Vivian Rath

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Committee told of wheelchair ramp fitted at polling station in last general election was not installed correctly. File photograph: Getty

There has been a failure by political parties to select disabled candidates for election, the Disability Stakeholder Group (DSG) has told an Oireachta(...)

 Vivian Rath, from Kilmuckridge, Co Wexford, outside St Joseph’s NS which is his polling station during election. Photograph: Patrick Browne

People with disabilities faced “enormous barriers” to voting in last month’s general election, an equality campaigner has said. Vivian Rath, member o(...)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Photograph: Julien Behal.

Workplace discrimination against people with disabilities is “persistent, pernicious and prevalent in Ireland,” the head of the Irish Human Rights and(...)

Marian Harkin: “I have been diagnosed with vocal dysphonia. But I don’t shout about it. I  can’t shout about it.”

A woman with a serious disability who requires the support of a personal assistant has been told she cannot take part in any political activity if her(...)

Universities and colleges have been developing disability support services to cater for a wide range of special needs. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you have a disability and want to pursue third-level education, it’s widely acknowledged there are fewer barriers in your way than there would have(...)

Some of the Meet the Voters participants, clockwise from top left: Kate Lawlor, Catherine O’Brien, Maedbh Donaldson, Jerry Kennelly and John O’Brien.

A project by The Irish Times to track the impact of the election campaign on the voting intentions of 10 voters has found all have retained their pre(...)

Vivian Rath said that as a mobility scooter user access to footpaths and disabled parking creates a  significant challenge.

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)