The Road Traffic and Roads Bill, which will include provisions for e-scooter usage, will be debated in the Dáil on Wednesday and Thursday. Photograph: iStock

Charities representing disabled pedestrians are calling for sound devices and stricter speed limits for e-scooters as legislation governing the increa(...)

The Irish Paralympic team before boarding the flight to Rome. Front row: (left to right): Jack Kerrigan, Fr Leo Close, Joan Horan, Oliver Murphy and Jimmy Levins. Photograph: Irish Wheelchair Association

The five members of Ireland’s first Paralympic team understood the powerful symbolism of travelling to the Olympic venue to showcase their abilities. (...)

 The  Tullamore pop up Covid-19 test centre. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

One further death from Covid-19 has been reported on Friday evening, along with 434 new cases of the virus. There have now been a total of 4,867 Covi(...)

Dr Noel McCaffrey is the founder of ExWell Medical and former Dublin GAA footballer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fourteen empty chairs spaced out in a north Dublin car park before sunrise on a chilly winter’s morning await the dedicated participants of a 7.30am w(...)

Many disabled parking spaces have been relocated during the pandemic, causing problems for users. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Disabled parking spaces were removed during the Covid-19 pandemic to make room for outdoor dining and relocated in locations that are “not good enough(...)

 The Irish Wheelchair Association found that 68% of people with physical disabilities still find that public toilets, lifts, emergency exits and parking machines do not cater to their needs

More than seven out of 10 people with physical disabilities in Ireland have little or no access to public spaces and amenities, while two-thirds conti(...)

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

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 (...)

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