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At last Germany passes major disabled rights reform

DPA/The Local · 2 Dec 2016, 12:11 Published: 02 Dec 2016 12:10 GMT+01:00 Updated: 02 Dec 2016 12:11 GMT+01:00 For years people with disabilities in Germany have called for legislation... Read more

Ireland must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabil…

37 minutes ago 773 Views Ann Marie Flanagan SINCE 1992, THE United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually around the world. The theme for this... Read more

Research Almost 20 of drivers are 8216 high speeding rule violators 8217

New research shows four in 10 drivers think it is fine to break the 100 kilometre an hour speed limit. The latest research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) also... Read more

Joanne O 8217 Riordan honoured with award in Japan

Cork woman Joanne O'Riordan has been honoured in Japan. The disability campaigner has been chosen as one of 10 Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2015... Read more

Mother of disabled Larne boy lsquo overwhelmed rsquo by fundraising efforts

Joan McToal, Kain McWhirter, Vivien Stubbs and Lesley-Ann McWhirter from Larne Masonic Centre present Karen Spiers and her Son Finlay with a cheque for �8,500 to help purchase Finlay a... Read more

Damages and catastrophic injury

Sir, – The very welcome decision of the Court of Appeal in the Gill Russell case, reported by Mary Carolan, throws three issues into sharp relief (“ Ruling means higher... Read more

Ireland is the only EU country that relies on charity and philanthropy to p…

1 hour ago 891 Views Tom Clonan IT HAS BEEN a roller coaster ride for the Irish Cancer Society and its dependents in recent days. A crisis in funding for... Read more

VIDEO Caring taxi driver lifts disabled mans spirits with good will gesture

Sarah Jane Murphy Grabbing a lift...Brazilian style - It's certainly a novel way of hitching a lift. This remarkable video shows a wheelchair user holding onto a car door handle... Read more

Vivian Rath describes how he felt disempowered after a recent trip to his l…

41 minutes ago 6,351 Views Vivian Rath ONLY A FEW weeks ago, I scooted down Gorey main street in Wexford to the Garda Station on my mobility scooter. I precariously... Read more

Audi chief reveals driverless cars will completely change our motoring futu…

Audi chief tells Motors how 'driverless cars' will completely change our motoring futures The Audi Tron Concept Sven Schuwirth Tron interior We are entering the biggest revolution in the era... Read more

HSE run home for disabled had unacceptably poor standards for residents

A HSE-run home for people with a disability is the subject of an unprecedented court orde A HSE-run home for people with a disability is the subject of an unprecedented... Read more

Tralee hospital 8217 s parking charges 8216 impacting welfare of residents …

Anne Lucey Punitive daily parking charges of up to €12 at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) negatively impact on the welfare of local residents. The HSE confirmed yesterday it secured almost... 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.