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#disabilities

# disabilities - Monday 3 September, 2018

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

# disabilities - Sunday 5 August, 2018

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

# disabilities - Sunday 22 April, 2018

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# disabilities - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

# disabilities - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

# disabilities - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

# disabilities - Monday 1 January, 2018

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

# disabilities - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

# disabilities - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

# disabilities - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

# disabilities - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

# disabilities - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland

Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.

# disabilities - Friday 6 October, 2017

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre

Hiqa said that the procedures at a daughters of Charity care centre continued to present “a risk to residents’ health and safety”.

# disabilities - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# disabilities - Friday 4 August, 2017

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

# disabilities - 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.

# disabilities - Monday 19 June, 2017

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Dublin City Council released a false statement suggesting people with disabilities may be allowed use cycle lanes.

# disabilities - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres

People with significant learning disabilities were detained in seclusion rooms which had no heating or toilet facilities.

# disabilities - Monday 29 May, 2017

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

# disabilities - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

# disabilities - Monday 15 May, 2017

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

# disabilities - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

# disabilities - Monday 24 April, 2017

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# disabilities - Thursday 9 March, 2017

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

# disabilities - Friday 9 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad Storme Toolis

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad

“He wasn’t complaining.”

# disabilities - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

# disabilities - Saturday 14 May, 2016

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

# disabilities - Friday 13 May, 2016

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

# disabilities - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

# disabilities - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities

But have all our public buildings made the deadline?

# disabilities - Monday 26 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here's why everyone is praising this supermarket's Halloween ad Hit The Taregt

# disabilities - Saturday 3 October, 2015

'David is 22, he has a college degree and is a wheelchair user. All he wants is a job'

For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.

# disabilities - Monday 28 September, 2015

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

# disabilities - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# disabilities - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# disabilities - Sunday 14 December, 2014

"We are artists: no other labels please"

A new project in Co Kilkenny challenges perceptions about art.

# disabilities - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters

Over 6,000 people were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. It’s estimated that for every person who dies – three people sustain an injury, many causing long-term disabilities.

# disabilities - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

“This has to stop.”

# disabilities - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# disabilities - Saturday 19 July, 2014

'Children with autism and their families run a marathon every day'

Denzil Jacobs is doing something mental this summer…

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