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(...)

Mary van Lieshout was 20 months into a three-year contract as the President’s special adviser when she resigned last month.

The former chief adviser to President Michael D Higgins, Mary van Lieshout, has drawn a line under the controversy surrounding her resignation by sayi(...)

Mary Van Lieshout pictured in 2003.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Áras an Uachtaráin has confirmed the departure of the most senior aide to President Michael D Higgins. Mary Van Lieshout, who was special adviser t(...)

Health authorities are failing to assess the needs of hundreds of children with suspected disabilities within legal time limit(...)