Independence and Equal Opportunity.

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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New EUR 1.6m fund for social enterprises…

January 17th, 2020

Bounce Back Recycling - which diverts old mattresses away from landfill, is one of the projects Social Innovation Fund Ireland has invested in A new €1.6m fund has been launched...

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More bad parking at Mahon Point highligh…

January 17th, 2020

Mahon Point Shopping Centre management have taken to social media for the second time in a week after more instances of bad - and in some cases illegal - parking...

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Thinking of Buying an Electric Car. Read…

January 17th, 2020

Now, Hyundai Ireland‘s best-selling electric car brand are proudly unveiling the All-New IONIQ Electric to launch us into the next decade… and we can’t wait for you to meet it...

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New part electric Passat goes on sale in…

January 16th, 2020

The new Passat GTE gets a 56km electric range. The new Volkswagen Passat GTE has gone on sale in Ireland starting from €42,495 for private customers. The new Passat GTE...

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Garda detect disqualified driver and car…

January 16th, 2020

Gardaí use technology to arrest disqualified driver and impound car Gardaí arrested a disqualified driver and seized a car on the busy M7 motorway this week. The Gardaí were using...

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Irish wheelchair users calling on Govern…

January 15th, 2020

WHEELCHAIR users are calling on the Government to improve the capital’s nightmare transport system for disabled passengers ...

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Targeting of those relying on on long te…

January 15th, 2020

Four people died on Kildare roads last year Four people died in road accidents in county Kildare in 2019, according to provisional figures from the Road Safety Authority. Nationally, the...

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Gardai in Cork use apps to catch disqual…

January 9th, 2020

The incident took place on Thursday evening The van was seized and prosecution will follow The Gardai got an extra bit of help this week thanks to their mobility app...

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Ombudsman highlights disability transpor…

January 9th, 2020

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has written to the Cabinet to highlight some of the issues raised in complaints to his Office that affect people with disabilities. The Cabinet meets today in...

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Two strokes and two heart attacks but Co…

January 9th, 2020

A CORK man has praised a charity for saving his life after suffering two strokes and two heart attacks while driving. Gerard Byrne said that in the space of a...

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Joanne McCarthy Ireland worst country in…

January 9th, 2020

Our outdated approach focuses on disability as a health issue. This must change There are 643,131 people in Ireland living with a disability. That’s more than 13 per cent of...

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CES 2020 Sony unveils its first car and …

January 8th, 2020

ELECTRONICS giant Sony has shocked the motoring industry by unveiling its first car. The Japanese company behind the Playstation revealed the concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

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Senator John Dolan welcomes Cabinet Meet…

January 8th, 2020

Senator John Dolan said today, “Tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting, which will focus solely on disability, is a momentous occasion and something I have called for in the recent past”“In advance of...

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Cursed at and told to get over it Wheelc…

January 8th, 2020

A CORK wheelchair user said that only two out of the 100 people she confronted for wrongly parking in disabled spots only two agreed to move their cars. Beauty salon...

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Mayo retailers encouraged to have age fr…

January 3rd, 2020

RETAILERS are being encouraged to put in place courtesy age-friendly parking spaces to accommodate customers who have mobility issues but don’t qualify for a disabled parking badge. The matter was...

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Driver 61 with MS is jailed after car pl…

December 19th, 2019

Tragedy: The scene of the crash on Dublin’s Adelaide Road in August 2017. Photo: Colin O'Riordan A woman who lost control of her vehicle and mounted a footpath, killing one...

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Parking in disabled spaces 361 cars clam…

December 10th, 2019

In 2018, there was a rise in the fixed charge for drivers who park in a disabled zone without a licence, from €80 to €150. However, that still hasn’t stopped...

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Thalidomide Victims Compensation

December 7th, 2019

To ask the Minister for Health the progress made on the healthcare entitlements for thalidomide survivors; and if he will make a statement on the matter.[50813/19] Finian McGrath(Dublin Bay North...

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EU disabled Parking Permit Scheme
Information & Eligibility Requirements
If you have an EU disabled person’s parking permit/card displayed on your windscreen you may avail of certain parking concessions. You may park in assigned accessible parking bays which are typically located near amenities including: shops, post offices, education places, work, social events, banks, etc.
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