Conor Dillon, 21, from Dublin is calling for the reinstatement of the training allowance

For Conor Dillon, removing the training allowance for school leavers with disabilities will prevent him from “learning basic skills”. The 21-year-old(...)

Sophia Mulvany (9), who has spina bifida, at Seapoint Dart station, where the lift is out of order. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The “constant breakdown of lifts” in Dart and train stations is “exhausting and upsetting” for wheelchair users, forcing many to give up on going out (...)

Polio survivor Josephine O’Reilly at home in Glenageary, Co Dublin with her husband Thomas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ageing polio survivors are “furious” and hurt, saying they have been “abandoned” by the Rehab Group more than 30 years after the Polio Fellowship of I(...)

Morgan D’Arcy (17) in Crumlin children’s hospital.

Morgan D’Arcy (17) has been an inpatient at Crumlin children’s hospital for almost five years. Twice, since he was 12, he was deemed well enough to go(...)

The Labour Court has recommended that a 23 strong group of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) drop their objection to carrying out toileting duties for s(...)

The CRC headquarters building in Clontarf “does not meet modern standards for health and social care,” the organisation says. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) is considering a move from its long-established head office in Clontarf, north Dublin. The national disability cha(...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

Outgoing director-general of the HSE Tony O’Brien. Supporters maintain he brought stability to the HSE in a period of institutional uncertainty, budget cuts and patient service crises. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a wall in his office in the Health Service Executive’s headquarters at the old Dr Steevens Hospital in Dublin, the agency’s director-general, Tony (...)

Thirty-six  per cent of Irish charities break down expenditure by activity in their reports, compared with 76 per cent in the UK, a report commissioned by Chartered Accountants Ireland has found. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

Irish charities lag significantly behind the UK in terms of reporting financial information, with fewer than half of organisations in this country di(...)

St John of God Community Services, which receives €130 million in funding from the HSE annually, provides mental health and intellectual disability services for 7,000 people. File photograph: Getty Images

HSE officials have given assurances that services provided by St John of God will not be affected, despite the problems in the organisation. However,(...)

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