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#Wheelchair Users

# wheelchair-users - Monday 25 November, 2019

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.

# wheelchair-users - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'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.’

# wheelchair-users - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# 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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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

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