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#Irish Wheelchair Association

# irish-wheelchair-association - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Roscommon locals to rally against closure of holiday resort for people with disabilities
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Roscommon locals to rally against closure of holiday resort for people with disabilities

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 23,633 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Wheelchair Association says its closing down the resort because of “serious issues” with the building.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'
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# Cuisle Centre

Irish Wheelchair Association to redeploy workers at closed disability resort 'where possible'

Nov 14th 2019, 12:15 PM 9,117 Views 14 Comments

Protests have taken place after the closure of the centre was annonuced last week.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette
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# Opinion

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette

May 25th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,714 Views 11 Comments

The issues with public transport mean that I don’t get out of the house very much. It also limits my options in terms of employment, writes Niamh Ní Ruari.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops
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# Disability Services

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops

May 20th 2018, 3:30 PM 20,591 Views 29 Comments

Bus Éireann require 24-hour notice of travel for wheelchair users.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Cerebral palsy: 'I’m like everyone else. I want to party, get drunk, make mistakes'
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# Read Me

Cerebral palsy: 'I’m like everyone else. I want to party, get drunk, make mistakes'

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 PM 23,695 Views 37 Comments

I also think the success I’ve had on social media and on TV shows like First Dates shows that society as a whole is finally ready to see people with disabilities differently, writes Paddy Smyth.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Friday 21 July, 2017

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities
# Wheelchair Users
# Wheelchair Users

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities

Jul 21st 2017, 6:05 AM 13,231 Views 17 Comments

Earlier this month, a wheelchair user had to wait 15 minutes for Irish Rail to help her exit a train.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Friday 18 November, 2016

Thoughtless parking and designated driving: Life behind the wheel as a disabled driver
# Determined
# Determined

Thoughtless parking and designated driving: Life behind the wheel as a disabled driver

Nov 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,037 Views 40 Comments

How an able-bodied driver can be the difference between a good day and a bad one.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association
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# Challenge

Blind man walks 132 km in four days to raise funds for the Irish Wheelchair Association

Jun 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,172 Views 13 Comments

Rahim Nazrali will have two guides to assist him during the trek.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Monday 15 July, 2013

Blind man walks 140km from Longford to Dublin to help wheelchair users
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# Inspirational

Blind man walks 140km from Longford to Dublin to help wheelchair users

Jul 15th 2013, 9:16 PM 5,596 Views 25 Comments

Rahim Nazarali has only five per cent eyesight but walked along the Royal Canal to raise money for the Irish Wheelchair Association.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association
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# Assisted Living

New app to save time and money for Irish Wheelchair Association

Nov 27th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,818 Views 0 Comments

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

# irish-wheelchair-association - Friday 28 September, 2012

Train station lifts closed for over three months
# Access
# Access

Train station lifts closed for over three months

Sep 28th 2012, 12:58 PM 8,265 Views 15 Comments

The disabled access lifts in Balbriggan train station in North County Dublin are finally due to reopen today, three months after being vandalised.

# irish-wheelchair-association - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: Being known as ‘Miriam in the wheelchair’ still annoys me
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# Read Me

Column: Being known as ‘Miriam in the wheelchair’ still annoys me

Apr 9th 2012, 8:00 AM 375 Views 6 Comments

Miriam Murphy wanted to change things for people with disabilities – so she went into politics. Here she explains how she did it.