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From TheJournal.ie HSE saving measures to target older people and those with disabilities 'in order to break even' Health Spending

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump rows back on decision to cut Special Olympics funding by $18m U-turn

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Peacekeeping and disabilites on the agenda as Sean Gallagher to formally begin presidential campaign Aras18

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland Deprived

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil One Step Closer

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

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

From TheJournal.ie After 10 years, Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of people with disabilities February

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

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to ask Cabinet to ratify disabilities legislation by end of December Finian McGrath

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

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

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.

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.”

From TheJournal.ie DART pilot project to reduce advance notice for disabled passengers from 24 to four hours Irish Rail

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’.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland Census 2016

Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie 'High-risk' physical and chemical restraint still in use at Limerick care centre Hiqa Inspection

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Crying and shivering': Residents and staff at disability care centre describe fear and vulnerability Hiqa Inspection

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness Cycle Lanes

Hoax statement made by Dublin Lord Mayor to raise disability awareness

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

From TheJournal.ie Four directors prosecuted for 'culture of abuse' at UK care centres False Imprisonment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The government is giving almost €60 million towards home improvements for older people Housing Adaptation Grant

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny Special Needs

'Huge concerns' over future of disability service in Kilkenny

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

From TheJournal.ie Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed Rehab

Decriminalisation of people with intellectual disabilities having sex welcomed

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

From TheJournal.ie Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards Children's Health

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

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

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 85% jump in number of complaints received about HSE care of vulnerable adults Disabilities

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

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

“He wasn’t complaining.”

From TheJournal.ie 750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week Working Poor

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Brendan O'Connor: Children with disabilities are not taken care of in Ireland State Supports

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges Irish Water

Finian McGrath says that he WILL pay his water charges

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

From TheJournal.ie Troubled Rehab and CRC lottery takes first, faltering step towards recovery The Trust

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Today is D-day for all public buildings to be made accessible for those with disabilities Day Of Reckoning

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

But have all our public buildings made the deadline?

From TheJournal.ie 'David is 22, he has a college degree and is a wheelchair user. All he wants is a job' Opinion

'David is 22, he has a college degree and is a wheelchair user. All he wants is a job'

For those with a disability, having a job would do wonders for thier sense of participation and her self-respect. It would also help pay the bills, writes John Dolan who says the governments new plan needs substance not spin.

From TheJournal.ie 'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead' Seanad Bid

'My son will never live independently. I fear for his future when I'm dead'

Dr Tom Clonan, a security analyst and former army captain, is running for the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy' Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial 'gadget allergy'

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes State Of The Nation

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie "We are artists: no other labels please" Differently Abled

"We are artists: no other labels please"

A new project in Co Kilkenny challenges perceptions about art.

From TheJournal.ie How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters Typhoon Haiyan

How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters

Over 6,000 people were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. It’s estimated that for every person who dies – three people sustain an injury, many causing long-term disabilities.

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