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'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
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'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions

Nov 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 24,039 Views 2 Comments

We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.

Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid
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Children's Ombudsman says State must ensure vulnerable children are not be 'left behind' due to Covid

Sep 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 9,972 Views 7 Comments

Dr Niall Muldoon said vulnerable children are finding it much more difficult to manage through the pandemic.

Living with the 'new normal' is extra difficult with a disability - here are some small changes that would help
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Living with the 'new normal' is extra difficult with a disability - here are some small changes that would help

Aug 29th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,730 Views 8 Comments

Carrie Williams, who lives with a debilitating illness outlines the challenges Covid-19 has brought for people with disabilities.

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations
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Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

May 17th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,704 Views 36 Comments

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

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 10,235 Views 13 Comments

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

'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown
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'Lockdown, disability and me': One man shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 shutdown

May 11th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,580 Views 5 Comments

James Rickard has Cerebral Palsy. He says this shutdown has reminded him of the importance of connection.

'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 46,254 Views 77 Comments

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

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport From TheJournal.ie

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 8,913 Views 5 Comments

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre
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Report finds adult residents 'stripped naked' in front of children at Donegal care centre

Feb 6th 2020, 12:39 PM 21,880 Views 10 Comments

All staff who spoke with inspectors said residents and children were not safe in this centre.

'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 17,892 Views 27 Comments

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

Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance
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Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance

Nov 16th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,139 Views 12 Comments

Assistance is often the difference between existing and living for many of us, writes James Cawley.

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists
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Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists

Nov 12th 2019, 11:32 AM 8,456 Views 22 Comments

Several lifts were out of order at Dart stations this morning. Irish Rail said it was working to get them fixed.

I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'
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I remember texting my friend: 'Not to scare you, but I think I'm going blind'

Oct 23rd 2019, 7:00 AM 38,500 Views 5 Comments

Singer NC Grey describes what it was like to lose sight unexpectedly in one eye – and how it has impacted her life.

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
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Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,738 Views 17 Comments

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget
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'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 5,139 Views 5 Comments

Advocates say people with disabilities have been facing a housing crisis of their own.

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising
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Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

Sep 8th 2019, 10:00 PM 16,351 Views 13 Comments

The allegations are contained in documents released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

'They feel there's an unreasonable effort to control them': Watchdog concern over HSE treatment of people with disabilities
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'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 12,730 Views 8 Comments

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

Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia
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Call for change in language requirements for garda recruits with dyslexia

Aug 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,742 Views 22 Comments

Learning additional languages is often very challenging for students with dyslexia.

HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability
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HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability

Aug 19th 2019, 2:04 PM 24,389 Views 44 Comments

Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.

Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction?
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Dublin's sandwich board wars: A council 'money grab' or a step in the right direction?

Aug 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 36,058 Views 31 Comments

The council will begin enforcement from the start of next month. Business owners aren’t happy.

Male who sexually assaulted his teenage cousin, who has a disability, gets suspended sentence From TheJournal.ie

Male who sexually assaulted his teenage cousin, who has a disability, gets suspended sentence

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 28,732 Views 56 Comments

The accused, now aged 24, had delayed his case by five years after skipping court in 2014.

Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability'
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Opinion: Only the person themselves can decide if they are a 'disabled person' or 'person with a disability'

Jun 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 27,674 Views 92 Comments

You might roll your eyes at yet another millennial taking issue over the order in which we put the words – but labels matter, writes Brigid O’Dea.

High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme
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High Court grants review of decision not to approve child with Down Syndrome for schooling scheme

May 22nd 2019, 10:07 AM 8,666 Views 0 Comments

The July Provision Scheme provides funding for extended schooling for children with ASD and severe/profound learning disability.

Column: Why are personalised attacks on children with disabilities, like Greta Thunberg, being tolerated?
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Column: Why are personalised attacks on children with disabilities, like Greta Thunberg, being tolerated?

