Labour’s Kevin Humphries, who lost his Dublin Bay South Dáil seat in the general election, has been elected to the Seanad. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Labour’s four candidates on the Seanad vocational panels have all been elected with the help of Fine Gael transfers. Four Independent Senators were a(...)

Activists from the  Disability Federation of Ireland at the launch of the Disable Inequality campaign at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

“We don’t want people to feel sorry for us and we don’t charity - we want our human rights,” Marian Maloney told a packed room of people with disabili(...)

Tom Clonan, his son Eoghan (13) and Eoghan’s care dog Duke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

According to the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 600,000 citizens are living with a disability in Ireland. Census 2016 is expected to show abo(...)

The Disability Federation of Ireland launches its campaign ahead of the election.

The Disability Federation of Ireland launches its campaign today to make equality for persons with disabilities an election issu(...)

Joe T Mooney, who has died aged 49, was chief executive of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) and, as such, for 14 years provided distinguished leadersh(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been  urged to prioritise additional spending for charitable services rather than funding cuts to income tax and the universal social charge. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Charities fear that they will be at the “back of the queue” for funding in Budget 2016 as the Government contemplates widespread tax cuts, according t(...)

Since 2011, the State has had a policy of moving people with intellectual disabilities from large institutions to smaller, community-based centres, and the number in “congregated settings” has dropped from over 4,000 to 2,800.

Improving residential homes for intellectually disabled people, as recommended by the State’s health watchdog, will cost an extra €57 million this yea(...)

The revelation that more than 1,000 young people with disabilities are living in nursing homes in the Republic is disturbing. According to the Disabil(...)

The public petition presented to Dáil and Seanad deputies at Leinster House

What was once deemed to be a benevolent law has become one that strips away all decision-making powers from people with intellectual disabilities, (...)

April Fool’s Day is being used to admonish the Government for its continued failure to replace the almost 150-year-old Lunacy Act with promised capac(...)