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# disability - Yesterday’s News


# disability - 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”.

# disability - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'

It’s time Ireland’s 40,000 wheelchair users had equality too, writes Sean O’Kelly.

# disability - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again Bionic Man This post contains videos

Groundbreaking science allows paralysed man use his brain to control his arms again

Bill Kochevar says the device is “better than I thought it would be”.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

After nine-year wait, Ireland to strengthen rights of people with a disability

A bill has been approved by Government which will enable ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

# disability - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots

Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.

# disability - Friday 2 December, 2016

Column: 'I don't have the same civil rights as other Irish women. I have a disability'

Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), writes Ann Marie Flanagan.

# disability - Friday 18 November, 2016

Thoughtless parking and designated driving: Life behind the wheel as a disabled driver

How an able-bodied driver can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.

# disability - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# disability - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Thursday 10 November, 2016

'Breaking my back taught me what was worth fighting for in life'

Two of Ireland’s Paralympic athletes on not letting a disability define them and how they got tough in the face of adversity.

# disability - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'No one should be excluded because of their disability': Irish MEP welcomes tech bill

The directive would mean public service websites would be more accessible to the deaf and visually impaired.

# disability - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

# disability - Friday 14 October, 2016

President leads tributes following death of 'inspirational' disability rights campaigner

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62.

# disability - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# disability - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school WRC

Teenage boy awarded €5,500 after management stops him bringing assistance dog to school

Luke Kelly-Melia suffers from cerebral palsy and was given the assistance dog as a result.

# disability - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

'There's no prospect of my brother improving, he can't be moved into community living'

Some families of residents at Áras Attracta in Mayo fear the facility will be closed down.

# disability - Friday 15 July, 2016

Minister demands meeting with HSE after being "appalled" at care of disability patients

An RTÉ Investigates programme aired last night outlined some cases in a leaked HSE report on the sector.

# disability - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

'I was told I'd never write with a pen - and now I'm a teacher'

James Cawley talks about the challenges of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, and the importance of remaining positive.

# disability - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# disability - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Dublin Airport named the most accessible airport in Europe

It was given an award at a ceremony in Athens last night.

# disability - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Children with disabilities: Over 70 claims of abuse received by health watchdog

Health and social care watchdog Hiqa also received notifications about serious injuries and misconduct by staff.

# disability - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Republic of equals? My son, on a waiting list, twists in a wheelchair too small for his body

Austerity and spending cuts have made second-class citizens of people with disabilities, writes Tom Clonan.

# disability - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Intellectually disabled man left in care home with alleged abuser for two years - report

A report from the new HSE whisteblower service highlights claims of abuse in residential facilities.

# disability - Sunday 21 February, 2016

‘My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate’ Disability This post contains videos

‘My classmates are twice as likely to get a job as I am when I graduate’

A new campaign highlights the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

# disability - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has “maintained disability spending”?’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# disability - Sunday 31 January, 2016

HSE confirm that people were left in a foster home after allegations of sexual abuse

More than 40 people passed through the foster home between from the early 1980s up to 2009.

# disability - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

How the government took 10 years to bring in a new law

The government’s attitude towards disability rights seems to be ‘no rush, we’ll get there in the end’, writes Professor Robbie Gilligan.

# disability - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Looking for a job when you’re disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn’t be impossible

I accept that I’ll never work a 9-5 job like most people, but I should be able to make my contribution to society without barriers being placed in my way.

# disability - Thursday 3 December, 2015

‘I had no choice but to sit in the cold and conduct my private garda business on the street’

Vivian Rath describes how he felt disempowered after a recent trip to his local garda station.

# disability - Friday 27 November, 2015

Trump says he didn’t mock disabled reporter and ‘doesn’t even know what he looks like’

“He should stop using his disability to grandstand and get back to reporting for a paper that is rapidly going down the tubes.”

# disability - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

The unusual case of a woman found guilty of raping a severely disabled student

Anna Stubblefield told the man’s family that she had helped him communicate with her.

# disability - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Parents stunt daughter’s growth to make disability ‘more manageable’

New Zealand couple Jenn and Mark Hooper say they opted for the controversial treatment “out of love”.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Thursday 17 September, 2015

‘We don’t want to be told when we can go to the toilet, or eat or sleep’

‘We had marriage equality in May, when am I going to get my equality?’

# disability - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

‘The street is a cold place’ Enda Kenny gives coffee to man protesting outside Dáil

The Taoiseach was pictured handing one of the protesters a cup of coffee this morning.

# disability - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# disability - Sunday 28 June, 2015

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability… but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# disability - Friday 12 June, 2015

Residents at disability centre locked in unit because of staff shortages

In one instance, residents were locked in a unit while a nurse went to another to administer medicines.

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