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(...)

Elaine Howley, policy and advocacy director with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland: “Those of us who live with visual impairment incur extra costs every week so that we can just live ordinary lives.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Blind people need an additional €45 a week just to enjoy a minimum standard of living, according to new research which for the first time quantifies t(...)

Dawson Street in Dublin: name-signage for our stations, whether they are for trains, Dart or Luas, does not have to be so utilitarian. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Who doesn’t love the Luas? Smooth, clean and efficient, it gets you from A to B. And when the link-up is completed, it will also connect you to C, D, (...)

Of the 13,000 ophthalmology patients waiting for a procedure, 3,500 have been on the list for more than 12 months, according to official figures. Photograph: Istock

Thousands of eye patients are at risk of irreversible sight loss because of delays in accessing treatment, according to a leading charity. Ophthalmol(...)

Tom Waldron who has an eye condition and  had a liver transplant photographed at his home in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

When I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, I was amazed. Like most people, I assumed cirrhosis was alcohol-related and I was never a big drinke(...)

Speeding along a cycle path: council has abandonned plans for speed bumps.

Dublin City Council is rowing back on plans to put speed bumps on its new flagship cyclepath along Dublin bay.The council was investigating the use of(...)

Campaign groups have called on the Government to introduce a national vision strategy to help prevent eye disease. Photograph: PA

A proper strategy to deal with preventable eye diseases could save the State €76 million a year, it has been claimed. A new report by th(...)