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“Sure what’s the harm in parking on a disabled parking spot just for a minute to pop in to collect something in a shop? Sure most of the time no... Read more

Ireland s Road Safety Champions 2017 Presented with Leading Lights in Road …

Richard Alcorn who survived a road traffic collision in 2006 and now gives his time freely to delivering road safety messages to young adults, has been awarded the Road Safety... Read more

Experts urge driving curbs on people with psych issues

Medical experts have recommended that patients suffering from a number of serious psychiatric conditions should be declared unfit to drive for up to six months. In a study, clinicians advocate... Read more

Transport Tourism Sport Committee to focus on accessibility of public trans…

The Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will focus on accessibility of public transport for people with disabilities at its meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Accessibility of Public... Read more

Eight motorists found illegally parked in Tralee disabled parking bays

Eight motorists were detected illegally parked in disabled parking bays in Tralee last Friday. It was part of Operation Enable, a Garda and Kerry County Council operation to catch abusers... Read more

Driver facing EUR 3 000 fine for using mother in laws disabled parking perm…

The person could also be jailed for six months. A DRIVER IS facing a €3,000 fine and/or a six-month prison sentence for using their mother-in-law’s disabled parking permit. Gardaí said... Read more

Major crackdown on disabled driver space abuse

By noon today, five motorists had been detected parking in a disabled parking bay without the required permit KERRY County Council and An Garda Síochána are today conducting a campaign... Read more

Nissan teams up with games maker to road test self driving ride share servi…

The streets of Tokyo will see self-driving ride-sharing cars next March Nissan Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA said this week they plan to begin public tests of... Read more

Investigation into Alleged Bogus Driving Instructor December 4th 2017

Radio Kerry News has learnt that the gardaí and the Road Safety Authority are investigating the allegations that someone is purporting to be a qualified driving instructor operating in the... Read more

Minority stress and the problem with having a night out

A ramp and a wheelchair bathroom isn’t enough – arts venues need to do more to attract people with disabilities Louise Bruton: In a survey by Arts and Disability Ireland... Read more

Bantry traders can use disabled parking spot

A LEGAL precedent means that a disabled parking space in Bantry can be used by market traders every Friday. The issue of whether or not the parking space could be... Read more

So many venues wheelchair bathrooms won t have sanitary bins soap or mirror…

Going to gigs or performances when you have a disability shouldn’t be a stressful experience. We find out more at the launch of Arts and Disability Ireland’s latest strategy. Pictured... 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.