The Irish Wheelchair Association’s sports camps are packed with wheelchair sports, from soccer and basketball, to unihockey and archery.

With summer around the corner, the race is on for parents to find fun, sporty activities for their children when school finally lets out. And in this (...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Michael Doyle from Carlow, a member of the Irish Wheelchair Association,  outside Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: James Forde for The Irish Times

The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) has warned of “chronic shortfalls” in the provision of transport, social housing and personal assistance servic(...)

Bloom gardening festival: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward help launch this year’s event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardeners all over Ireland are frantically preparing for the biggest event in the horticultural calendar: the Bloom gardening festival, in the Phoenix(...)

Students Sean O’Sullivan; Eoghan Kenny and Luke Kennedy pictured on the site of the 2016 school fire at Patrician Academy secondary school in Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Students at a Cork secondary school have written to the Minister for Education asking for work to begin on a new permanent building to replace a block(...)

 Running coach Mary Jennings with her husband John Fulham and their son Harry.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Mary Jennings is a bit of an evangelist, and she might just have hypnotic powers. Don’t get this wrong: she doesn’t go around singing and waving her h(...)

You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread (wo)man

Olive toil Olive farming is never easy, but the 2018 harvest in southern Italy has been described as “difficult and challenging”, by Lino Olivieri, w(...)

 Louise Bruton: “There’s a huge lack of specialised mental health services that are inclusive of disabled people.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s often said that when you’re feeling down, asking for help is the first and, sometimes, scariest step. If you are looking beyond the help of frien(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross with  newly appointed directors  to public transport boards Liam O’Rourke (CIE), Suzy Byrne (Irish Rail), Elaine Howley (Dublin Bus) and Kevin Kelly (National Transport Authority). Photograph: Alan Betson

People with disabilities should have the same right to easily travel on public transport as able-bodied people, a newly appointed director to Irish Ra(...)

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(...)

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