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Last month
August 2023
Parents hold protest at Leinster House over lack of day services for adults with disabilities
22 young adults have been told they do not have access to supports this September.
This year
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Minister for State Anne Rabbitte said she ‘expects ministers to have a very open door’ for her when she seeks a disability package in the next budget.
‘Shouting into a black hole’: Chronic delays to autism services failing children
A report by
Niall Sargent
Families left in limbo as hundreds of vacancies in HSE teams impact capacity to provide autism support.
Noteworthy investigates multi-year waiting lists for therapy and the devastating impacts on families
Over 700 vacancies remain across the 91 teams responsible for providing autism services
Expert: "The reality is the system is broken"
Anne Rabbitte says she considered quitting politics after excrement thrown at her at meeting
Rabbitte said that she had been limiting public appearances since the incident at a meeting in her constituency in Gort.
Minister urges doctors to lobby drug companies so women can easily access pregnancy sickness meds
Women, doctors and pharmacists have criticised the over-complicated system set up.
Irish Sign Language Act 'not operating as intended' and is 'poor across most sections'
These were among the findings of the first report on the implementation of the Irish Sign Language Act (2017).
Gardaí issue witness appeal over incident in which TD claims 'bag of sh*t' thrown at them
The incident is said to have taken place as Anne Rabbitte and Ciarán Cannon left a meeting in Co Galway last week.
'Here is some s**t for you': Man refuses to apologise for incident where bag was 'thrown' at Govt TDs
It comes after Minister of State Anne Rabbitte and Fine Gael TD Ciarán Cannon had cow dung thrown at them during a public meeting this week.
SF's Kenny says his family was traumatised after arson and vehicle attacks at their home
The TD told Morning Ireland that his family are moving house due to the trauma of attacks on their home.
Gardaí investigating as junior minister says 'bag of sh*t' thrown at her and TD
The incident is said to have taken place as Anne Rabbitte and Ciarán Cannon left a meeting in Co. Galway yesterday evening.
Last year
'Not exactly helpful': Union criticises minister's comments over therapists return to special schools
On the day of the budget, €11.5 million was allocated to see 133 therapists put back into special schools.
Disability minister seeks independent review of HSE disability services in Northwest
She said there is a pattern of failure to protect residents with disabilities in Community Healthcare Organisation One in the region.
'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.
All time
Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.
Almost a billion Euro paid out in medical negligence cases since 2014, new figures show
Payouts have totalled €108 million for the first five months of 2019.
Over half of 16 and 17-year-olds in State care have no aftercare worker
An aftercare worker is assigned to teenagers in State care as they approach the age of 18.
7 questions we have about these vodka-laced oranges Irish teens are supposedly sucking
This seems… inefficient.
Underage teens are getting drunk by sucking on vodka-laced oranges, claims TD
Deputy Anne Rabbitte says she’s seen it happen outside teenage discos.