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# 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.

# disabilities - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

# disabilities - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

'HSE made errors when they calculated our funding cuts,' says Sunbeam House

The disability charity states that €55,000 in funding cuts was imposed on them in error and were only reversed once questioned.

# disabilities - Monday 2 September, 2013

Emergency motion on disability cuts to be brought to Dublin City Council

Sinn Féin Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha is tabling the motion this evening.

# disabilities - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Column: It's unacceptable how much people with disabilities are having to fight

Disability specific services are being cut and those with disabilities who are being refused medical cards – and people have had enough, writes John Dolan.

# disabilities - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Mixed reaction to National Disability Strategy implementation plan

The Disability Federation of Ireland welcomed the plan, but said that there are a number of areas where it falls short.

# disabilities - Friday 26 July, 2013

Column: Bringing disabilities into the abortion debate is exploitative and confusing

Using disabilities as a pawn in the abortion debate – and misrepresenting the relevant facts – insults those living with disabilities and women experiencing crisis pregnancies, writes Rosaleen McDonagh.

# disabilities - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'

Plans reported on the frontpage of the Sunday Business Post have drawn criticism from Sinn Féin today.

# disabilities - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Column: The pros and cons of labelling a child with a development delay

Having your child diagnosed with a developmental or learning disability is a life-changing decision for parents. Carol Coffey discusses some things concerned parents should consider ahead of an assessment.

# disabilities - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'

A new study shows only 36 per cent of people with disabilities are active in the labour market, less than half the rate for others.

# disabilities - Sunday 6 January, 2013

€150k fund to support artists with disabilities or mental health problems

The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.

# disabilities - Thursday 29 November, 2012

New arts programme for people with intellectual disabilities to be launched

Organisers will offer classes in drama, dance and art for those with intellectual disabilities – saying that such activities help people to develop ‘better and faster’.

# disabilities - Monday 26 November, 2012

Fire at German workshop for disabled kills 14 people

At least six others have been injured in the fire near Freiburg in south-western Germany.

# disabilities - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

HIQA publishes Standards for residential care services for people with disabilities

The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.

# disabilities - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

'Unwanted toys' initiative could help raise money for those with disabilities

Argos and Enable Ireland have set up the ‘Toy Exchange’ initiative which will see unwanted toys go towards raising money to support children and adults with disabilities.

# disabilities - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Column: The personal assistant is so important, but government u-turn is no comfort

Disabled activist Rosaleen McDonagh outlines a brief history of the personal assistant and its importance and says the government u-turn is little comfort to those who protested overnight outside government buildings this week.

# disabilities - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts In Pictures This post contains images

People with disabilities holding overnight protest against HSE cuts

The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.

# disabilities - Thursday 16 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# disabilities - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends

US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.

# disabilities - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Treatment of Cregg House staff & users a "national scandal"

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on children, Charlie McConalogue TD, made the statement following the news that the Daughters of Wisdom are pulling out of running the home for people with disabilities.

# disabilities - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed

The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.