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#Disability

# disability - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

# disability - Sunday 25 August, 2013

The town that proves accessibility IS for all (even with no budget)

Cashel is a heritage town that has seen the whole community come on board to improve accessibility.

# disability - Saturday 24 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# disability - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

# disability - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Is your town or city accessible to all? You might be surprised…

A new blog looks at what is accessible for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility.

# disability - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening, to contact them.

# disability - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Disability access for Garden of Remembrance to be addressed

A decision on a proposed Journey of Light memorial could pave the way for a universally accessible Garden of Remembrance.

# disability - Friday 9 August, 2013

Working-class boys with special needs most likely to hate school

The research found that children with educational difficulties dislike school more than those with physical disabilities or speech deficiencies.

# disability - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Column: Tackling the taboo – relationships, sexuality and disability

The discussion of intellectual disabilities and sexuality is not easy. Although families may be aware and supportive, many don’t know how to navigate this territory. It’s a subject that demands awareness, writes Petal Pilley.

Column: My girls are entirely dependent on others – how will we cope with care cuts?

A father of two girls, both with disabilities, says cutting the much-needed day support will make it difficult – if not impossible – for his family to cope.

# disability - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Mother: Cuts to my teen's day care will make me a prisoner in my own home

Young adults approaching the age of 18 will have no place in Stewarts Hospital in Dublin come September.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

HSE to temporarily pay mobility allowance to 'prevent hardship'

It has also decided that new statutory provisions will be established to provide individual payments to people with severe disabilities for their mobility needs.

# disability - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

13 things we learned from the CSO's new 'quality of life' data

The CSO has published a wide-ranging document, covering everything from household waste to penalty points.

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# disability - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

# disability - Monday 22 April, 2013

Column: At 18, I felt invincible but a sudden accident left me paralysed from the neck down

Stephen Cluskey suffered an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down at the tender age of 18. Eleven years on, he explains how he learned to adapt to a new way of life and set up his own business.

# disability - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Boy, 15, becomes first teen with Down's Syndrome to reach Everest base

Eli Reimer is the first person with his condition to reach the base camp, which is 5,364 metres above sea level.

# disability - Friday 15 March, 2013

Over 3,000 episodes of physical restraint in mental health centres in 2011

A new report said there has been a year-on-year increase in the use of physical restraint.

# disability - Monday 11 March, 2013

Dublin nightclub apologises 'unreservedly' for treatment of wheelchair user

Madison nightclub in central Dublin says a doorman who refused entry to a wheelchair user has been dismissed.

# disability - Thursday 28 February, 2013

British councillor who said disabled children 'should be put down' quits

Collin Brewer says he will continue to apologise for the “flippant” remarks and says he will live with “continual regret” for having made them.

# disability - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Kelleher: Dept of Health ringfence claim "strikes fear into me"

He made the comment while questioning Minister Kathleen Lynch on the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant.

# disability - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the department received 4,339 claims for domiciliary care allowance in 2012.

# disability - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

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.

# disability - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Column: Assisted suicide ruling will be a landmark for Ireland

A terminally ill MS patient is due to learn whether she be allowed to die with the assistance of her partner, writes Sharon O’Connor.

# disability - 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.

# disability - Thursday 13 December, 2012

People are living longer - but spending more time ill or injured

That is according to the largest ever study on global disease, which also shows that fewer children are dying every year from diseases such as malnutrition.

# disability - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut

A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.

# disability - Friday 7 December, 2012

Ombudsman: Department of Health is disregarding the law

Emily O’Reilly was speaking about the department’s decision not to remove age limits on allowances for people with severe disability.

# disability - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Health insurance, European jobs and new abortion law?

This evening James Reilly will lead Dáil statements on the report of the Expert Group into the A, B and C ruling.

# disability - Monday 3 December, 2012

Column: I hid my disability at work – nobody should have to do that

Caroline Casey describes how she was forced to come clean about her eyesight – and her campaign to ensure others aren’t defined by a disability.

# disability - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association

The app allows personal assistants to access timesheets and work schedules on smartphones and facilitates realtime workflow management, reducing costs.

# disability - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access Protest This post contains images

In pics: March on the Dáil for disability access

Thousands took to the streets in Dublin to demand equal rights – and no cuts in resources – for those with disabilities.

5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights

People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.

# disability - Thursday 1 November, 2012

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

# disability - Thursday 25 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance

The Ombudsman found that the 66-year age limit on Mobililty Allowance Scheme for people with a severe disability has been illegal – and the department has known this for the past four years.

# disability - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Nasty Ann Coulter tweet gets ultimate smackdown

The most dignified response to the offence caused by the conservative US commentator is contained in a guest post on the Special Olympics blog…

# disability - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

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