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# 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.

# disability - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

# disability - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# disability - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Cork teens force autistic boy to expose himself and eat twigs

A video of the attack was posted on Facebook afterwards and local gardaí say they are aware of it.

# disability - Monday 2 March, 2015

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision

The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.

# disability - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This blogger's open letter to a woman who shamed her for using a disabled toilet is going viral Sam Cleasby

This blogger's open letter to a woman who shamed her for using a disabled toilet is going viral

“It’s an embarrassing enough thing to deal with before having to see disapproving looks or hear your laughs and jeering remarks”.

# disability - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

# disability - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Jamie Brewer is the first model with Down Syndrome to walk in NY Fashion Week

The well-known actress walked in an inspiring show called ‘Role Models Not Runway Models’ .

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# disability - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Staff taken off-duty after "concerns" at Tipperary disability unit

Minister Kathleen Lynch says she expected such concerns to be raised following the Áras Attracta case.

# disability - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Empowering people with a disability - by handing them the purse strings

A new system of dealing with direct payments from the HSE is getting positive reviews from users.

# disability - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Scared of flying? What about piloting a plane blind?

Jennifer Doherty flew a plane to raise awareness of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living.

# disability - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Opinion: What springs to mind when you think of artists with disabilities?

If an artist’s intellectual disability informs your opinion of their work, then you’re missing the point – and missing out.

# disability - Monday 6 October, 2014

338 cars clamped in Dublin for parking in disabled space in first half of year

Parking in this spots when you don’t actually need to is not only illegal, it makes life very difficult for people who have disabilities.

# disability - Friday 3 October, 2014

Opinion: 'The medical card review scheme is a shambles'

I have a significant physical disability; my experience over the past seven months proves that medical card fiasco rumbles on.

# disability - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Disability groups demand an end to 'draconian' cuts

“This has to stop.”

More people with intellectual disabilities are using the internet, but it's still very low

The research also found that less than one in twenty could send a text message.

# disability - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# disability - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Opinion: Why do so many businesses ignore the needs of disabled patrons?

If people with disabilities cannot park near your business or access your services, they and their friends won’t give you custom – it’s that simple.

# disability - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Those with bowel conditions should get extra water allowance, says councillor

Fears are mounting over inflated cost for sufferers when water charges are introduced in October.

# disability - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Volunteering isn't hard, you can just sit and have tea with someone

You would think my friend and I have nothing at all in common, and yet our friendship means so much.

# disability - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Horses are helping children with disabilities to gain confidence and trust

An equine programme set up by Childvision is now being extended to children from outside its service.

# disability - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Finding your phone difficult to use? Here's how to make things easier

If you’re finding things difficult, there are a number of features that can make your life easier built into your phone.

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