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antrim / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday November 01, 2005 22:39 by Ludmilla   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 01, 2005 22:58)
Department of Health UK/Northern Ireland, figures reveal more than 200 care staff a month, are referred to the register set up to protect the elderly, mentally ill, and people with learning difficulties. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday October 20, 2005 13:19 by Miriam Cotton
‘Children can bring out the best and worst in adults’ says Ann Healey, a Playtherapist who lives in Courtmacsherry, Co Cork. ‘Depending on how we listen and respond to them, their interaction with us will be affected. I read a book many years ago called ‘Dibs in Search of Self’ by Virginia Axiline and it changed my whole approach to working with children. It caused me to realise that verbally instructing children is not an effective way of relating to them - especially children with learning disabilities.” read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday September 30, 2005 13:10 by Gaia Charis   text 3 comments (last - tuesday october 04, 2005 15:11)
The recent cases of appalling treatment of families with intellectually disabled children at the hands of the Health Service Executive, North Eastern Division have thrown to the fore a concept which has been hitherto largely invisible – the power dynamics that underlie the field of disability. At first glance this may seem an unlikely area for hefty socio-political pondering but a little lateral thinking around the subject goes a long way and reveals much. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday September 28, 2005 12:44 by Miriam Cotton   text 8 comments (last - tuesday november 01, 2005 20:07)
Response to an address given at a public meeting held in Dunmanway, Co Cork on Thursday the 22nd of September on the subject of Special Education Needs .The meeting was organised by the West Cork Parents Action Group and its aims were to discuss the effect of recent changes in the administration and teaching of children with special needs, resulting from the introduction of the Education of Persons with Special Needs Act 2004. read full story / add a comment
kilkenny / health / disability issues / news report Friday September 23, 2005 18:33 by Paul Ryan   text 1 comment (last - saturday september 24, 2005 11:41)
Camphill Community, Ballytobin, near Callan in County Kilkenny, is a small rural community caring at present for 22 children and 12 adults, all with disabilities. It was established in 1979 as a therapeutic farm, to provide a home and school maily for children with exceptional needs, some with multiple disabilities and disturbances.

This video was made during their recent Open Day and tries to give a feeling of what that day was like along with some history and a bit about the renewable energy and sustainable living projects that are going on out there. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday September 15, 2005 16:27 by Anne Devlin   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 17, 2005 02:53)
An account of the experiences of one family and their attempts to communicate with the teaching profession on behalf of their autistic son. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday August 19, 2005 20:30 by John Williams
Asks about rights of disabled people being examined by medical referees and hygiene in the examination centre read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday August 06, 2005 18:56 by Miriam Cotton   text 1 comment (last - sunday august 07, 2005 12:21)
'Jason is special to me because he has a disability and is different from other people. Since he’s been born he has not been able to see, hear, walk or talk. I know he is a gifted person because he got communion when he was 18 years old, and he received it on my sister’s birthday. I watch Jason when my mom is doing things around the house. I hold him on my lap and hug him because he is so little. Sometimes I give him his drink after supper. I taught Jason to drink by himself. I don’t like it when he pulls my hair but he doesn’t seem to understand.’ This is a quotation from a personal account by Lizzie Suwala on the Sibling Support Project website and she was 9 years old when she wrote it. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday July 28, 2005 13:36 by Sean Crudden   text 13 comments (last - friday march 03, 2006 17:42)   image 2 images
So when Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took some water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves." Then the people as a whole answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!" So he released Barabbas for them: and after flogging Jesus, he handed him over to be crucified.

Matthew 27.24 - 27.26 read full story / add a comment
cork / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday July 26, 2005 12:41 by Miriam Cotton
Some readers might derive encouragement and even inspiration from reading about the principles that have guided Jacqui Maguire through her challenging life. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday July 19, 2005 12:22 by Miriam Cotton
When Alan and Mary Crosbie's fifth child was born with Down syndrome they discovered how little help and advice were available to parents in their situation. They threw themselves into doing the best they could for their son Rob, who is now 6 years old. Alan Crosbie discusses the strategies which Down Syndrome Ireland has used to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by the syndrome - whether as individuals, carers or professionals working in the field. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / feature Monday July 04, 2005 17:39 by Miriam Cotton   text 10 comments (last - friday october 28, 2005 13:25)   image 3 images
If you think the disability bill recently passed in the Dail has nothing to do with you, you should think again. If passed into legislation, it represents a major assault on all our constitutional rights. This column has no political allegiance and is concerned with the interests of disabled people and the contribution they can make to the wider community. In that context and for reasons set out below, it is nevertheless necessary to say that Fianna Fail and the PDs deserve a roasting on this issue alone at the next general election. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / health / disability issues / news report Friday July 01, 2005 04:22 by rocket   text 1 comment (last - friday july 01, 2005 11:17)   image 1 image
last mondays demo in dame st in aid of people with visual disabalities read full story / add a comment
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dublin / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday June 29, 2005 00:08 by redjade   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 30, 2005 13:17)   image 8 images
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cork / health / disability issues / news report Monday June 27, 2005 00:57 by Miriam Cotton
Margaret O’ Donoghue and Carmel O’ Donoghue (no relation) are determined to highlight the needs of parents of children with special needs in schools. As Chair and Secretary of the recently founded West Cork Parents Action Group they are encouraged by the interest they have had from parents since starting the group a few months ago. The inaugural meeting of the WCPAG was held at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway on 21st April this year. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Monday June 27, 2005 00:54 by Miriam Cotton
Gai Charis, who lives near Skibbereen, is in the process of putting together a book about the experiences of parents of people with disabilities. ‘Parents Voices’ is intended to be a collection of case studies which looks at aspects of how institutions, professionals, service providers, schools and others interact with families who have a responsibility for finding support services for their children. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Monday June 27, 2005 00:50 by Miriam Cotton
You might be forgiven for thinking that the election of two women presidents had firmly established respect for the contribution that women can make to Irish public life. A review of the media coverage of Kathy Sinnott makes you realise, sadly, that we have some way to go. You’re left wondering exactly whose interests some newspapers exist to serve because it is unlikely to be the large – if silent – majority of offended readers who are actually very grateful for Kathy Sinnott’s efforts on their behalf. Thankfully, for the thousands of disabled people and their families, who have benefited from Sinnott’s determination, she is sanguine about this. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Monday June 27, 2005 00:47 by Miriam Cotton
Dan Boyle doesn’t represent any West Cork constituency but he is TD for Cork South Central, which is not a million miles away. His voice is increasingly influential in national and south western regional policy-making and he is also Party Chief Whip, Spokesperson for Finance & Social & Family Affairs, Community, Rural Development and the Islands. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / health / disability issues / news report Thursday June 02, 2005 19:50 by Paula Geraghty   text 5 comments (last - saturday june 25, 2005 14:27)   image 6 images
cork / health / disability issues / news report Friday May 20, 2005 15:10 by Kieran O'Sullivan   text 9 comments (last - saturday june 06, 2009 02:42)
A residents group in Charlavill who thik that they have the right to deny Irish citizens the right to live in an area based on their disability is trampling the rights of mentally ill people. read full story / add a comment
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