Independent Councillor Geraldine Donohue welcomes the audit of Disabled Parking Bays in Gort Town by Galway County Council following a deputation to the Loughrea Municipal District by Peter Gohery and Martin Moran last June where both men spoke of the various issues in the Loughrea Municipal District which creates difficulties for persons with disabilities, one of the issues raised related to parking facilities.

Please click this link to view the Winter edition of Steering Wheel 2022 - Steering Wheel Winter 2022



The Joint Committee on Disability Matters is dismayed with the lack of action and delay by Government in introducing a fair and adequate personal transport scheme for people with disabilities that supports their needs and allows them to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life as required by the UNCRPD.

In this guide, we’ll look to give those with accessibility requirements a comprehensive breakdown of how to make the most of your EV experience.

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The 52nd DDAI AGM took place in Portlaoise on Saturday 8th October.  This was the first time in 3 years that the AGM was 'in person' due to Covid restrictions.  The meeting was well attened with lots of new faces in the audience.  This years AGM was also live streamed over ZOOM.  If you couldn't attend and would like to watch a recording please click this link -   Passcode: K7$Y!snZ

Have you 3 minutes to take our online survey?  The results of the survey will help us to improve disabled persons parking bays and parking permit enforcement - DDAI Parking Permit/Parking Bay Survey The deadline for survey responses is 30th September 2022. Thank You!

The 52nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland will take place on Saturday 8th October 2022 in The Killeshin Hotel, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Interested in Medical Fitness to Drive?
The National Office for Traffic Medicine recently launched the 2022 (11th Ed) Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines. A very informative publication. Check it out here:

On 26th January Minister Ann Rabbitte convened a working group session to examine accessible transport for people with disabilities, including a priority review of the Disabled Drivers & Disabled Passenger’s Scheme.

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