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# disabled - Friday 5 January, 2018

Number of people summoned before courts after parking in disabled space without permit

Gardaí are asking people to park legally and responsibly.

# disabled - Sunday 10 December, 2017

# disabled - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Airline apologises after wheelchair user forced to crawl up steps to board plane

Vanilla Air has apologised to the man following the incident.

# disabled - Friday 13 May, 2016

Woman told man in wheelchair she'd tie his laces - then punched and robbed him

She took his wallet, a court was told.

# disabled - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you willing to pay more tax to help people with disabilities and the homeless?

Tax cuts are expected in the next Budget because it’s a popular move – would you forego that so services can be improved?

# disabled - 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.

# disabled - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

A wheelchair passenger has lodged a complaint with Irish Rail after being locked on a train for 35 minutes

When the train reached its destination its power was cut, leaving Gerard Gallagher trapped in darkness in Dublin’s Connolly Station.

# disabled - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Limerick mayor says picture of his car parked in disabled space is political... but he is sorry

Kevin Sheahan has apologised for the blunder and said it won’t be an event that is repeated.

# disabled - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Care home staff were not trained to deal with resident who kept punching themselves

One resident was left playing with blocks on the floor for most of the day, only getting a break to go to the toilet and eat.

The HSE has NOT abandoned plans to use CCTV in care homes

They have come to a junction because of privacy issues, however, and are now seeking expert advice on how to move forward.

# disabled - Thursday 11 December, 2014

One killed after French military jet crashes into home for disabled

Five other residents at the care home were injured in the incident with one in serious condition.

# disabled - 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.

# disabled - Sunday 14 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Everyone's angry at Kanye West for telling a fan in a wheelchair to 'stand up' at a gig Yeezus

Everyone's angry at Kanye West for telling a fan in a wheelchair to 'stand up' at a gig

The rapper is in the middle of an arena tour of Australia.

# disabled - 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.

# disabled - 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.

# disabled - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Poll: Own up... Have you ever parked in a disabled space? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Own up... Have you ever parked in a disabled space?

Ever? Time to confess.

# disabled - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Lorainne Higgins criticised after campaign van parked in a disabled space

The Labour MEP candidate in Midlands-North-West said the incident was “an honest mistake”.

# disabled - 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.

# disabled - Monday 23 December, 2013

Column: A disabled person’s view on the charity crisis

Charity is often framed as an alternative to welfare, the underlying assumption being that it provides a taxation-free way of helping others. In reality, it is a hierarchical relationship which allows us to escape our collective social obligations, writes Chris Lowe.

# disabled - Sunday 15 December, 2013

€3.4m funding from Gorta gives new hope to disabled youth in India

The Irish people have been thanked for their generosity in helping to establish a pioneering care centre for mentally and physically challenged children in rural India.

# disabled - Friday 18 October, 2013

Medical team pulled a stone from the back of Natasha McShane's throat

The trauma surgeon who treated Natasha said there three separate lacerations were discovered and there was a lot of blood.

# disabled - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'

Plans reported on the frontpage of the Sunday Business Post have drawn criticism from Sinn Féin today.

# disabled - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

# disabled - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance Carers This post contains images

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.

# disabled - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Hungary crowns its 'loveliest wheelchair user'

The organisers said the Ms Wheelchair pageant is the first such event in Europe and will be repeated annually. Similar events have been held in the US since the 70s.

# disabled - Friday 17 June, 2011

Elderly couple deny killing granddaughter

A Co Antrim couple are accused of the unlawful killing of their young granddaughter in 2001.