 10:45 AM 30,497 Views 170 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he will look at introducing fines on the matter.

# wheelchair-users - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

Fines could be introduced to deal with Dublin Bus passengers who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users

Aug 4th 2018, 9:45 AM 44,377 Views 100 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee was told recently that everyday people are refusing to fold up their prams to allow wheelchair users on board.

# wheelchair-users - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

'Everyday bus users are refusing to fold up their buggies to allow wheelchair users on board'

Jul 22nd 2018, 7:45 AM 34,461 Views 107 Comments

The transport committee was told that new regulations are needed to force people to fold up their prams.

# wheelchair-users - 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 20,687 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.

# wheelchair-users - Friday 21 July, 2017

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities
# Wheelchair Users
# Wheelchair Users

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities

Jul 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 13,222 Views 17 Comments

Earlier this month, a wheelchair user had to wait 15 minutes for Irish Rail to help her exit a train.

# wheelchair-users - Friday 11 November, 2016

Access for wheelchair users isn't just about putting in a ramp
# Opinion
# Opinion

Access for wheelchair users isn't just about putting in a ramp

Nov 11th 2016, 7:45 AM 3,629 Views 6 Comments

There are so many obstacles to independence – and the availability of suitable housing for wheelchair users is one of them.

# wheelchair-users - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?
# On The Move
# On The Move

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?

Aug 17th 2014, 8:04 AM 9,315 Views 38 Comments

Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?

# wheelchair-users - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Column: I know from experience – it's not pleasant being stranded using a wheelchair
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I know from experience – it's not pleasant being stranded using a wheelchair

Apr 24th 2014, 8:20 AM 380 Views 16 Comments

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.

# wheelchair-users - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Hungary crowns its 'loveliest wheelchair user'
# Pageant
# Pageant

Hungary crowns its 'loveliest wheelchair user'

Feb 26th 2012, 3:12 PM 6,516 Views 28 Comments

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.

# wheelchair-users - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Equality Tribunal finds Bus Éireann discriminated against disabled passenger
# Equality
# Equality

Equality Tribunal finds Bus Éireann discriminated against disabled passenger

Dec 21st 2011, 4:18 PM 3,623 Views 4 Comments

The bus company has said it has taken the findings of the tribunal on-board and is already working to address the issues raised.