Kathleen Lynch: “Local Authorities need to make additional help to adapt homes available”

Disability rights groups have expressed concern at figures showing more than 7,600 people with disabilities are on social housing waiting lists. The (...)

Author and arthritis sufferer Ann Marie Healy at her home in Glenamoy, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

I was born into a family of 16 children, 6 girls and 10 boys (one brother, Thomas Patrick, died when he was seven months old) in the rural village of (...)

Marine Martin, founder and spokeswoman of the French association of parents of children suffering from anti-convulsant syndrome (APESAC). Her book “Depakine, The Scandal (I Could Not Keep Silent)” is published this month. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Disability organisations have called for a national audit of women who have taken a widely used anti-epilepsy drug while pregnant. The groups want to(...)

Bronwen O’ Reilly,  Glasnevin and Trinity student Niamh Herbert,  Kildare during a Dáil protest demanding ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It is difficult to understand why our Government has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), some 10 years afte(...)

John Dolan (left): we have witnessed  “start of the unravelling of the discipline of the Lansdowne Road agreement”.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If the Government does not resist further demands for pay increases across the public sector it will be triggering a “second recession” for people wi(...)

 Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner, photographed in January 2015 for an Irish Times interview.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lifelong campaigner for the disabled Martin Naughton has died, aged 62. President Michael D Higgins described him as an “indefatigable advocate for (...)

The truth to be faced up to is that each of us is or will be affected by disability, either personally or through a loved one. More than 56,000 people will become disabled in Ireland in the year ahead. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The 2017 budget is the fourth since the ending of the recession. There are 600,000 disabled people and their families. They are citizens of this count(...)

Labour’s Kevin Humphries, who lost his Dublin Bay South Dáil seat in the general election, has been elected to the Seanad. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Labour’s four candidates on the Seanad vocational panels have all been elected with the help of Fine Gael transfers. Four Independent Senators were a(...)

Activists from the  Disability Federation of Ireland at the launch of the Disable Inequality campaign at Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

“We don’t want people to feel sorry for us and we don’t charity - we want our human rights,” Marian Maloney told a packed room of people with disabili(...)

Tom Clonan, his son Eoghan (13) and Eoghan’s care dog Duke. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

According to the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 600,000 citizens are living with a disability in Ireland. Census 2016 is expected to show abo(...)

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