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From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed Accessibility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon locals to rally against closure of holiday resort for people with disabilities Cuisle Donamon

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair Darren Noonan

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork three-year-old waiting for wheelchair forced to spend time on the ground on all fours Killeagh

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

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

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

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

‘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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Airline apologises after wheelchair user forced to crawl up steps to board plane Japan

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

Vanilla Air has apologised to the man following the incident.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some kind of penalty may be necessary' - new campaign may mean fines for blocking footpaths Accessibility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair GIVING BACK

Father vows to run marathon while pushing daughter in wheelchair

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Stupidity is not a handicap': Minister warns motorists to stop parking in disabled designated spots Unacceptable

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van Cerebral Palsy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book Nujeen Mustafa

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis Portugal

Man spent 43 years using wheelchair following incorrect diagnosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man left in wheelchair after axe attack Court

Man left in wheelchair after axe attack

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

From TheJournal.ie Wheelchair-user awarded €132,000 after court finds gardaí falsely imprisoned her Trespassing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS Leitrim

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

“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.”

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

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

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.

From The42 Felix Jones' own close call has him leading the charge for wheelchair accessibility Awareness This post contains videos

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The cashier came out of the kitchen, sat down, and began helping the man to eat' Here To Help

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

An uplifting story for your Thursday evening.

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

An uplifting story for your Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Chance the dog has taught me there's nothing anybody can't do' Take A Break

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

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

From TheJournal.ie That ‘best photo from Glastonbury’ isn’t from Glastonbury at all Crowdsurf

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

The photo is from a festival in San Francisco.

From TheJournal.ie Joanne O'Riordan and her brother verbally abused on train for moving bags from wheelchair space Tension

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

“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.”

From TheJournal.ie Paralysed three years ago, Jack Kavanagh is about to embark on the original American road trip Amazing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A Dublin bus has turned away a wheelchair-user... Dublin Bus

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks Washington DC

Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto subway tracks

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 6-year-old boy who was shot in Dublin last month is now in a wheelchair Hopeful

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed Hope

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man in wheelchair carried off DART as no ramp available at Donaghmede station No Access

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Expert says disabled child's home needs overhaul - council says there's no money Inaccessible

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Family of child with cerebral palsy appeal for return of wheelchair accessible car Stolen

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Good will messages and donations flood in for Lauryn Tracey whose wheelchair was stolen last week Good Will

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair Appeal

Car stolen in Wexford containing a child’s pink wheelchair

Lauryn Tracy has Cerebral Palsy and needs her wheelchair to get around.

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