May 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,484 Views 70 Comments

We should debate Thunberg’s ideas but comments that focus on the symptoms of her condition are out of order, writes Shane Dunphy.

We need to change the disabled parking logo - so people stop telling me that I'm not disabled when I am
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We need to change the disabled parking logo - so people stop telling me that I'm not disabled when I am

Apr 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 53,133 Views 129 Comments

‘I find these interventions by members of the public quite insulting and extremely embarrassing,’ writes cystic fibrosis advocate, Benat Broderick, 15.

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services
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'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 48,931 Views 43 Comments

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'
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Opinion: 'Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever'

Apr 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 48,838 Views 13 Comments

‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane.

Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people
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Opinion: 'Inspiration porn' trending on social media is objectification of disabled people

Feb 16th 2019, 7:30 AM 27,533 Views 29 Comments

Stop sharing videos of disabled people attempting to walk up the aisle, or stand for their first dance – pretending to be able-bodied is far from inspirational, writes Eileen Daly.

Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent
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Opinion: Teaching unions' stance on education plans for students with disabilities sets a worrying precedent

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,831 Views 32 Comments

I believe that the unions are targeting industrial action at a minority and that this sets a worrying precedent for all minority groups, writes Adam Harris.

Opinion: 'Nobody should have to live like this - I need more care to meet my basic needs'
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Opinion: 'Nobody should have to live like this - I need more care to meet my basic needs'

Jan 2nd 2019, 9:00 PM 65,775 Views 54 Comments

The HSE doesn’t recognise my disability. The lack of care hours means choosing between food and a shower, writes Corina Duyn

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years
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Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,376 Views 5 Comments

The service provider said vandalism is the cause in a number of cases.

Hunger Games meets X Factor: Play highlights how people who are 'different' are treated in a post-Trump world
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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 9,951 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.

Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?
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Opinion: Should disabled characters be played by disabled actors?

Dec 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,855 Views 55 Comments

‘I’m really not a fan of hiring someone because they have or have not got a disability and I, for one, would not like to be hired for a job on that basis,’ writes filmmaker Paddy Slattery.

Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD
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Opinion: When I became disabled I thought I had no future but now I'm studying for a PhD

Dec 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 15,274 Views 6 Comments

I thought my life was as good as over when I became disabled and lost my business, but studying at the National Learning Network changed everything, writes Keith Murphy.

Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital
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Mother pleads for funding as daughter spends over 115 days in Wexford General Hospital

Nov 22nd 2018, 6:10 AM 68,596 Views 7 Comments

The teenager’s family want her moved to a more appropriate residential care unit.

Stephen Hawking's ex-wife said The Theory of Everything ignored the 'day-to-day' care she gave Hawking
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# Jane Hawking

Stephen Hawking's ex-wife said The Theory of Everything ignored the 'day-to-day' care she gave Hawking

Oct 4th 2018, 5:41 PM 8,516 Views 1 Comment

“I knew if there were mistakes in the film that they were going to be immortalised.”

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services
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One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

Oct 1st 2018, 7:26 AM 7,963 Views 8 Comments

People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.

'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'
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'Hearing impairment is an invisible disability - this can lead to assumptions by people, even those who know us well'

Sep 22nd 2018, 3:05 PM 11,510 Views 2 Comments

Ailís Ní Ríain’s work for the Dublin Fringe Festival has been inspired by her own experiences of communication and the difficulties we can encounter with it.

Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi
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Bus Éireann in €5k payout over subcontractor who wouldn't let boy with autism eat toast in taxi

Aug 23rd 2018, 6:10 AM 46,628 Views 115 Comments

The taxi driver changed the routine after he bought a new car.

'I began to feel like I wasn't meant to have a job, or to live a life of my choosing'
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'I began to feel like I wasn't meant to have a job, or to live a life of my choosing'

Aug 21st 2018, 7:00 AM 35,294 Views 24 Comments

Padraig Hannafin tells his story of how the loss of his Personal Assistant has greatly reduced his independence and ability to undertake his day-to-day tasks.

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