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# Disability

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Disability Pride: It took me time to accept my disability, but I now feel proud of who I am
Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird
Motivational speaker Nikki Bradley appointed to the Seanad to replace Regina Doherty
Last month
June 2024
Bus Éireann reprimanded after man with guide dog 'publicly humiliated' and refused service
This year
2024
Government to scrap Green Paper on disability reform following backlash from activists
Irish kids' TV show using Lámh signs given green light for new series
'This is not a victory for anyone': A carer reacts to landslide No vote in referendum
Ann Brehony
Campaigners blast 'outdated' law allowing polling staff to 'refuse' help to disabled voters
Government grants yet another extension to Grace case inquiry
St John of God services to be transferred to HSE unless extra funding is granted
The SJOG board is due to meet today to discuss its €32.5 million deficit.
SJOG is one of the biggest providers of intellectual disability and mental health services in the country
Staff have been informed that, unless extra funding is received, the process of transferring services will begin
The board said they are "doing all in our power to prevent this eventuality" but are running out of options
Ellen Keane: I used to want to be like everyone else but now I know my arm is my superpower
Ellen Keane
Referendums: Flac suggests changing 'durable relationships' wording, warns about misinformation
The Free Legal Advice Centre says the proposed changes, as currently worded, are “symbolic” and “will not deliver meaningful enforceable rights”.
Last year
2023
Opinion: My heart sank when I heard calls for the word 'care' to be added to Article 41.2
Ann Marie Flanagan
Opinion: The rights of disabled people should be embedded with sustainable development plans
Claire Kenny
All Together Now to undertake 'full review' of disability access following criticism
'The system is broken': Carlow toddler with scoliosis without therapy due to staffing crisis
Opinion: 'It's often wrongly assumed next of kin will have authority to make decisions for us'
Áine Flynn
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Calls for national audit on respite places as Census shows marked increase in unpaid carers
Wheelchair-using children unable to leave bedrooms in care home for weeks after lift broke down
Slight increase announced in Housing Adaptation Grants for older and disabled people
Man awarded €30k from wheelchair assistance company after fall at Dublin Airport bus stop
Elon Musk apologises for firing Twitter employee and making comments about his disability
Complaints as steep temporary ramps at Dún Laoghaire Baths won't be upgraded until later in year
All time
'This is not inspiration porn': Groundbreaking look at life of disability activist Martin Naughton
'Left high and dry': Wheelchair users hit out at damage caused while flying
Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support
Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'
Tabitha Kenlon
Singapore executes disabled Malaysian man over drugs conviction
People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people
Rosie Farrell
Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
Joan O’Donnell
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid
Living with the 'new normal' is extra difficult with a disability - here are some small changes that would help
Carrie Williams
Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations
Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis
'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown
James Rickard