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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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Another 20 years before all disabled peo…

July 1st, 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on disability matters hears stark prediction There were more than 4,000 people with intellectual disabilities living in congregated settings in Ireland in 2007. By 2017, this had...

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Locals fear new Leitrim Local Link servi…

July 1st, 2021

While locals are welcoming the expansion, they are afraid the fixed routes of the service will leave many people unable to avail of the service. The new Local Link bus...

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Dott to deploy tech solutions to make e …

July 1st, 2021

Dott, the European micro mobility operator, has announced its intention to deploy newly developed tech solutions as part of its planned roll out in Dublin to make e-scooters safer for...

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Department of Public Expenditure and Ref…

July 1st, 2021

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the way his Department and public bodies and agencies under his remit undertake disability impact assessments; the process by which these...

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Clampdown on quad bikes and regulation o…

June 30th, 2021

There will be a minimum age of 16 to use e-scooters in public places. QUAD bikes and scramblers are to be banned from public spaces and gardaí will have powers...

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Having to Ask for Permission to Use Lift…

June 30th, 2021

Photo by Claudia Dalby“There have been times I’ve taken the DART in the past and had to cross over the tracks,” says Shannon Doyle, “just because there was no other...

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Howard Levitt Long term disability benef…

June 29th, 2021

For the general population, a disability is seen as a red flag for leading a productive “normal” life. It is considered a barrier to entry for many jobs, physical spaces...

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Is it time to introduce car congestion c…

June 29th, 2021

How much would you pay to drive your car into Dublin city centre? What do London, Singapore and Stockholm have in common? They're just three of many cities around the...

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M7 motorway driver really had something …

June 28th, 2021

Using the TintMan measuring device / PHOTO: Naas Roads Policing A vehicle travelling on the M7 with blacked out windows was found to have tint levels above the legal limit...

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Tramore Garda fine driver who parked in …

June 28th, 2021

Tramore Gardaí found a car parked in a disabled bay yesterday. The driver was issued with a €150 FCPN and was directed to move their car. Gardaí are reminding people...

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Waterford driving instructor says test d…

June 25th, 2021

A Waterford instructor says driving tests are coming up faster than students can get lessons now. At the moment, the tests are only available to essential workers and Kieran Kennedy...

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Hit with EUR 150 fine for parking in Dis…

June 25th, 2021

The HGV parked on the Disabled Parking Bay / PHOTO: NAAS ROADS POLICING This HGV driver was hit with a €150 fine for parking in a Disabled Parking Bay in...

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Department of Health

June 24th, 2021

To ask the Minister for Health the status of the review being undertaken of the mobility allowance; when a new scheme will be announced; and if he will make a...

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Boardwalk will be a gamechanger for Youg…

June 23rd, 2021

Ireland's longest seafront boardwalk, a 2-metre-wide and 7km accessibility friendly walkway between Youghal town centre and Redbarn beach, was opened yesterday by the Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr...

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4 new advances on the road to autonomous…

June 22nd, 2021

Take a look at some recent developments in the autonomous driving space, from Tesla’s new supercomputer to Ford’s interaction test. Whether you’re getting a parcel dropped to your front door...

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Digital communication is a force for bot…

June 22nd, 2021

Pandemic showed up digital divide for disabled Tomás Murphy, who is on the board of Inclusion Ireland, at his home in Cabinteely, Dublin. He likes Zoom but says it is...

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Would you trust your parcels to a self d…

June 21st, 2021

Ford and Hermes explore the future of doorstep deliveries. Ford and Hermes explore the future of Doorstep Deliveries Doorstep deliveries are more a part of our lives than ever before...

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Calls for Corks lego style footpath exte…

June 18th, 2021

Pedestrian Cork says people with restricted mobility have difficulties navigating the streetscape MacCurtain St, Cork, where footpath extensions were installed last September. File picture: Larry Cummins A €407,000 Lego-style footpath...

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