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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 26 April, 2018

#Disability

# disability - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Sarah Jane would like to live independently with support. No such service or plan is possible' Uncrpd

'Sarah Jane would like to live independently with support. No such service or plan is possible'

The Dáil finally voted to accept the Convention even though not all legislation has been passed or even enacted, writes Suzy Byrne.

# disability - Sunday 22 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time' All About Dis

'People with disabilities are represented as one-dimensional, that they're happy all the time'

A new podcast is giving people with disabilities a platform to share their stories.

# disability - Monday 16 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat HIQA

Disability centre fails inspection despite closure threat

Stewart Care Limited provides residential centres for people with disabilities.

# disability - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I have been asked if I mourn the healthy, normal son that I could have had' Disability

Column: 'I have been asked if I mourn the healthy, normal son that I could have had'

There is still the belief that having a disability means that you are only half the person that you could have been, that it is not ‘normal’ and should be ‘cured’, writes Hesline Crawford.

# disability - Friday 23 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog Discrimination

Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog

The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.

# disability - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

# disability - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February Equality

Ireland will ratify UN Convention on Disabilities at end of February

The government has submitted some reservations on people with disabilities joining the Gardaí or Defence Forces.

# disability - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Brittle bones: 'It means that my bones break easily and I cannot walk very far' Column

Brittle bones: 'It means that my bones break easily and I cannot walk very far'

Ratifying the UNCRPD is incredibly important for people like me, writes Amy Hassett.

# disability - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers Carers

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

# disability - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock' Going Out

'So many venues' wheelchair bathrooms won’t have sanitary bins, soap, or mirrors - they barely have a working lock'

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy.

# disability - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding Out With The Old

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding

“To put it simply, we are not in the business of ‘rehabilitation’. We are in the business of changing hearts and minds around disability.”

# disability - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success Change

'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success

West Cork was one of the first places in the country to start this new service and families say they would be lost without it.

# disability - Thursday 16 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak' Aphasia

Assistive technology: 'I have difficulty speaking and I use my iPad as a communications device to speak'

I don’t like to think of what my life would be like without the use of assistive technology, writes Anne O’Brien.

# disability - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria' Dunfirth Farm

Fees at centre for residents with autism to be probed over concerns about 'unknown criteria'

An inspection report found fees were still being paid into the account of a service provider that had its registration cancelled a year beforehand.

# disability - Monday 6 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre Distress

'Physically and psychologically abusive' situation reported at Kilkenny care centre

The centre provides long-term residential care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

# disability - Friday 3 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Diversity equals innovation': Why these Irish workplaces are blazing a trail for inclusiveness Diversity

'Diversity equals innovation': Why these Irish workplaces are blazing a trail for inclusiveness

We spoke to industry professionals leading the way on diversity and inclusion in Irish workplaces.

# disability - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire Camphill

Concerns raised about how residents would exit disability centre in event of fire

While there were master keys to individual units at the centre, there was no clarity as to how these could be located in an emergency.

# disability - Thursday 12 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease World Sight Day

'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease

“People absolutely take their eyesight for granted until there’s a problem,” Stephen Duffy said.

# disability - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today Valproate

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# disability - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones' Yes Campaign

Tom Clonan: 'Leo knows we get up early in the morning to bathe, toilet & spoonfeed our loved ones'

We need to radically transform the narrative around disability and equality, writes Tom Clonan.

# disability - Sunday 3 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people' Column

'My intellectually disabled daughter should be able to move out like other young people'

All I want to do is to try and give her a life of her own. I think she is entitled to that, writes Sorcha Ward.

# disability - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living'' Congregated Settings

Column: 'My brother Thomas is not suitable for 'community living''

Thomas has been asked if he wants to get a new house and he has said no. Congregated settings are ideal for some people, writes Joyce Bambury.

# disability - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis' Challenges

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# disability - Friday 11 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: 'I've had enough. We need a campaign for our brothers and sisters disabled by our State' Disability

Tom Clonan: 'I've had enough. We need a campaign for our brothers and sisters disabled by our State'

Is Leo Varadkar – Taoiseach for those who “get up early in the morning” – prepared to vindicate the rights of early risers like my son, asks Tom Clonan.

# disability - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?' Prejudice

Disability: 'Are one in four people that I meet uncomfortable talking to me?'

We need to give people the time and opportunity to become comfortable around those with disabilities, writes Keith Hayes.

# disability - Saturday 22 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins' Make Way Campaign

Column: 'We need fines for cars parked on footpaths and for wheelie bins'

I don’t mind at all having a disability but when I face obstacles, it is very frustrating, writes Sean O’Kelly.

# disability - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie "We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others" Equal Rights This post contains videos

"We're not looking for something extra or more than - we're looking for same as others"

Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

# disability - Sunday 9 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition Spina Bifida

'We were told she wouldn't walk': Young girl beats odds and competes in dance competition

Seven year old Ava O’Donovan was born with Spina Bifida.

# disability - Thursday 29 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support Disability

'He pinned my arms down and he strangled me': Couple with challenged son call for more support

Edel Dooley and her husband Anton spoke this morning on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke about their eight-year-old son Jacob.

# disability - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should you be fined for blocking a footpath? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should you be fined for blocking a footpath?

A new campaign was launched yesterday.

# disability - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help National Carers Week

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline Overdue

HSE reveals thousands of children left waiting for assessment, despite 3 month legal deadline

At end of last year there were almost 4,000 applications overdue for completion.

# disability - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Children aged three forced to wait two years for assessment, despite legal 3 month deadline Disability Act

Children aged three forced to wait two years for assessment, despite legal 3 month deadline

Early intervention is absolutely crucial to ensure that children with disabilities are properly looked after and have services provided for them.

# disability - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment' Mr Price

Store manager shared videos of disabled employee in WhatsApp group for 'merriment'

The sales assistant’s disability is a result of a road traffic accident.

# disability - Monday 15 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts Campaign Trail

Angry voter confronts Theresa May over welfare cuts

“I can’t live on £100 a month.”

# disability - Monday 8 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly' Cork

'I'm between nearly crying and nearly killing someone, quite honestly'

Vandals have caused over €1,500 worth of damage at a centre for those with physical disabilities.

# disability - Sunday 7 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised over huge number of disabilities payments denied, only to be allowed upon appeal Social Protection

Government criticised over huge number of disabilities payments denied, only to be allowed upon appeal

Last year 58% of applications for disability allowance were allowed after they were appealed.

# disability - Monday 24 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan Disability Rights

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

President Michael D Higgins said Toolan was “a deeply committed advocate for legislation on disability rights”.

# disability - Thursday 6 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair' Public Transport

Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'

It’s time Ireland’s 40,000 wheelchair users had equality too, writes Sean O’Kelly.

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