THe ESRI report found the reason for the economic disadvantage associated with people who have a disability is mainly due to the difficulty they have in gaining or retaining meaningful employment. Photograph: Getty Images

People with disabilities are more likely to suffer from poverty and depend on social welfare for income, according to a new report compiled by the Ec(...)

‘The EU has been slow to act in introducing a similar law that specifically protects a worker’s genetic information.’ Photograph: Getty Images

If your job was at risk, would you be willing to reveal your genetic code to your employer? And could the law protect you if you refused? Recently, a (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has introduced a bill in the Dáil to allow electronic devices for people with sight difficulties so that they can vote independently. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Proposals for electronically assisted voting are to be considered by the Government. Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney introduced a bill in the Dáil to all(...)

The ESRI report into the educational experience of children with disabilities identifies an apparent gap in resources at primary and secondary level for children with emotional, psychological and mental health problems. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Children with emotional or mental health difficulties are at much greater risk of absenteeism from school and isolation from their peers, according to(...)

it is important to have greater transparency about how students are assigned places in special classes and schools. Photograph: iStockphoto

New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute and the National Disability Authority indicates that the majority of chi(...)

Classical economics was built around the notion that people’s behaviour responds to prices in a way that makes markets work. While price does influenc(...)

Chairman designate of the National Disability Authority Helen Guinan said employment for people with disabilities was high on the agenda for the agency. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Employment for people with disabilities is a “high area of need and importance”, the chairman designate of the National Disability Authority has said.(...)

Showing their new app are, from left, Matthew Mc Cann, Donal Mc Clean (mentor), Jack Gallagher and KC Grant. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frustrating trip to a hotel in London sparked the idea for an app developed by four students from NUI Maynooth, who are bringing their creation to a(...)

Helping people with disabilities to get work will make a huge difference to their lives and it will benefit the economy. Photograph: Thinkstock

All too often, political debate about disability matters centres on only one issue: social welfare allowance. Clearly such an issue is important. We n(...)

Angela Kerins: as chief executive of Rehab Group, she heads an organisation that employs about 3,800 people. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Angela Kerins is a well-connected, lavishly paid mover and shaker who is skilled at navigating her way through the golden circle of Ireland’s politica(...)