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Mary Nally: “I started up Third Age Ireland because I saw village life through my mother’s eyes and realised how little was available to keep her occupied and active.” Photograph: David Prendergast.

Mary Nally was working as a nurse at St Joseph’s Hospital in Trim, Co Meath, when her recently widowed mother came to live with her and her family. It(...)

 Shelly Gaynor: “We’re not looking for anything special. We’re looking for equal rights that everyone else has.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland’s recent ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is “ironic” given the ongoing lack o(...)

Fianna Fáil leader  Micheál Martin and his wife Mary voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment in Cork. Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

Most Fianna Fáil TDs will respect the vote in the referendum and not try to frustrate legislation on abortion going through the Dáil, party leader Mic(...)

Early intervention is vital for children with special needs. With funding cuts,  children with Down syndrome fall further and further behind with lifelong repercussions for levels of independence.

Irish people are generally warm and open to people with disabilities. Our State? Not so much. Recently, I was contacted by the Louth/Meath branch of (...)

Fiona King and Adam: It’s just so disheartening, so hurtful, to see that we’re putting in such a huge effort and vital things that the Government should be providing as their responsibility to look after these children in this way, they’re not doing it.”

In January, the Irish Government committed to formally ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability at the end of March. The (...)

Dr Maeve Hurley, chief executive and co-founder of Ag Éisteach, speaking at the launch of its Able Training Programme for front-line workers. Photograph: Darragh Kane

We all know people who make us feel better about ourselves and more optimistic about life. Conversely there are others we encounter who leave us stres(...)

Two interconnecting office blocks  at Cashel Business Centre, in Crumlin, Dublin 12, are for sale at €2.75 million

Two interconnecting office blocks which are partially occupied at Cashel Business Centre on Cashel Road in Crumlin, Dublin 12, are to be offered for s(...)

Ireland’s Medical World Cup team which will take part in the 2017 tournament in Austria.

Ireland’s team of soccer playing doctors is seeking new team members and age is no barrier. “As medics, we tell our patients of the importance of phy(...)

Rosita Boland with her haul of Christmas presents from charity shops. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I have been a life-long supporter of, and donor to, charity shops. Over the years, they have provided me with marvellous clothes, jewellery, bags, fur(...)

Enable Ireland service users Darragh Cashman and Suzie Haye with Minister Simon Coveney at the official turning of the sod on Cork’s Children’s Centre at Curraheen. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Simon Coveney has paid tribute to Enable Ireland for the work they do with children with disabilit(...)

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