Ethan O’Brien and Luke McLoughlin at the results of an art competition for  the International Day of People with Disabilities. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Rising insurance costs are among a number of issues threatening the future survival of disability organisations providing vital services to tens of th(...)

Geraldine Lavelle has been living in a so-called congregated setting in Sligo for three years. She says it would have been “mentally crippling” to move home

Geraldine Lavelle says that after the accident which damaged her spinal cord, people presumed she would move back in with her parents. Then 27, she h(...)

A High Court dispute between an organisation providing support services to people with physical and neurological conditions and its chief executive ha(...)

Giving employees a lift: The Orchard activity centre  in Co Wicklow  runs conferences and corporate training events for Irish and international clients

The opportunity to pelt an irritating co-worker with paint might seem like the answer to a prayer. But paintball, a military-style game in which parti(...)

Terms: Ken MacDonald of Hooke & MacDonald believes that landlords would be reluctant to lock themselves into a long lease. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Cheshire Ireland, which provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions, is seeking to rent properties f(...)

Mary Gaul: ‘I looked at different places to live and I chose here because it’s near shops and a pub. I go out nearly every day now whereas in the `home', they didn't have the staff to bring me out." Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As the Cheshire Homes celebrate their 50th anniversary in Ireland this year, the organisation is reflecting on the huge changes in ethos and approach (...)