1970 was a “year of militancy” for nurses, who marched in protest for the first time, as covered by The Irish TImes.

1970 was the year of the Arms Trial, escalating violence in the North, and a six-month bank strike. Apollo 13 told Houston it had a problem. Nixon cam(...)

Ethan O’Brien and Luke McLoughlin at the results of an art competition for  the International Day of People with Disabilities. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Rising insurance costs are among a number of issues threatening the future survival of disability organisations providing vital services to tens of th(...)

A large crowd  attended  the rally in Roscommon town on Saturday  to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday centre for people with disabilities from next Friday. Photograph: Denis Naughten/Twitter

An estimated 1,500 people have attended a rally in Roscommon town to protest at a decision by the Irish Wheelchair Association to close a holiday cent(...)

 Mark Pollock (L) and Jennifer Hester (R) Dublin. A chance meeting with Pollock at DCU led to Hester trying out an exoskeleton, a robotic frame strapped to the body which enables movement. Photograph: Julien Behal

Jennifer Hester has an extraordinary can-do attitude to life. The 35-year old Dubliner suffered from a spinal cord injury following surgery for the re(...)

Izzy Keane with one of the new barbie dolls and their Izzy x Barbie wheelchair

Click on the Izzy Wheels website and you might think you’ve landed upon the Hermès of wheelchairs. The wheelchair spoke covers by Izzy Wheels are “mas(...)

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(...)

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