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'This is not inspiration porn': Groundbreaking look at life of disability activist Martin Naughton
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'This is not inspiration porn': Groundbreaking look at life of disability activist Martin Naughton

Sep 17th 2022, 7:00 PM 18,444 Views 2 Comments

The play’s writer, Christian O’Reilly, calls Naughton ‘the Michael Collins’ of disability activism.

'Left high and dry': Wheelchair users hit out at damage caused while flying
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'Left high and dry': Wheelchair users hit out at damage caused while flying

Sep 12th 2022, 7:00 AM 17,720 Views 12 Comments

‘What’s not understood by airlines and baggage handlers is that the wheelchair is basically somebody’s legs.’

Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support
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Wheelchair user facing homelessness condemns lack of Government support

Sep 10th 2022, 7:30 PM 17,259 Views 6 Comments

With few accessible options on the private rental market, little support is available for disabled people who fall outside social housing threshold.

Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'
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Opinion: 'I'm vision impaired, so every step I take brings a potential surprise'

Updated Aug 18th 2022, 4:27 PM 12,559 Views 5 Comments

Tabitha Kenlon says she feels like she’s in a video game while dodging protruding bicycles, untidy cafe furniture and illegally parked cars.

Singapore executes disabled Malaysian man over drugs conviction
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Singapore executes disabled Malaysian man over drugs conviction

Apr 27th 2022, 8:27 AM 20,553 Views 18 Comments

Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam had been on death row for more than a decade after being convicted of trafficking 1.5oz of heroin into the city state.

People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
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People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system

Feb 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 25,290 Views 0 Comments

Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.

Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people
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Opinion: Restrictions may have eased, but the pandemic is far from over for disabled people

Feb 8th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,025 Views 4 Comments

A culture of ableism means disabled people were forgotten as Covid restrictions eased, writes Rosie Farrell.

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Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances
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Therapy services at special school still not restored despite Taoiseach's assurances

Dec 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,867 Views 10 Comments

One child has been taken out of the school because of the lack of on-site clinicians with the relevant skills.

Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
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Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'

Nov 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,100 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman has published his report on unequal access to transport schemes for disabled people, an issue first highlighted 20 years ago.

Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school
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Parents 'bawling their eyes out' as HSE relocates on-site therapists from special school

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 46,736 Views 25 Comments

The changes were made as part of the roll-out of a new centralised model of disability services.

Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace
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Opinion: Low ambition and poor policy keeping people with disabilities out of workplace

May 8th 2021, 8:01 PM 10,991 Views 12 Comments

Joan O’Donnell writes that it’s time to ditch failing strategies and embrace an inclusive future of work.

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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 24,542 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 10,053 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 23,852 Views 9 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 16,771 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 10,337 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 13,734 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 46,353 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 9,001 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 22,160 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 18,339 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 13,565 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 8,574 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 38,753 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 21,975 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 5,245 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 16,528 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 12,818 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 22,570 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 24,507 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 36,436 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 29,118 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 27,833 Views 94 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 8,707 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 41,920 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 53,453 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 49,114 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 48,877 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 28,115 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 16,937 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.

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