Suzy Byrne

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The expert view is that ‘this is a short campaign and there is a big opportunity, because the reality is most candidates won’t get to knock on a lot of doors’. File photograph: Getty

Younger voters live digital lives, have shorter attention spans, and are interested in issues not political parties, say experts. Consequently, politi(...)

Members of Disabled Women of Ireland, from left, Nem Kearns, Mary Treasa Cahill-Kennedy, Alannah Murray and Róisín Dermody with dog Clipper, at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Earlier this year, about 30 disabled people gathered in Dublin, with some more participating via conference calls from Brussels and different parts of(...)

Minister for Transport  Shane Ross with  newly appointed directors  to public transport boards Liam O’Rourke (CIE), Suzy Byrne (Irish Rail), Elaine Howley (Dublin Bus) and Kevin Kelly (National Transport Authority). Photograph: Alan Betson

People with disabilities should have the same right to easily travel on public transport as able-bodied people, a newly appointed director to Irish Ra(...)

Evie Nevin, Founder of Disabled People Together for Yes and Suzy Byrne, disability rights activist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution discriminates against women with disabilities and those with mobility issues for whom travel for abortion is (...)

Minister of State with Responsibilities for Disability Issues Finian McGrath said the convention offers “an opportunity to reassess our attitudes to people with disabilities, and to place a renewed focus on their place in society”. Photograph: Collins

Disability rights campaigners have described as “deeply worrying” and “ridiculous” the decision by the Government to ratify the United Nations Convent(...)

Aisling McDermott: the blogger and writer had aggressive multiple sclerosis for 20 years. Photograph: Frank Miller

The founder of the beaut.ie website and former Irish Times beauty writer Aisling McDermott has died suddenly, aged 46. She had been diagnosed with mul(...)

Campaigner Suzy Byrme has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop ‘abusing the existence’ of people with disabilities in their campaigns. Photographs: The Irish Times

A leading disability campaigner has called on both sides in the abortion debate to stop “abusing the existence” of people with disabilities in their c(...)

Sabina Higgins  speaks at the National Women’s Council of Ireland’s 1916 centenary ‘soapbox’  in St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Repealing the Eighth Amendment, which gives effect to the State’s abortion ban, was a major theme of a “soapbox” event organised by the National Women(...)

Civil partnership battle: in 2007 the Greens and Fianna Fáil fought over equal treatment. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

This oral history has contributions from: Dermot Ahern Former minister for justice Dan Boyle Former Green Party TD and senator Suzy(...)