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App eases search for accessible hotels

A frustrating trip to a hotel in London sparked the idea for an app developed by four students from NUI Maynooth, who are bringing their creation to a competition in the United States tomorrow...Read full story ›

Investigation into intellectual disability services body

Concerns of neglectful or abusive practices raised by students on placement at Stewarts ..Read full story ›

Julie O'Leary: Living a life outside of your disability

WHEN we reach four or five years old, we automatically get drafted into the ranks of learners. I vividly remember my first day of school...Read full story ›

O'Neill stresses need for all-inclusive GAA

THE GAA has launched its Wheelchair Hurling inter-provincial tournament, which aims to offer a GAA alternative to people with disabilities...Read full story ›

New powers granted to inspect residential homes

The residential homes of thousands of children and adults with disabilities can be inspected by the health watchdog for the first time from Friday...Read full story ›

Disability Federation calls medical card review

The head of a federation for people with disabilities says that the proposed review of medical cards will force people with disabilities from the labour market...Read full story ›

Still no news on Mobility Allowance replacement

It had been said that an inter-departmental group was due to submit a report on the issue this month. ..Read full story ›

Budget concern for people with disabilities

People with disabilities in Ireland feel ‘increasingly disenfranchised' by the Government, following five years of cutbacks and austerity measures, Inclusion Ireland has said...Read full story ›

By Sarah Bardon Comments The Budget: 'Leave our children's disability benefits alone', beg parents

Mums angry with Government as it prepares to cut cash to those in need ..Read full story ›

Disability coalition urges end to cuts in Budget

A COALITION of organisations representing the disabled is urging the Government to stop slashing supports for people living with disabilities and mental illness in the upcoming Budget...Read full story ›

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“Prior to getting a Personal Assistant from Galway Centre for Independent Living I was unable to shop, attend mass or go swimming. The Personal Assistant service Galway Centre for Independent Living provides now enables me to live independently.”

Josephine Gibbons, Leader with Galway Centre for Independent Living

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