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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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Call for toilets for disabled to be mand…

November 18th, 2020

A group representing people with disabilities and their families are calling on the public to get behind their #WeAllGottaGo campaign for access to adequate toilet facilities for all on World...

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Hankook presents futuristic tyre and mob…

November 18th, 2020

Tyre maker Hankook reveals a futuristic mobility concept with its “Design Innovation 2020” project, presenting a two-wheeled mobility device called “HPS-Cell”. The HPS-Cell serves as an autonomous driving platform, which...

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Primary medical cert scheme processing t…

November 18th, 2020

More than 1,300 applicants may have to wait until January 1 before the backlog is tackled Amanda Reeves and her daughter Alyssa, 4, who received their primary medical certificate last...

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Mayor hits out at illegal parking in Kil…

November 17th, 2020

ILLEGAL: This car, parked on double-yellow lines, is preventing access to the disabled parking on College St. Photo by Sean Moriarty EXCLUSIVE By Sean Moriarty Mayor Brendan Cronin has hit...

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Mini Vision Urbanaut mobile living room …

November 17th, 2020

Mini has revealed sketches of the Vision Urbanaut - a radical new concept car that hints at a future all-electric MPV-style vehicle designed to double up as passenger vehicle and...

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Mini Vision Urbanaut mobile living room …

November 17th, 2020

Mini has revealed sketches of the Vision Urbanaut - a radical new concept car that hints at a future all-electric MPV-style vehicle designed to double up as passenger vehicle and...

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Local TD urges swift clearing of backlog…

November 17th, 2020

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Local TD Denis Naughten says it’s vitally important that the HSE starts to tackle the sizeable backlog of applicants for the Primary Medical Certs Scheme...

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Fight to secure Primary Medical Certific…

November 17th, 2020

The fight for two women to secure Primary Medical Certificates for their children shows that even as the process restarts, questions remain Amanda Reeves and her daughter Alyssa, 4, who...

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The photo that says so much about bad pa…

November 17th, 2020

Little Cuan is dwarfed by the giant SUV as he tries to navigate the path near amenity spot on his bike It's a picture that says so much about the...

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Struggle for disabled access in Drogheda…

November 16th, 2020

A typical Changing Place toilet costs between €15,000 and €20,000 to install but allows disabled people some level of dignity and means they can get out and about away from...

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Driving instructors We re forced to stan…

November 16th, 2020

Driving instructors are being forced to stand outside test centres in the rain and wind, due to COVID-19 restrictions, while students are using their cars for tests, it has been...

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Disabled access grant welcomed

November 14th, 2020

(From left) District Manager Mick McCormack, Sean Connick from Millbanks, Tony Flynn from Ballinteskin, District Cathaoirleach Cllr Michael Whelan, Michael Hennessey from Garrycullen and Eamonn Hore, Director of Services, welcoming...

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Union calls on RSA to engage with instru…

November 13th, 2020

With over 90,000 applicants awaiting driving tests, trade union Unite – which represents driving instructors throughout Ireland – has called on the Road Safety Authority to engage collectively with instructors...

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Waterford motorist fined for misusing di…

November 11th, 2020

Gardai are reminding motorists to park legally every day. It’s after a motorist in Ferrybank was fined for parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid permit. Waterford Gardaí...

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Users critical of moving disabled parkin…

November 10th, 2020

Activists say street pedestrianisation has had ‘knock on’ effect on people with disabilities Many disabled parking spaces have been relocated during the pandemic, causing problems for users. Photograph: Aidan Crawley...

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Failure to make public spaces accessible…

November 10th, 2020

Pauline Tully TD Sinn Féin spokesperson on Disability Pauline Tully TD has expressed deep concern at results of a survey by the Irish Wheelchair Association published today, which reveals people...

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Waiting times for tests keep insurance c…

November 10th, 2020

Covid-19 restrictions leave more than 85,000 people waiting for driving tests The first and second lockdowns have had a serious impact on driving test waiting times. More than 85,000 people...

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Meet the teenage social innovators chang…

November 10th, 2020

Lazy and entitled? Not these millennials, whose projects display concern for others Students from St Leo’s College, Convent of Mercy in Carlow won third prize at the Young Social Innovators...

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