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People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told
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People with disabilities have been ‘forgotten’ during pandemic, Dáil told

Oct 7th 2020, 2:52 PM 13,583 Views 35 Comments

Day services have only reopened at 40% capacity.

Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach
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Planned 1% disability cut to be scrapped and day services to 'gradually resume' in August, confirms Taoiseach

Jul 29th 2020, 5:07 PM 16,580 Views 9 Comments

Up to 100 people protested today against the Government’s failure to fully reopen day services for adults with disabilities.

Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis
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Families 'deeply concerned' about welfare of people with intellectual disabilities amid crisis

May 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 10,292 Views 13 Comments

Inclusion Ireland has asked to appear before the Oireachtas Covid-19 committee.

'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities
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'Deep concerns' about lack of reporting of Covid-19 deaths among people with intellectual disabilities

Updated Apr 27th 2020, 12:37 PM 46,285 Views 77 Comments

Inclusion Ireland will meet Health Minister Simon Harris today to discuss the situation.

'We need shows like Fair City to star people with disabilities and reflect the world we live in'
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'We need shows like Fair City to star people with disabilities and reflect the world we live in'

Jan 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,982 Views 27 Comments

The short film Aretha stars young actress Orla Casey, who has been acting since she was in primary school.

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

Nov 14th 2019, 12:15 PM 9,108 Views 14 Comments

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

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities
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# Confidential Recipient

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:33 PM 12,746 Views 8 Comments

In 2018, 206 complaints or concerns were received by Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons.

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'
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# Health Spending

HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even'

Aug 6th 2019, 7:21 PM 20,151 Views 22 Comments

The HSE boss has denied it is undertaking any cost-cutting measures.

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m
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# U-turn

Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m

Mar 28th 2019, 10:15 PM 18,215 Views 46 Comments

“I’ve been to the Special Olympics, I think it’s incredible,” he told reporters.

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
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# Singing For Survival

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world

Dec 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 9,957 Views 9 Comments

The piece is devised and performed by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, reflecting satirically on the rise of right-wing authoritarianism.

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign
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# Aras18

Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign

Sep 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 16,843 Views 64 Comments

The businessman announced last week that he would contest the presidential race again following weeks of speculation.

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?
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# Just A Minute

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 8,985 Views 6 Comments

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

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

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

Apr 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 15,021 Views 5 Comments

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

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children
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# Respite

'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children

Feb 25th 2018, 7:45 AM 15,494 Views 19 Comments

There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland
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'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Jan 31st 2018, 6:10 AM 17,614 Views 41 Comments

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil
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# One Step Closer

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Jan 30th 2018, 1:30 PM 9,572 Views 17 Comments

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities
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After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities

Jan 1st 2018, 7:30 AM 12,748 Views 14 Comments

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December
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# Finian McGrath

Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December

Dec 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 4,713 Views 11 Comments

The Independent Alliance’s Finian McGrath will look for his Cabinet colleagues to support his draft legislation today.

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

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

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:15 AM 15,659 Views 9 Comments

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.

Rehab Group to drop its name and spend up to €40,000 on rebranding
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# Out With The Old

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

Nov 23rd 2017, 9:31 PM 31,323 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:03 PM 12,194 Views 42 Comments

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

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland
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Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland

Nov 2nd 2017, 3:32 PM 14,547 Views 54 Comments

Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre
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# Hiqa Inspection

'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre

Oct 6th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,936 Views 14 Comments

Hiqa said that the procedures at a daughters of Charity care centre continued to present “a risk to residents’ health and safety”.

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:25 AM 20,629 Views 8 Comments

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

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability
# Hiqa Inspection
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# Hiqa Inspection

'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability

Aug 4th 2017, 2:32 PM 17,901 Views 9 Comments

A report on this centre in Limerick is one of 22 Hiqa inspections that were published today.

'I just felt really embarrassed': Calls to end Irish Rail 24 hour notice for people with disabilities
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# 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 13,222 Views 17 Comments

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

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness
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# Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

Jun 19th 2017, 1:36 PM 31,697 Views 23 Comments

Dublin City Council released a false statement suggesting people with disabilities may be allowed use cycle lanes.

Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres
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# False Imprisonment

Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres

Jun 7th 2017, 1:42 PM 13,573 Views 4 Comments

People with significant learning disabilities were detained in seclusion rooms which had no heating or toilet facilities.

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people
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# Housing Adaptation Grant

The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people

May 29th 2017, 5:06 PM 30,706 Views 8 Comments

The Housing Adaptation Grant scheme provides aid for older people and people with disabilities.

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny
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# Special Needs

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

May 25th 2017, 4:14 PM 10,622 Views 7 Comments

The centre at Ballytobin is to be transferred to the HSE.

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed
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# Rehab

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

May 15th 2017, 12:26 PM 27,103 Views 34 Comments

Instead, the status of a ‘protected person’ will be created for people who can’t give consent.

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards
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# Children's Health

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

May 2nd 2017, 7:57 PM 10,835 Views 13 Comments

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan
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Tributes paid to 'fearless and brilliant campaigner' Donal Toolan

Apr 24th 2017, 5:54 PM 25,247 Views 10 Comments

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

85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults
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85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults

Mar 9th 2017, 12:56 PM 7,687 Views 3 Comments

A cost-saving decision to move people with severe intellectual disabilities away from their long-term home was overturned.

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad
# Storme Toolis
# Storme Toolis

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad

Sep 9th 2016, 10:38 AM 12,656 Views 0 Comments

“He wasn’t complaining.”

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week
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# Working Poor

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

Jul 5th 2016, 2:02 PM 45,405 Views 82 Comments

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland
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# State Supports

Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland

May 14th 2016, 5:07 PM 29,063 Views 69 Comments

The RTÉ presenter gave an impassioned interview on The Late Late Show last night.

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges
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# Irish Water

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

May 13th 2016, 7:31 PM 21,229 Views 207 Comments

The junior minister had previously said that he would not pay.

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery
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# The Trust

Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery

Mar 29th 2016, 1:00 AM 21,941 Views 25 Comments

The Care Trust, affected by its parent charities’ scandals, is back in the black – but all is not as it seems.

Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities
# Day Of Reckoning
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# Day Of Reckoning

Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities

Dec 31st 2015, 1:53 PM 8,453 Views 5 Comments

But have all our public buildings made the deadline?

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