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# 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…

# disabilities - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Once again, we’ve heard a depressingly familiar tune from Ireland on human rights

Ireland’s appearance before the UN Human Rights Committee was disappointing: we have not made the changes recommended four years ago.

# disabilities - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

‘It’s appalling what you’ve done’: Kenny fights back on disability cuts

‘Shame on you for what you did’ – the Taoiseach was having none of it from Mícheál Martin.

What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?

Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?

# disabilities - Monday 14 July, 2014

Austerity has ‘weakened’ the human rights of Ireland’s most vulnerable

The State is appearing before a United Nations committee to hear concerns over human rights in Ireland.

# disabilities - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

‘Another non-consensual mass medical experiment’: Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# disabilities - Monday 19 May, 2014

Woman with disabilities awarded €30k after employer refused to provide her with a chair

Her previous role at a customer service desk had changed, meaning she would have been required to stand.

# disabilities - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Legalising cannabis, tackling reckless lending and bad roads

…and that’s just in one committee meeting. Here’s everything happening in Leinster House today.

# disabilities - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

# disabilities - Friday 7 February, 2014

No contest likely on Down Syndrome bill to provide resource teaching

The Independent bill would mean pupils with Down Syndrome in mainstream schools are guaranteed resource teaching and the Government aren’t objecting.

# disabilities - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: The Government stalls while people with mobility difficulties fall deeper into isolation

The Government had a knee-jerk reaction last year and cut Mobility Allowance to new applicants. Nearly 12 months later, those in need are still in limbo, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# disabilities - Monday 6 January, 2014

Rehab chief Angela Kerins won't say what her current salary is

The chief executive of the Rehab Group was asked a number of times to disclose her current earnings which were most recently reported to be €234,000 per year.

# disabilities - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Government approves appointment of 390 new posts for special needs assistants

The decision has been welcomed by the trade union representing the majority of SNAs.

# disabilities - Monday 2 December, 2013

HSE were sent reports stating a portion of salaries were being paid with lottery proceeds, says CRC

It was agreed that lottery funds would fund the difference between approved pay scales and contractually agreed contracts, and the HSE knew this, said the CRC.

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