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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

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

Charlie Weston Insurance firms guilty of giving older people a raw deal

Charlie Weston Older drivers are being hit by massive premium rises, despite being safer drivers (Stock picture) Older people get a raw deal from insurance companies in this country. This... Read more

Blocked disabled berth at Greencastle Harbour

Scottish tourists say they won’t be back Donegal County Council says it remains fully committed to the maintenance and operation of leisure facilities for the disabled at piers and ports... Read more

Enable Ireland launch fundraising appeal for new centre

Enable Ireland has launched a fundraising appeal for it's €7 million development of a Children's Centre in Bishopstown. 640 children and young people with disabilities currently receive vital therapy and... Read more

Nobody wants to turn their house into a nursing home but there are some rel…

about an hour ago Frances O'Rourke Des McMahon with architect Fionnuala Rogerson at his ‘future-proofed’ home in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke “We were quite belligerent,” says Ray Cregan... Read more

WATCH Passionate Last Leg tribute to the Paralympics had viewers in tears

Viewers watching Channel 4’s The Last Leg were treated to an unexpectedly powerful moment from co-presenter Alex Brooker. Two of the three presenters of the show have a disability and... Read more

I went from playing football four hours a day to bed ridden the next but I …

Inspirational Voices 16:35 Conor D’arcy was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when he was just seven years old. http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/i-went-from-playing-football-four-hours-a-day-to-bedridden-the-next-but-i-wont-let-rare-arthritis-stop-me-travelling-the-world-35052843.html http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35054766.ece/be333/AUTOCROP/h342/conor%202.png Now, sixteen years later, he is busy preparing for his... Read more

Moral and social responsibility to leave disabled spaces free

Tullamore's John McFarlane with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross. Tullamore's John McFarlane with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross. The government should consider doubling the... Read more

Best in the West

City Direct provides scheduled bus services on the west side of Galway city. City Direct is a private public transport company that’s clearly going places. Established in 1999, the company... Read more

Analysis Days of rip off motor insurance rates could be coming to an end

Official figures show the average premium is up by close to 70pc in the last three years (Stock picture) The move by the State's competition watchdog to probe pricing in... Read more

CORK COUNTY COUNCIL TO TACKLE BACKLOG IN HOUSING ADAPTATION GRANTS.

Cork County Council has approved a motion to hire it`s own occupational therapists to clear a backlog of claims for housing adaptation grants . Yesterdays meeting of the local authority... 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

Information

Motoring

Motoring

Training

Shopmobility