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Navan Mayor calls for disabled parking space at post office on Kennedy Road

Meath County Council says the provision of a set down area and disabled parking space at the main post office on Kennedy Road in Navan will be considered in the... Read more

not satisfied about the proposed changes to the car parking facilities.

“The expansion to 400 spaces will also see the current 21 public disabled parking spaces increase to 28 spaces. However, a temporary car park with 90 spaces will close a... Read more

Rolls Royce predicts self driving cars with one off styling and interiors a…

55 minutes ago Michael Taylor Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100: customers will get one-off, bespoke bodies and interiors based around fully developed, fully autonomous Rolls-Royce running gear. It might take a... Read more

Volkswagen to launch more electric cars after emissions scandal

Volkswagen plans to introduce more than 30 electric-powered vehicles by 2025 Volkswagen plans to ramp up its offerings of electric vehicles as it fights to bounce back from a scandal... Read more

Average of acirc not 6K a year in disabled bay parking fines

Story by Paul Neilan Cavan County Council has issued more than €18K in three years in fines to drivers parking in disabled spaces. A Freedom of Information request from The... Read more

Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility

80. Deputy Seamus Healy Minister for Finance to amend the regulations on eligibility under the primary medical certificate scheme, given that they are excessively prohibitive; and if he will... Read more

British Supreme Court to rule if wheelchairs or baby buggies have priority …

The question whether wheelchair users should have priority on buses over mothers with baby buggies is to be considered by the highest court in the UK. Proceedings at the Supreme... Read more

Mid West companies become more disability confident

COMPANIES in Limerick and Clare are becoming disability confident as a result of a six-month pilot project delivered by the National Disability Authority. The project, which was funded by the... Read more

Public Transport

56. Deputy Imelda Munster Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to provide additional investment to improve accessibility on public transport for persons with disabilities given the widespread... Read more

Minister to establish taskforce on roll out of personalised budgets for dis…

about 5 hours ago Minister of State for Disabilities Finian McGrath meets Fionn Crumbie Angus from Galway at a seminar on personalised budgets for people with disabilities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The... Read more

Dunmore East 8217 s New Visitors Pontoon Ready For Use At End Of June

Work under way in mid-May on the piling for the new Visitors Pontoon at Dunmore East, which will have Disabled Access. The final pile is being driven today (May 30th)... Read more

Take our quizzes to see which comes easiest to you the language of emojis o…

Getty How well can you speak emoji? Even if you're a sworn enemy of emoji usage, you probably have a working knowledge of the basics. Whether you like it or... Read more

Welcome to the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisations members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our services include: EU Parking Card, Information & Support, Driver Assessment and Instruction, Rehabilitative & Vocational Training, Advocacy Services and Shopmobility.

We have over 4,500 members and employ 26 dedicated people in Ballindine Co. Mayo and Shopmobility units throughout Ireland.

As a member, you will be entitled to my benefits including discounts on many of the motor distributor - Toyota, Ford. Discounts on motor insurance, Irish Ferries, 3 Mobile, hotel bookings and much more. For further information visit member benefits above.

Membership costs just €10 per year or €50 for lifetime membership and is open to people with limited mobility. Follow this link to download an application form.

Our Services

EU Parking Card