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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


Letterkenny Town Park. Pic by Northwest Newspix. GARDAÍ seized a bag of cannabis worth €120 during an operation at Letterkenny Town Park, the local court has heard. Stephen Fox... 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

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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

Ciar aacute n Cuffe Why extending 30km h speed limit zones in Dublin will s…

‘For vulnerable road users the chances of surviving a crash are dramatically reduced at lower speeds.’ 24 minutes ago 1,010 Views Ciarán Cuffe SPEED LIMITS HAVE been in the news... Read more

Talks wont stop works say council

Councillor blames breakdown in communication for roads row Kerry County Council says it has no intention of postponing road works on Denny Street in Tralee to allow for talks with... Read more

CIT Student Damien Dennehy wins two major design awards at the Universal De…

Congratulations to Damien Dennehy (CIT's first ever finalist in the Universal Design Grand Challenge Award Competition ) who has won not one but two major design awards - the Enterprise... Read more

Text alert scheme is a success

The pilot project where members of the public assist the council in tackling those who park in disabled spaces without a valid blue badge, by texting a special number, has... Read more

Changes to visitor parking permit scheme on the way

Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin: residents should be consulted Gorey is the only town in the county issuing visitor parking permits to householders on residential streets, and this practice will end... Read more

Finian McGrath defends Fit for Work programme against Opposition criticism

about an hour ago Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit TD Ruth Coppinger said the Government was intent on introducing a privately-run scheme which “put profit over the interests of people”... Read more

Motor Insurance Regulation

of 91 Written Answers Nos. 86-97 Prize Bonds 86. Deputy Pearse Doherty Minister for Finance the value of prize bonds sold in each of the past ten years; and... Read more

Written Answers Nos. 89 110

Garda Training 89. Deputy Catherine Murphy Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the number of members of An Garda Síochána who have been trained to conduct specialist child... 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