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# disability - Friday 18 July, 2014

Funding to be restored to 30 health and disability groups

A number of the groups faced closure due to the loss of funding.

# disability - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# disability - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

'Continued effort needed' to tackle stigma towards mental health issues

A new ESRI report also recommends integrated services for ‘physical and mental disabilities’.

# disability - Friday 27 June, 2014

'Wonderful news': Ronan gets medical card back after 'exhausting' campaign

Ronan Woodhouse will receive the card within the next seven to 10 days, his mother said.

Inspections on children's disability services finds majority provide good quality care

Non compliance was found in some areas relating to hazard identification and risk assessment.

# disability - Friday 20 June, 2014

NUI Maynooth team chosen to compete in major student tech competition

The three computer science students, whose app provides info on buildings’ accessibility for those with mobility impairments, will compete in the Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals in Seattle at the end of July.

# disability - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

# disability - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?

Children with special needs are what human beings have always aspired to be – selfless, non-judgemental and kind. But they are also very vulnerable.

# disability - Monday 26 May, 2014

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station

Irish Rail said they would like to apologise to the customer featured in the video clip for any distress that was caused to him.

# disability - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder HSE

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder

I am furious and disappointed that nobody bothered to tell me that I was not going to get Home Help. Or to explain to me the reason why.

# disability - Monday 12 May, 2014

Opinion: I couldn't clearly watch my brother play in Croke Park because I’m in a wheelchair

The GAA markets Croke Park as a world-class stadium but, after I was paralysed from the chest down in 2012, I’ve realised how it falls short for wheelchair users.

# disability - Sunday 11 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen Drawing A Blank

Blind man attempts to draw things he's never seen

He’s probably better than some sighted people.

# disability - Monday 28 April, 2014

Opinion: Across Europe, equality is being obliterated by austerity

Social Europe is being destroyed. Will our EU 2014 candidates pledge commitment to fighting rising poverty, unemployment, inequality and social exclusion?

# disability - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

# disability - Monday 14 April, 2014

Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money

Seven-year-old Kady Weakley has had a number of falls in her house as the walls and doors are too narrow for either her wheelchair or her walker.

# disability - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s been talking about new taping revelations in the du Plantier murder case, the mass shooting in Texas… and Enda’s chess moves at Ryanair.

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked

The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities

# disability - Saturday 29 March, 2014

It's been over a year - so what's happening with the Mobility Allowance?

The government said last year that it was to replace the scheme – but to date, nothing new has been announced.

# disability - Friday 14 March, 2014

Samsung develops ultrasonic phone case which detects everything around it

The ultrasonic cover detects people and obstacles within a two meter radius, and alerts users to them by sending vibrations or audio cues.

# disability - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

# disability - Monday 17 February, 2014

"We're all like you - we're all people": Irish documentary explores sexuality and disability

The experiences of married couples, new parents and young people navigating new relationships are all examined in this tender programme.

# disability - Friday 14 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability Somebody To Love

Irish people talk about romance, sexuality and disability

“We’re all people”.

# disability - Friday 7 February, 2014

Government accused of "pretending to support" Down syndrome support bill

The Government did not oppose Finian McGrath’s bill but TDs were concerned that it would get slowed down by Oireachtas committees.

# disability - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam USA

Ex-New York police officers charged in 9/11 disability scam

More than 100 people were arrested, including 72 city police officers.

# disability - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Sligo garda raising funds for guide dog charity after mother's freak accident

Monica Wims lost her sight two years ago but her guide dog Guinness has given her back her independence.

# disability - Sunday 15 December, 2013

EasyJet in French court for refusing disabled passengers

In one of the cases involved, a woman who was travelling to her son’s funeral was not allowed to fly because she was unaccompanied.

# disability - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

TD calls for government response to suspensions at Stewarts Care

A number of staff have been suspended at the facility following allegations of abuse.

# disability - Monday 9 December, 2013

Outgoing CRC chief will not attend Oireachtas hearing on top-ups scandal

Brian Conlan tendered his resignation today and has said that he thinks his replacement should come from outside the CRC.

CRC chief quits in the midst of charity top-up scandal

Departing chief executive Brian Conlan did not receive any top-ups but his predecessor got a top-up of €135,000 on top of a basic salary of €116,000.

# disability - Saturday 7 December, 2013

This man is turning fog horns, sirens and a cherry picker into performance art

Jez Colborne is the winner of one of the Arts & Disability Ireland’s lucrative commissions.

# disability - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’

Niamh n Ruarí was diagnosed with a disease that affects one in every 200,000 people, but is determined to re-educate society on the perceptions they have of those who are physically less fortunate.

# disability - Monday 18 November, 2013

Mothers granted leave to challenge law on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome

The two mothers have been granted leave to challenge the current rules on resource hours for children with Down Syndrome in the High Court next month.

# disability - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Jennifer Lawrence breaks barrier to speak to superfan with disability Luminosity

Jennifer Lawrence breaks barrier to speak to superfan with disability

You had us at hello, Jennifer. You had us at hello.

# disability - Friday 1 November, 2013

HIQA takes over regulation of residential disability services

For the first time, respite, residential and voluntary services will be independently inspected.

# disability - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Column: Ireland has a postcode lottery for health

Good citizenship in conjunction with some collaborative working between communities and government could build better and healthier communities, writes Anne-Maree Quinn.

# disability - Friday 18 October, 2013

Disability Federation calls medical card review "worrying"

The head of a federation for people with disabilities says that the proposed review of medical cards will force people with disabilities from the labour market.

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement

It had been said that an inter-departmental group was due to submit a report on the issue this month.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Monday 9 September, 2013

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

# disability - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Poll: Should disability services be exempt from HSE budget cuts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should disability services be exempt from HSE budget cuts?

The HSE has committed to reducing costs nationally – but should disability services be exempt from cuts?