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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Concerns Raised Over Residential Care Ho…

April 27th, 2020

The number of residential centres for people with disabilities dealing with coronavirus outbreaks has nearly tripled in the last week, according to new figures. Inclusion Ireland, which represents people with...

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Those With Disabilities Must Not Fall Th…

April 27th, 2020

A prominent Clare-based disability rights activist is warning that those living with disabilities – must not be allowed to fall through the cracks, while restrictions remain in place. The Clare...

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How are six of Ireland s leading wellnes…

April 26th, 2020

We could all do with a little support right now. Lizzie Gore-Grimes asks six trusted wellness experts about the daily self-care that works for them. Lou Horgan, yoga teacher For...

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Dundalk driver has no Ka now after garda…

April 24th, 2020

Members of the gardal's Dundalk Road Policing Unit stopped the driver of this 'Ka' following a check on the mobility app. GardaÍ discovered that there was no Tax, Insurance or...

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Coronavirus Traffic volumes steadily inc…

April 24th, 2020

Volumes up 10 per cent since Easter, figures supported by seismic data Traffic volumes have increased since the start of the lockdown in March. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Traffic volumes are...

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Who Else Will Do it If I Don t. Meet Ire…

April 24th, 2020

Carers in Ireland have it tough. And sometimes, they're too busy looking after the ones they love to fight for better supports for themselves. Brenda O’Connell Barry is a carer...

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Traffic wardens stood down across Donega…

April 24th, 2020

Parking charges are no longer being enforced in Donegal due to Covid-19, it has been confirmed. All traffic wardens in the county have been stood down since 27th March, as...

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Driver Fined For Parking In Naas Disable…

April 23rd, 2020

A driver in Naas has been fined €150. Naas Roads Policing Unit say the driver parking in a disabled parking space, without a permit ...

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Gardai warning of a text scam

April 19th, 2020

Gardai are this evening warning of a scam where people are receiving text messages for Bank of Ireland 365. A message from the bank being sent to users tells them...

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Mercedes Benz launches new more spacious…

April 19th, 2020

Now and again a car comes along equipped with the good looks and choice of features likely to make it a winner in its sector. Such is the case with...

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Killarney company repurposes app to help…

April 18th, 2020

A Killarney-based company has repurposed an app it’s developed with Clare County Council to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak. Arvoia is a leading mobility and travel technology company. Its...

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People are complying with lockdown rules

April 18th, 2020

Gardai said that there were very high levels of compliance with Covid-19 guidelines over the weekend, with two exceptions. A driving instructor was giving a lesson on public roads to...

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One of two blue badge spots to be restor…

April 14th, 2020

The revamped ANAM Arts and Cultural Centre on East Avenue Road A DESIGNATED parking spot for drivers with disabilities or mobility restrictions is to be restored outside the revamped ANAM...

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Forged disc Laois Nationalist

April 13th, 2020

AN expertly forged tax disc was discovered when a driver was stopped at a garda checkpoint in Borris-in Ossory. The forgery was virtually indistinguishable from a genuine disc but was...

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Coronavirus in Ireland Charities set to …

April 13th, 2020

IRISH charities stand to lose more than €400million as Covid-19 decimates the sector’s much-needed income. The cancellation of huge fundraising events like the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day and the...

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Delivering vital services to the physica…

April 11th, 2020

Irish Wheelchair Association's (IWA) frontline workers are delivering vital services to people with physical disabilities in homes in Louth throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The organisation has also set up an...

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Tom Clonan Irelands ICU guidelines for C…

April 9th, 2020

Rationing of critical care during any coronavirus surge must not happen at the expense of the most vulnerable, writes Clonan. Security specialist and columnist, TheJournal.ie IRELAND IS ENTERING the third...

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Kildare garda find driver far from home

April 9th, 2020

A driver stopped on the M7 yesterday afternoon by Naas Roads Policing Unit had an address in Cavan and shouldn’t have been on the road.“The driver was not only found...

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