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# wheelchair - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash

Sep 30th 2020, 3:03 PM 9,408 Views 5 Comments

The tie featured 24 breaks of serve with the Dutch star firing 61 winners but committing 63 unforced errors.

# wheelchair - Monday 25 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,741 Views 30 Comments

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
# Cuisle Donamon
# Cuisle Donamon

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 23,665 Views 25 Comments

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
# Darren Noonan

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

Apr 20th 2018, 6:07 PM 18,826 Views 25 Comments

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'
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

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

Apr 8th 2018, 7:30 PM 1,239 Views 40 Comments

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
# Killeagh
# Killeagh

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

Mar 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 30,417 Views 96 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,011 Views 10 Comments

‘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
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:03 PM 12,196 Views 42 Comments

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
# Workplace Relations
# Workplace Relations

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 12:26 PM 118,165 Views 45 Comments

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
# Japan
# Japan

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

Jun 28th 2017, 10:12 PM 25,776 Views 27 Comments

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
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

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

Jun 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,795 Views 95 Comments

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
# GIVING BACK
# GIVING BACK

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 17,151 Views 25 Comments

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
# Unacceptable
# Unacceptable

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:35 AM 18,064 Views 74 Comments

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
# Cerebral Palsy
# Cerebral Palsy

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,815 Views 39 Comments

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
# Nujeen Mustafa
# Nujeen Mustafa

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 6:30 PM 9,610 Views 22 Comments

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
# Portugal
# Portugal

Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis

Sep 25th 2016, 6:19 PM 43,858 Views 14 Comments

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

# wheelchair - Sunday 8 May, 2016

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

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

May 8th 2016, 2:26 PM 5,500 Views 3 Comments

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
# Court
# Court

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Apr 25th 2016, 6:22 PM 17,554 Views 24 Comments

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
# Trespassing
# Trespassing

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

Feb 5th 2016, 8:26 PM 36,123 Views 70 Comments

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
# Leitrim
# Leitrim

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

Dec 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 37,286 Views 11 Comments

“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

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

This woman responded to Kylie Jenner’s wheelchair photo shoot by doing her own

Dec 5th 2015, 4:08 PM 7,994 Views 2 Comments

Well played.

# 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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 684 Views 9 Comments

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

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility
# Awareness
From The42
# Awareness

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

Oct 7th 2015, 4:06 PM 8,509 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Here To Help
# Here To Help

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

Sep 24th 2015, 7:37 PM 27,050 Views 29 Comments

An uplifting story for your Thursday evening.

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

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

Sep 24th 2015, 10:38 AM 6,809 Views 2 Comments

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
# Take A Break

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

Jul 1st 2015, 11:00 AM 12,510 Views 7 Comments

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
# Crowdsurf
# Crowdsurf

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

Jun 29th 2015, 7:00 PM 44,314 Views 7 Comments

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
# Tension
# Tension

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

Jun 16th 2015, 8:26 PM 57,180 Views 82 Comments

“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
# Amazing
# Amazing

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

May 28th 2015, 4:09 PM 20,991 Views 9 Comments

“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...
# Dublin Bus
# Dublin Bus

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

May 20th 2015, 4:28 PM 53,663 Views 152 Comments

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
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks

Apr 22nd 2015, 2:37 PM 9,702 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sorry
# Sorry

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

Jan 14th 2015, 8:52 AM 33,523 Views 131 Comments

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

# wheelchair - Sunday 14 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 14th 2014, 4:55 PM 6,020 Views 6 Comments

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
# Hopeful
# Hopeful

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:36 PM 23,372 Views 33 Comments

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
# Hope
# Hope

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

Jun 18th 2014, 6:46 PM 11,199 Views 13 Comments

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
# No Access
# No Access

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

May 26th 2014, 6:05 PM 21,777 Views 92 Comments

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
# Inaccessible
# Inaccessible

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

Apr 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,107 Views 39 Comments

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
# Stolen
# Stolen

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

Mar 11th 2014, 3:59 PM 20,387 Views 24 Comments

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
# Good Will
# Good Will

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

Oct 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 29,205 Views 29 Comments

Following TheJournal.ie’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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 13th 2013, 9:10 PM 16,739 Views 5 Comments

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

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