Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son, nine-year-old  Alex near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Children – many of them disadvantaged – are being “denied their education” by being placed on reduced timetables at school, usually for behavioural is(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath called on the NTA to have a “meaningful and extensive consultation” with the disabled and the elderly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Changes to Dublin’s bus network under a €2 billion overhaul show a disregard for the disabled and elderly, Minister of State for Disability Issues Fin(...)

 Minister of State for disability issues Finian McGrath said he “needed to ensure that any extra money secured would be going towards services”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Additional funding of €150 million has been allocated for disability services in the budget announced on Tuesday. The extra funding will in part pro(...)

Paddy Connolly of Inclusion Ireland says a lack of training among staff means vulnerable children are being placed in isolation for hours at a time. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Children with disabilities as young as five years of age are at risk of psychological harm caused by the use of unregulated seclusion and restraint pr(...)

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Surely if, under the mental-capacity legislation, it is assumed everyone has capacity – why do we need a letter from a doctor to say we have capacity (...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the appointments ‘bring significant legal, academic and practical expertise’ to the organisation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has appointed five new members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Mr Higgins presented the warrants of a(...)

There are just seven ‘changing places’ in Ireland, only one of which is outside Dublin. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

The mother of an adult with a disability has told how her daughter cannot fully participate in life due to a dearth of suitable toilet facilities. An(...)

Firms note a number of benefits from having strong and considered diversity policies, including employees having a greater sense of loyalty and dedication to their job. Photograph: iStock

Inclusivity in the workplace has never been more significant – as Ireland reaches almost full employment, it is essential in attracting and keeping sk(...)

Evie Nevin, Founder of Disabled People Together for Yes and Suzy Byrne, disability rights activist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution discriminates against women with disabilities and those with mobility issues for whom travel for abortion is (...)

Hiqa will make a further unannounced inspection at Áras Attracta before deciding whether to close

Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, must intervene “immediately” to close Áras Attracta, a HSE-managed care facility for adults with i(...)

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