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# wheelchair - Monday 25 November, 2019

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# wheelchair - Saturday 23 November, 2019

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

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

# wheelchair - Friday 20 April, 2018

'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair

Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.

# wheelchair - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'

This is an issue that wheelchair users face on a daily basis, writes Linda Byrne.

# wheelchair - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours

His parents say that his dignity and safety are compromised daily.

# wheelchair - Monday 5 March, 2018

'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'

‘People get tired of the fact that I live with my physical issues every day as if it’s a burden for them’, writes Niamh Ni Ruari.

# wheelchair - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours

Shane Ross has said the 24-hour travel notice period disabled passengers must give Irish Rail is ‘unacceptable’.

# wheelchair - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.

# wheelchair - 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.

# wheelchair - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

# wheelchair - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.

# wheelchair - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots

Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.

# wheelchair - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

# wheelchair - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis

61-year-old Rufino Borrego was incorrectly diagnosed as having incurable muscular dystrophy when he was 13.

# wheelchair - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge This disabled kitten was found by a vet so they built him the cutest wheelchair Mini Mac

This disabled kitten was found by a vet so they built him the cutest wheelchair

And the video of him trying it for the first time is so popular.

# wheelchair - Monday 25 April, 2016

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Jonathan Donovan was sentenced today for hitting Paul Doyle in the head twice with an axe.

# wheelchair - Friday 5 February, 2016

Wheelchair-user awarded €132,000 after court finds gardaí falsely imprisoned her

The jury found gardaí had trespassed and falsely imprisoned her in her home while questioning her about a missing iphone.

# wheelchair - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS

“I thought this can’t be real, I just have to keep this up … I walked 100 steps, that’s like a marathon to me.”

# wheelchair - Saturday 5 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman responded to Kylie Jenner’s wheelchair photo shoot by doing her own Comeback Girl

# wheelchair - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'I remember the whole thing. I dived in and hit the bottom of the pool. I knew something was wrong'

Last summer while Jonathan Ranson was on a J1 visa in San Diego, he broke his neck in a swimming accident. Here he opens up about his recovery and returning to college.

# wheelchair - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

From The42 Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility Awareness This post contains videos

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility

Jamie Heaslip and David Wallace will be joining the Munster star in attempting to travel from Aviva Stadium to Thomond Park while in a wheelchair.

# wheelchair - Thursday 24 September, 2015

'The cashier came out of the kitchen, sat down, and began helping the man to eat'

An uplifting story for your Thursday evening.

From The Daily Edge A McDonald's cashier's lovely act of kindness for an elderly man is going viral Here To Help

A McDonald's cashier's lovely act of kindness for an elderly man is going viral

An uplifting story for your Thursday.

# wheelchair - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

'Chance the dog has taught me there's nothing anybody can't do'

Take a break and look at this pup’s new life.

# wheelchair - Monday 29 June, 2015

That ‘best photo from Glastonbury’ isn’t from Glastonbury at all

The photo is from a festival in San Francisco.

# wheelchair - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Joanne O'Riordan and her brother verbally abused on train for moving bags from wheelchair space

“People should have the decency to know that people in a wheelchair might actually want to get on the train and might want to go out and enjoy themselves.”

# wheelchair - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip

“When you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything – that’s what all this is about.”

# wheelchair - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user...

Caroline O’Leary was turned away from a number 13 bus as a child’s buggy was occupying the wheelchair space on board.

# wheelchair - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks

The man was quickly pulled from the tracks by two bystanders.

# wheelchair - 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.

# wheelchair - 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.

# wheelchair - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The 6-year-old boy who was shot in Dublin last month is now in a wheelchair

Seán’s mother Gillian said her son’s life has changed forever.

# wheelchair - 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

# wheelchair - 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.

# wheelchair - 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.

# wheelchair - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car

The little girl was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when burglars came in through the front door and stole car keys and a number of electronic items.

# wheelchair - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair was stolen last week

Following’s article last week about five-year-old Lauryn’s wheelchair being stolen, the family have been inundated with help.

# wheelchair - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the shooting in Dublin, the final budget talks and the appeal for a little girl’s wheelchair to be returned…

Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair

Lauryn Tracy has Cerebral Palsy and needs her wheelchair to get around.

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