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The Disabled Drivers Association is Ireland’s leading charity which supports Disabled Drivers and Passengers on a national level. We promote independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. Our services include; The EU Parking Card, Motoring Information & Advice, Advocacy, Ability Enterprises & Shopmobility.

Our Mission Statement “The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland takes care to present physical disability in the best possible light and strives to show that most physical disabilities can be overcome and individuals can go on to achieve their full potential, with the benefit of support and training”.

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How easy is it to navigate Cork city if …

September 21st, 2021

This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland. Kathriona Devereux tells us more This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by...

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Make way for the disabled and end our ci…

September 21st, 2021

This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland. Kathriona Devereux tells us more This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by...

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Irish wheelchair covers Izzy Wheels to j…

September 21st, 2021

The company, founded by two sisters from Galway, is collaborating with Disney to create wheelchair covers starring beloved characters from Frozen, Toy Story, The Lion King, and more. Izzy Wheels...

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Analysis Negative reference linked to a …

September 20th, 2021

Barry Walsh, head of Fieldfisher Ireland’s employment department, comments on a recent case involving disability discrimination. Employers are often asked by employees to provide references for future would-be employers or...

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Kilkenny prepares for annual one day acc…

September 20th, 2021

Kilkenny will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, September 24 when the 'Make Way Day' campaign returns, with a testing twist. The campaign organisers the...

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Make way day returns with a twist

September 16th, 2021

Pictured at County Hall, Portlaoise for the launch of ‘Make Way Day 21’: were (seated) Irish Paralympic medalists Gary O’Reilly and Nicole Turner; (back row) Pamela Tynan (Laois Co Council)...

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More than a third do not think people wi…

September 13th, 2021

The rights of people with disabilities are not adequately respected and upheld in Ireland, according to a new RED C Survey commissioned by Safeguarding Ireland. The survey highlights the need...

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Disabled people and footpaths

September 13th, 2021

Sir, – We in the Disability Federation of Ireland have consulted extensively with people with disabilities and can confirm that parking on the footpath is a barrier to the inclusion...

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E scooter safety concerns on public road…

September 9th, 2021

A west of Ireland road safety officer has issued a reminder that it is currently illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter on public roads, pavements or cycle paths. Mayo...

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A Fund Is Supporting People In Tipperary…

September 6th, 2021

Ability To Work Fund Is Supporting People In Tipperary With A Disability Access Employment Opportunities Securing a work placement is a vital first step towards employment for people with a...

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EV Charging Accessibility How Ireland Is…

September 2nd, 2021

Guest post by Tom Spencer, Editor of IrishEVs EV charging accessibility has been completely overlooked. At present, there are just four wheelchair-accessible ESB EV chargers in Ireland. Four. While many...

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How Does the Council Decide Where to Put…

September 1st, 2021

Image courtesy of Bernard Mulvany. Travelling into Dublin is nerve-wracking, says Shelly Gaynor, a peer mentor for Independent Living Movement Ireland. Especially, when the weather is bad and she has...

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Calls for decisive action on driving tes…

August 29th, 2021

There are now 4,218 learner drivers waiting for a test in Cork. MORE than 4,000 learner drivers are awaiting a test in Cork, with over 3,000 of them waiting for...

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A significant challenge Unclear when pub…

August 17th, 2021

Despite some improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety for disabled people.“I CAN’T PIN a date to it, as it’s not my Department.”...

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High risk Insurance sector refusing peop…

August 13th, 2021

Eileen Daly from Dublin City who is a disabled employer with cerebral palsy who cant get insurance to hire staff to help her live independently. Photo by Steve Humphreys 12th...

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Disabled people who hire own helpers say…

August 13th, 2021

Eileen Daly from Dublin is a disabled employer with cerebral palsy who cannot get insurance to hire staff to help her live independently. Photo: Steve Humphreys People with disabilities who...

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This Cork woman wants all drivers to kno…

August 9th, 2021

Cars parked on footpaths are not just a minor irritation, they are a major obstruction May 7, 2010, Eyeries, Cork, Ireland: Cars Parked On Village Street; Eyeries, County Cork, Ireland...

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Steal an accessible parking space steal …

August 9th, 2021

Walking in my shoes – accessibility explained. Each and every day our lives impact on each person’s life whose path we cross, metaphorically and physically, positively or negatively! She reverses...

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