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Latest News

Sat nav section to be introduced to driving test in Britain

TRANSPORT bosses in Britain are plotting to revolutionise the driving test by incorporating a section using sat-nav. They also plan to adapt the test to take the expected use of... Read more

This is how many Irish people actually pass their driving test first time

We are a nation of motorists. The dreaded driving test is a milestone a lot of us go through in life, but it turns out a lot of us have... Read more

Viewers praise Sally Phillips for A World Without Downs Syndrome. documenta…

Sally Phillips won praise on Twitter for creating A World Without Down’s Syndrome?, a difficult-to-watch but thought-provoking BBC Two documentary. The Bridget Jones actress, 46, embarked on a journey to... Read more

Rehab calls for repeal of law banning sexual relationships with people with…

Rehab, one of the country’s largest disability charities, is urging the Dáil to pass a new law to lift the ban on people with intellectual disabilities having sexual relationships. The... Read more

lsquo It rsquo s an illness that can be invisible ndash and that rsquo s ha…

To an outsider I look perfectly healthy, but the truth is I live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I was diagnosed in 2009 and it came as a shock. I was... Read more

EXCLUSIVE The learner driver system in Ireland is killing people Driving in…

EXCLUSIVE: 'The learner driver system in Ireland is killing people' - Driving instructors demand change Comments Monday marked the start of Road Safety Week and instructors are using it to... Read more

Almost 230 fines issued to people parked in disabled bays locally

There were 227 fines handed out to motorists for parking in disabled parking bays in Cavan and Monaghan last year. Figures released to Northern Sound News show Cavan County Council... Read more

Charity donations impacted by scandals

Follow @noelbaker1 By Noel Baker Senior Reporter More than a third of charities have been adversely affected by recent controversies that have hit the sector, with many claiming donations have... Read more

Nissans Self Driving Chairs bring queueing into the 21st Century

It’s a Brit’s dream: a world of endless queueing, without any of the back pain. Yes, folks – sit down a moment whilst we break the news that clever innovators... Read more

Post Polio Group calls for action on illegal parking

The Post Polio Support Group has called on Louth County Council to do more to stop people from using disabled parking spaces illegally. Spokesperson Brendan Moore highlighted the issue during... Read more

Mourners are told motorists must take responsibility behind the wheel

A priest has told motorists that they must not rely on sat navs and road safety campaigns but must take responsibility on the roads themselves. Fr John Joe Duffy was... Read more

More than 70 of people using Rehab 8217 s services find it difficult or ver…

People with disabilities are struggling to make ends meet. For some income is down 22% since the start of the recession 25th September 2016 Rehab Group, one of Ireland’s largest... 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