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national / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday April 19, 2006 19:19 by Kathy Sinnott
For the past 11 weeks our Department of Education and Science and one of our Health Authorities have been in the High court spending millions of taxpayers’ money fighting to ensure that a young boy with special needs no longer gets the education that has been of great benefit to him over the last two years. I do not have to picture the spectacle, I know it well.
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mayo / health / disability issues / press release Friday April 14, 2006 15:10 by Cllr Keith Martin   text 22 comments (last - monday may 29, 2006 22:58)   image 1 image
Westport Town Council should be leading the way in the area of Disability Access read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / feature Sunday April 09, 2006 21:46 by Indymedia Ireland Editorial Group
Indymedia users highlight the lack of accessiblity for people with disabilities in Ireland today with their personal accounts. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 29, 2006 13:29 by Miriam Cotton   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 30, 2006 17:27)
I don’t know the last time the Irish Examiner bothered to write about the subject of disability but it is a certainty that the issue is not a priority for the paper’s editors in the normal run of events and it has negligible coverage in its pages. For instance, if you compare its coverage of the subject of horseracing or business issues, disability trails well behind either despite its significance to huge numbers of people.
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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 29, 2006 05:00 by John Aherne   text 23 comments (last - saturday march 21, 2009 12:20)   image 1 image
Can anyone tell me as to why it is so difficult to have a basic need catered to regarding accessibility in
Ireland? In this day and age you would think firstly that pure and utter logic would prevail, but with my expieriences, and with the so called "Celtic Tiger" we are years away from being a society that open doors. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday March 16, 2006 16:55 by Miriam Cotton   text 8 comments (last - thursday june 15, 2006 18:58)
A coalition of voluntary disability groups around Ireland has announced itself today. The Disability Election Pledge Alliance are set to mount a challenge to the recent implementation of the Disability Act 2005. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday January 11, 2006 20:54 by Kathy Sinnott   text 1 comment (last - thursday february 02, 2006 22:28)
The absence of formal data on the incidence of autism throughout the EU is about to be addressed. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Monday December 05, 2005 11:55 by Kathy Sinnott   text 6 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2005 04:01)
I wish to express my serious concerns regarding the recent publication by the H.S.E. of the Hynes report on the death of Peter McKenna and related matters. Peter McKenna was 60 years old and had Down syndrome. He lived in St Michael's House until he was moved against the family's wishes to Leas Cross Nursing Home where he died. read full story / add a comment
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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