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# disabilities - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.

# disabilities - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# disabilities - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers

Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?

# disabilities - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Column: Disability cuts will change my life, and they don’t make financial sense

Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.

# disabilities - Monday 13 February, 2012

Enhanced support for people with disabilities announced

The Minister for Social Protection has announced two new initiatives aimed at enhancing the support offered to people with disabilities who are planning to take up employment or development opportunities.

# disabilities - Monday 17 October, 2011

Davis promises to appoint intellectually disabled person to Council of State

Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.

# disabilities - Monday 10 October, 2011

Ireland rejects UN calls to legislate for abortion rulings

The UN publishes the outcome report of Ireland’s human rights review – revealing some 15 recommendations it is rejecting.

# disabilities - Thursday 6 October, 2011

In-cell sanitation, abortion and immigration discussed at UN human rights review

Alan Shatter takes questions from other UN members on Ireland’s work in progressing its laws protecting human rights.

Ireland ‘must fill serious gaps’ in human rights record

The government faces examination by the UN today, amid warnings that the most vulnerable social groups are at risk.

# disabilities - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Grants to improve access for people with disabilities at swimming pools announced

A total of 19 swimming pools across the country are due to receive grants to provide better access for people with disabilities and improve energy efficiency.