# disabilities - Thursday 30 May, 2013
Having your child diagnosed with a developmental or learning disability is a life-changing decision for parents. Carol Coffey discusses some things concerned parents should consider ahead of an assessment.
# disabilities - Wednesday 16 January, 2013
A new study shows only 36 per cent of people with disabilities are active in the labour market, less than half the rate for others.
# disabilities - Sunday 6 January, 2013
The fund, which is being run by the Rehab Group, will help people to pursue careers in the arts over the next five years.
# disabilities - Thursday 29 November, 2012
Organisers will offer classes in drama, dance and art for those with intellectual disabilities – saying that such activities help people to develop ‘better and faster’.
# disabilities - Monday 26 November, 2012
At least six others have been injured in the fire near Freiburg in south-western Germany.
# disabilities - Wednesday 17 October, 2012
The Authority is looking for feedback for standards to be adopted by care centres providing residential services to people with disabilities.
# disabilities - Tuesday 16 October, 2012
Argos and Enable Ireland have set up the ‘Toy Exchange’ initiative which will see unwanted toys go towards raising money to support children and adults with disabilities.
# disabilities - Saturday 8 September, 2012
Disabled activist Rosaleen McDonagh outlines a brief history of the personal assistant and its importance and says the government u-turn is little comfort to those who protested overnight outside government buildings this week.
# disabilities - Tuesday 4 September, 2012
The newly-assembled group, Leaders Alliance, has said it will stay overnight outside Government buildings.
# disabilities - Thursday 16 August, 2012
The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# disabilities - Thursday 9 August, 2012
US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.
# disabilities - Thursday 14 June, 2012
Fianna Fáil spokesperson on children, Charlie McConalogue TD, made the statement following the news that the Daughters of Wisdom are pulling out of running the home for people with disabilities.
# disabilities - Thursday 12 April, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.
# disabilities - Tuesday 20 March, 2012
A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.
# disabilities - Wednesday 14 March, 2012
As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.
# disabilities - Friday 9 March, 2012
Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?
# disabilities - Thursday 23 February, 2012
Living with cerebral palsy, Michael McCabe relies on assistance even to lift a glass to his mouth. Here he writes about the impact of cuts on his existence.
# disabilities - Monday 13 February, 2012
The Minister for Social Protection has announced two new initiatives aimed at enhancing the support offered to people with disabilities who are planning to take up employment or development opportunities.
# disabilities - Monday 17 October, 2011
Mary Davis tells an Inclusion Ireland debate that she would appoint a person with intellectual disabilities to the Council of State.
# disabilities - Monday 10 October, 2011
The UN publishes the outcome report of Ireland’s human rights review – revealing some 15 recommendations it is rejecting.
# disabilities - Thursday 6 October, 2011
Alan Shatter takes questions from other UN members on Ireland’s work in progressing its laws protecting human rights.
The government faces examination by the UN today, amid warnings that the most vulnerable social groups are at risk.
# disabilities - Saturday 27 August, 2011
A total of 19 swimming pools across the country are due to receive grants to provide better access for people with disabilities and improve energy efficiency.