Part of the problem is clear evidence of structural discrimination

From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. – Karl Marx People with disabilities are about half as likely to be employe(...)

Megan Conneely and Cian Colgan from The Downs National School, Mullingar were part of a group entry of fifth and sixth class pupils announced as overall winner of the ‘Someone Like Me’ national art competition. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Other than living in a three-room diorama, plasticine doll Sophie is just like any other primary school student her age. She goes to school, dances t(...)

Make-up artist Noeleen Cunningham: “As a freelancer I was always burdened by a sense of fear about telling people that I was deaf in case they would say no thanks and I would lose a job.”

Getting your foot in the door of an employer is one of the single biggest challenges facing people with disabilities. Some won’t have the option, but(...)

Robbie Sinnott, from James Street, Dublin,  leaving the Four Courts after his successful High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A severely visually impaired man has won his High Court case over the State’s duty to vindicate his right to vote privately and without assistance in (...)

Des McMahon with architect Fionnuala Rogerson at his ‘future-proofed’ home in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

“We were quite belligerent,” says Ray Cregan, talking about the the time his late father Paddy was in hospital after a catastrophic fall followed by s(...)

Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath is to bring a memo to Cabinet this morning outlining the progress made in establishing a statutory inquiry into the allegations surrounding the so-called ‘Grace’ case.

The Government is to consider expanding a commission of investigation examining abuse allegations at a “foster home” in the southeast to similar cases(...)

Staff in residential care centres are ‘threatening’ and ‘frightening’ disabled people into not speaking out during inspections of their facilities, according to new evidence. File photograph: David Sleator

Staff in residential care centres are “threatening” and “frightening” disabled people into not speaking out or making complaints about their treatment(...)

Neil Murphy: “My role involves managing research, consulting and advising on integrating Universal Design into our public spaces . . .” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

What is Universal Design? Neil Murphy says it’s the ingredient that makes a good building, product or service into a great one.  “The Cent(...)

Mr Kenny said Ireland had “come a long way from the dark days when having a disability banished men, women and children to the margins of society”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government wants to double the percentage of people with disabilities working in the public sector. Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the Government’(...)

THe ESRI report found the reason for the economic disadvantage associated with people who have a disability is mainly due to the difficulty they have in gaining or retaining meaningful employment. Photograph: Getty Images

People with disabilities are more likely to suffer from poverty and depend on social welfare for income, according to a new report compiled by the Ec(...)

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