Robbie Sinnott

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The ballot paper template system that helps voters with visual impairments to line up candidates to numbers. Photograph Courtesy: Department of Housing.

Visually impaired people will face difficulties voting independently on Saturday due to inadequate systems designed to help them cast their ballots, a(...)

Robbie Sinnott at his polling station in Dublin 8. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

There was some consternation when Robbie Sinnott went to cast his vote in Dublin 8 on Friday. What should have been a simple process involved a long s(...)

Japanese fans  during the international  match between Japan and Australia  at Nissan Stadium  in Yokohama in November 2017. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

World Rugby claim there will be 400,000 supporters visiting Japan for the 2019 World Cup, which seems fanciful given the costs of getting there, and i(...)

Dublin City Council wanted to refurbish Sackville Place and Cathedral Street, which link O’Connell Street to the new cross-city Luas line on Marlborough Street. Image: Google Maps

Plans to upgrade streets close to the Pro-Cathedral and O’Connell Street in Dublin have been axed, amid concerns that they would compromise the safety(...)

Robbie Sinnott from the Blind Legal Alliance   said: “Large sections of both streets will be used by taxis 24-7, and cyclists will have free reign. So, curbs and dished crossings need to be provided for vulnerable pedestrians.” File Photograph: Collins Courts

Organisations representing visually impaired people and wheelchair users have urged Dublin City Council not to go ahead with planned upgrades of stree(...)

Tactile ballot paper template. Photograph: National Council for the Blind of Ireland

People who are blind or visually impaired will be able to vote in the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment without assistance for the first tim(...)

 Robbie Sinnott, a member of the Blind Legal Alliance, complained he was effectively being deprived of his right to a secret ballot because he must ask a polling station presiding officer to complete his ballot paper. File photograph: David Sleator

The State has decided not to appeal a High Court declaration secured by a severely visually impaired man who sought to vote privately and without assi(...)

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 (...)

Robbie Sinnott:  he says he must ask a polling station presiding officer to complete his ballot paper, meaning he is being deprived of his right to a secret ballot

New electoral regulations allowing for visually impaired people to vote without assistance in referendums by using a special ballot paper template ha(...)

Lyon: Aer Lingus and Ryanair have added extra flights to France during the tournament. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Demand by football supporters to follow Ireland’s progress in the Euro 2016 championships is up to a third higher than the unsuccessful Polish campaig(...)