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Europeanheroes the traffic cop who changes lives

After dealing with an incident involving a disabled motorist in December 2016, Sgt Peter Woods of the DMR Traffic Division in Dublin started to look into disabled parking bays and... Read more

Human rights commission publishes research on housing discrimination in Ire…

New research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission(IHREC) and the Economic and Social Research Institute(ESRI) has revealed the extent of discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland... Read more

Irelands worst serial parking offender has been revealed

PARKING TICKETS can be a pain at the best of times but, like it or lump it, these fines usually end up getting paid. However, new figures have revealed Ireland’s... Read more

Ah here the Garda Twitter account took the humour up a notch this weekend

Ok, we know, we're writing about the Garda Twitter account again but it's just the gift that keeps on giving. This weekend, that gardai were obviously caught up in concert... Read more

Kilkenny county council asked to support Make Way Day in September

Kilkenny County Council are being asked to back a campaign to raise awareness of the everyday mobility issues people with a disability face on our streets. Councillor Melissa O’Neill is... Read more

Jean Claude Van Damme lends support to Meath music festival for people with…

By Louise Walsh Hollywood martial arts legend Jean Claude Van Damme has thrown his support behind Ireland's first-ever music festival for people with disabilities, which will take place in Co... Read more

Sceptical about future of cars. It s already here

The future will not be one of car ownership, but of ‘cars as a service’, say experts It’s easy to be sceptical about the autonomous vehicles of the future, but... Read more

Car mechanics gear up for a more uncertain electric future

The electric car revolution will upend millions of workers’ lives. HAMBURG, Germany — For René Kienas, owning a small independent garage in car-worshipping Germany has meant a lifetime of steady... Read more

Ministers fail to act on Ombudsman advice regarding Disabled Drivers Passen…

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has accused the Finance Minister and the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disability of failing to address concerns relating to the... Read more

UK authorities press for another major Mercedes recall.

Mercedes in Ireland is not commenting on the latest recall controversy. Mercedes in Britain is under pressure to announce a recall of three newer models, including the popular C-Class. Cars... Read more

Car parked in disabled spot seized in Co. Wexford

A car, which was parked in a disabled spot in Co. Wexford has been seized. The vehicle was discovered in Enniscorthy with no tax, insurance or NCT displayed. The driver... Read more

Driving instructor says changes needed in teaching novice drivers to make m…

A Limerick driving instructor says Ireland needs to change how it teaches novice drivers, in order to make our motorways safer. Currently, no-one is permitted to drive on Irish motorways... Read more

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) was founded in 1970 by a group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities.

Based in Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, the DDAI has over 5,000 members and 14 dedicated staff. We work to promote the treatment, training, education, rehabilitation and welfare of people living with a physical disability in Ireland.