Eugene Callan and President Mary McAleese at a conference in Dublin in 2007 on independent living for people with disabilities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eugene Callan, who died in September, was a pioneer in the independent living movement. He was a member of the establishment group for the Council for(...)

 Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: A spokesman for the Department of Justice and Equality  said the associated costs would be met by the relevant department’s annual budget allocation over the lifespan of the jobs strategy.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

There are “significant shortfalls” in an upcoming Government jobs strategy for people with disabilities, according to advocacy groups. The Government(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to disabilty activist Martin Naughton and protesester Donal Toolan. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he will take on board points made by people with disabilities protesting on the street outside Government Buildings. Just f(...)