The virus would spread through disability centres in the same way it did nursing homes ‘if the eye was taken off the ball.’ according to Enda Egan, chief executive of Inclusion Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The spread of coronavirus in residential disability centres was currently contained but the congregated living facilities had the “ingredients for dis(...)

Owen Collumb  has 120 hours of PA time per week and lives in Dublin, where he works as a facilities manager with Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Thousands of disabled people who use personal assistants (PAs) to enable them to live independently are anxious and fearful about their ability to rem(...)

There are 643,131 people in Ireland living with a disability. That’s more than 13 per cent of the population, and their chances of living in consistent poverty have more than doubled in the past decade

On Thursday the Cabinet meets, with disability as the main item on the agenda. This is unprecedented and we welcome the long overdue focus on a sector(...)

Vincent Deeley: ‘I do get depressed sometimes . . . but what can you do?’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Vincent Deeley (60) worked in forestry until the late 1990s when he was diagnosed with a wasting disease called Becker muscular dystrophy. He lives i(...)

Kevin Barron: “I know I have so much more to offer if only I were back living in the community.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Kevin Barron was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in his early 20s. By the time he turned 46 his condition had deteriorated, and he moved into a(...)