Lives Lost: Caroline Crowley

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Roderic O’ Gorman: he said he planned to put the “young, vulnerable and marginalised” at the very centre of his department’s work

The new Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration should engage directly with advocacy and support groups to ensure people with disa(...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. ‘We don’t think we have a huge doping culture in Ireland, but we always have to be vigilant, and we will continue to be vigilant.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish sport does not have “a huge doping culture” according to Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Of 1,303 anti-doping tests carried out in (...)

John Hegarty working on the Saoirse

The last surviving traditional wooden boatyard in Ireland stands outside Skibbereen, on the banks of the River Ilen, and has been captured in a new(...)

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(...)

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