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From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Disabled people in Ireland need the right to personal assistance Independent Living

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started Clondalkin Towers

Upgrade works due to be completed at Direct Provision centre in July still haven't started

Residents in Clondalkin Towers say they have been told that the works may not commence until next year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overlooked': Calls for 'housing crisis' among disabled people to be addressed in Budget Independent Living

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes Independent Living

INM has struck a deal for the controversial closure of its pension schemes

The newspaper group will put over €50 million into the retirement funds between now and 2023.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this' Independent Living

Column: 'I cook dinner when I want, eat when I want. I was waiting 20 years for this'

After 20 years of institutional living, Alan has moved into his community. This is his story, as well as other HAIL project participants, now living lives of their own choosing.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish Institutionalised

Column: How my trip to a children's mental asylum in Belarus made me proud to be Irish

A trip volunteering at a children’s asylum in Belarus showed me the harsh reality for many children affected by the Chernobyl disaster but it also let me see the hope that Irish people have brought to their lives, writes Cliódhna Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me Opinion

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

From TheJournal.ie 'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance Throw Your Hands Up At Me

'The system is wrong.' - Independent TDs react to plans to cut Leaders Allowance

Independent TD Colm Keaveney says that the Labour Party benefits from €250,000 in allowances due to TDs who have lost the party whip.

From TheJournal.ie How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities Independent Living

How independent living is giving freedom to those with intellectual disabilities

After years of institutional and residential care, Tara O’Dea and Carmel McAnaspie now have a place to call home.