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(...)

Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Martin Naughton faced the precipice. Fourteen steep concrete steps outside the Mater Hospital in Dublin stood between him and his ill friend inside. I(...)

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Negative publicity over pay and pensions at charitable organisations earlier this year has “significantly affected” fundraising, which can no longe(...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan, joined by a signer, today urged the newly formed Cabinet to reinstate some €1.2 million in funding to 25 organisations supporting people with disabilities. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Paul Sherwood Photography.

Cuts to disability organisations are causing vital services to shut down for the “most vulnerable” in society, the chief executive of the Disability F(...)

Threshold noted that, in the two-and-a-half weeks since the launch of a new scheme, they had been contacted by 180 families at risk of homelessness. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The poorest 10 per cent in Irish society must be “front and centre” in planning for Budget 2015, according to St , one of 37 organisations taking par(...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan said the values underpinning recent budgets had been largely economic and focused on cuts.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Almost 60 per cent of charities have experienced a decrease in income over the past three years, according to an umbrella group that represents over 1(...)

The joint call was made in advance of next month’s budget . Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Organisations representing over 1000 charities have asked the Government to draw up a cross-departmental strategy to protect key public services.The j(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)