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(...)

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(...)