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A health watchdog report on a Cork centre for people with intellectual disabilities has raised concerns for the safety of those in its care due to regular incidents of ‘peer-to-peer abuse’ and challenging resident behaviour.
Wed, 30 Jan, 2019
Adam Harris, the younger brother of Health Minister Simon Harris, will highlight the difficulties people with intellectual disability, including autism, face trying to access mental health services when he addresses a conference today.
Thu, 15 Nov, 2018
The State must be held to account on its approach to the rights of people with disabilities, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has urged.
Mon, 01 Oct, 2018
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a special needs assistant who was told, due to serious injuries suffered by her in a road accident, she could not resume her work at a special needs school.
Fri, 13 Jul, 2018
We all love affection, and it can mean even more when a loving gesture eases a partner's physical difficulty.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2018
A residential centre for people with disabilities failed to protect them from abuse, the State’s health services watchdog has found.
Wed, 16 May, 2018
Twitter has updated the wording of its rules to make the reporting of hateful comments against disabled people easier following a campaign by a disability charity.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Ireland's largest disability charity has described Minister Finian McGrath's proposal to ratify a UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities without passing all the legislation as an empty gesture.
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
After reeling from recent comments by Disability Minister Finian McGrath suggesting parents were ’dumping’ their children in institutions,says his crusade to close residential centres caring for people with profound disability is not in their interests.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Iarnród Éireann and two government ministers are working together to improve access to public transport for people who have physical disabilities.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
People with disabilities are “second-class citizens” when it comes to public transport, according to one advocacy group which criticised a ruling that it is “reasonable” to expect wheelchair users will give more than 24 hours’ notice if they plan on taking a bus.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
A new hi-tech 3D service in Cork to analyse the walking patterns of children with complex disabilities will help some avoid painful surgery, including having bones broken and re-set.
Thu, 27 Apr, 2017
Unlike most of the European Union, hate crime is not a specific offence under Irish law.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
A number of HSE-run centres for people with disabilities have been criticised by health watchdog Hiqa, including one where a broken heater that had previously resulted in residents moving to emergency accommodation was still malfunctioning during the inspection.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2017
Concern has being raised about the level of discrimination against people with disabilities in Ireland.
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016
Thu, 29 Dec, 2016
Parents of children with disabilities need a range of supports to maximise their academic development, a report recommends.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
A centre for people with disabilities, which has since been forced to close, was found by inspectors to be “not safe”, with multiple breaches of standards.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2016
People with disabilities are protesting outside Government buildings today with a message that they are not prepared to be ignored any longer.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
The Disable Inequality Campaign has launched a new virtual opinion poll to allow people with disabilities vote on which party leader best responds to their issues.
Sun, 21 Feb, 2016
The opposition is warning that 100,000 hours of vital help for people with disabilities will face the axe this year.
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
A new direct payment scheme for people with disabilities could save the State upwards of €100m, according to campaigners looking to empower those with disabilities and give them more independence and control over their lives.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
A Government backbencher has warned there is a “cloak of secrecy” around the wide-scale abuse of people with severe intellectual disabilities in hundreds of HSE-run care homes across the country.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015