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Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash
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Bertens leaves court in wheelchair after stormy Roland Garros clash

Sep 30th 2020, 3:03 PM 9,389 Views 5 Comments

The tie featured 24 breaks of serve with the Dutch star firing 61 winners but committing 63 unforced errors.

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
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Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,614 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

Roscommon locals to rally against closure of holiday resort for people with disabilities
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Roscommon locals to rally against closure of holiday resort for people with disabilities

Nov 23rd 2019, 7:30 AM 23,611 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Wheelchair Association says its closing down the resort because of “serious issues” with the building.

'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair
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'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair

Apr 20th 2018, 6:07 PM 18,816 Views 25 Comments

Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.

Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'
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Column: 'We waited for three hours on the side of the road in the dark and cold. I'm sick of it'

Apr 8th 2018, 7:30 PM 1,234 Views 40 Comments

This is an issue that wheelchair users face on a daily basis, writes Linda Byrne.

Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours
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Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours

Mar 18th 2018, 12:05 AM 30,394 Views 96 Comments

His parents say that his dignity and safety are compromised daily.

'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'
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'I started using a wheelchair at 18 and instantly became isolated but I just want to be wanted, like everybody else'

Mar 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 24,992 Views 10 Comments

‘People get tired of the fact that I live with my physical issues every day as if it’s a burden for them’, writes Niamh Ni Ruari.

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 8:03 PM 12,192 Views 42 Comments

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

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy
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Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy

Jul 22nd 2017, 12:26 PM 115,590 Views 45 Comments

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.

Airline apologises after wheelchair user forced to crawl up steps to board plane
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Airline apologises after wheelchair user forced to crawl up steps to board plane

Jun 28th 2017, 10:12 PM 25,772 Views 27 Comments

Vanilla Air has apologised to the man following the incident.

'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths
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'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths

Jun 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 19,774 Views 95 Comments

A new disabilities campaign launched yesterday will see increased efforts made to keep Dublin’s footpaths clear for those with disabilities.

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair
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Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

Jan 28th 2017, 11:47 AM 17,114 Views 25 Comments

Keith Russell was blown away by the support his family received and now wants to raise money for a respite centre in Meath.

'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots
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'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots

Dec 3rd 2016, 7:35 AM 17,989 Views 74 Comments

Finian McGrath hit out at the behaviour of he drivers whose actions he described as unacceptable.

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
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Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,793 Views 39 Comments

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book
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Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

Oct 23rd 2016, 6:30 PM 9,595 Views 22 Comments

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis
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Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis

Sep 25th 2016, 6:19 PM 43,854 Views 14 Comments

61-year-old Rufino Borrego was incorrectly diagnosed as having incurable muscular dystrophy when he was 13.

This disabled kitten was found by a vet so they built him the cutest wheelchair
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# Mini Mac

This disabled kitten was found by a vet so they built him the cutest wheelchair

May 8th 2016, 2:26 PM 5,472 Views 3 Comments

And the video of him trying it for the first time is so popular.

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack
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Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

Apr 25th 2016, 6:22 PM 17,148 Views 24 Comments

Jonathan Donovan was sentenced today for hitting Paul Doyle in the head twice with an axe.

Wheelchair-user awarded €132,000 after court finds gardaí falsely imprisoned her
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Wheelchair-user awarded €132,000 after court finds gardaí falsely imprisoned her

Feb 5th 2016, 8:26 PM 36,060 Views 70 Comments

The jury found gardaí had trespassed and falsely imprisoned her in her home while questioning her about a missing iphone.

Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS
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Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS

Dec 13th 2015, 5:30 PM 37,249 Views 11 Comments

“I thought this can’t be real, I just have to keep this up … I walked 100 steps, that’s like a marathon to me.”

This woman responded to Kylie Jenner’s wheelchair photo shoot by doing her own
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# Comeback Girl

This woman responded to Kylie Jenner’s wheelchair photo shoot by doing her own

Dec 5th 2015, 4:08 PM 7,978 Views 2 Comments

Well played.

'I remember the whole thing. I dived in and hit the bottom of the pool. I knew something was wrong'
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'I remember the whole thing. I dived in and hit the bottom of the pool. I knew something was wrong'

Oct 11th 2015, 7:30 PM 622 Views 9 Comments

Last summer while Jonathan Ranson was on a J1 visa in San Diego, he broke his neck in a swimming accident. Here he opens up about his recovery and returning to college.

Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility
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Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility

Oct 7th 2015, 4:06 PM 8,490 Views 2 Comments

Jamie Heaslip and David Wallace will be joining the Munster star in attempting to travel from Aviva Stadium to Thomond Park while in a wheelchair.

'The cashier came out of the kitchen, sat down, and began helping the man to eat'
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'The cashier came out of the kitchen, sat down, and began helping the man to eat'

Sep 24th 2015, 7:37 PM 27,039 Views 29 Comments

An uplifting story for your Thursday evening.

A McDonald's cashier's lovely act of kindness for an elderly man is going viral
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# Here To Help

A McDonald's cashier's lovely act of kindness for an elderly man is going viral

Sep 24th 2015, 10:38 AM 6,777 Views 2 Comments

An uplifting story for your Thursday.

'Chance the dog has taught me there's nothing anybody can't do'
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'Chance the dog has taught me there's nothing anybody can't do'

Jul 1st 2015, 11:00 AM 12,506 Views 7 Comments

Take a break and look at this pup’s new life.

That ‘best photo from Glastonbury’ isn’t from Glastonbury at all
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That ‘best photo from Glastonbury’ isn’t from Glastonbury at all

Jun 29th 2015, 7:00 PM 44,309 Views 7 Comments

The photo is from a festival in San Francisco.

Joanne O'Riordan and her brother verbally abused on train for moving bags from wheelchair space
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Joanne O'Riordan and her brother verbally abused on train for moving bags from wheelchair space

Jun 16th 2015, 8:26 PM 57,049 Views 82 Comments

“People should have the decency to know that people in a wheelchair might actually want to get on the train and might want to go out and enjoy themselves.”

Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip
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Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip

May 28th 2015, 4:09 PM 20,279 Views 9 Comments

“When you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything – that’s what all this is about.”

A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user...
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A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user...

May 20th 2015, 4:28 PM 53,586 Views 152 Comments

Caroline O’Leary was turned away from a number 13 bus as a child’s buggy was occupying the wheelchair space on board.

Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks
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Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks

Apr 22nd 2015, 2:37 PM 9,697 Views 9 Comments

The man was quickly pulled from the tracks by two bystanders.

Limerick mayor says picture of his car parked in disabled space is political... but he is sorry
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Limerick mayor says picture of his car parked in disabled space is political... but he is sorry

Jan 14th 2015, 8:52 AM 33,487 Views 131 Comments

Kevin Sheahan has apologised for the blunder and said it won’t be an event that is repeated.

Everyone's angry at Kanye West for telling a fan in a wheelchair to 'stand up' at a gig
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Everyone's angry at Kanye West for telling a fan in a wheelchair to 'stand up' at a gig

Sep 14th 2014, 4:55 PM 6,011 Views 6 Comments

The rapper is in the middle of an arena tour of Australia.

The 6-year-old boy who was shot in Dublin last month is now in a wheelchair
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The 6-year-old boy who was shot in Dublin last month is now in a wheelchair

Jul 2nd 2014, 12:36 PM 23,354 Views 33 Comments

Seán’s mother Gillian said her son’s life has changed forever.

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed
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Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Jun 18th 2014, 6:46 PM 11,190 Views 13 Comments

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station
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Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station

May 26th 2014, 6:05 PM 21,759 Views 92 Comments

Irish Rail said they would like to apologise to the customer featured in the video clip for any distress that was caused to him.

Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money
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Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money

Apr 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 16,102 Views 39 Comments

Seven-year-old Kady Weakley has had a number of falls in her house as the walls and doors are too narrow for either her wheelchair or her walker.

Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car
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Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car

Mar 11th 2014, 3:59 PM 20,379 Views 24 Comments

The little girl was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when burglars came in through the front door and stole car keys and a number of electronic items.

Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair was stolen last week
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Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair was stolen last week

Oct 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 29,157 Views 29 Comments

Following TheJournal.ie’s article last week about five-year-old Lauryn’s wheelchair being stolen, the family have been inundated with help.

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Oct 13th 2013, 9:10 PM 16,735 Views 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the shooting in Dublin, the final budget talks and the appeal for a little girl’s wheelchair to be returned…

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