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(...)

Members of disability rights group group Dart Access For All protesting  outside Clontarf Dart station on Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Poor accessibility to Dart and other rail networks breaches the human rights of wheelchair users, disability protesters have claimed. Congregating on(...)

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 (...)

Mandla Ncube from Zimbabwe now plays basketball with the Ballybrack Bulls Wheelchair basketball club. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mandla Ncube never played basketball before he came to Ireland. Before his accident he loved football and often played with friends near his home in t(...)

Tony Cunningham, national director of housing for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), said ‘fully wheelchair accessible’ social and private housing needed to be built.

A target for the “decongregation” of people with disabilities from institutions by this year “will not be met” largely because of a lack of housing in(...)

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(...)

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