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kerry / health / disability issues / event notice Saturday December 22, 2007 17:56 by Joe Schmoh

A candlelight vigil will take place at Tralee General Hospital, tomorrow Sunday 23d December at 2PM.

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kerry / health / disability issues / event notice Friday December 21, 2007 18:52 by Joe Schmoh
A Candlelight vigil will be held at Tralee General Hospital to protest the withdrawal of Cancer services.
(Called by the ICA)
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mayo / health / disability issues / news report Monday November 12, 2007 13:22 by Cllr Keith Martin   text 1 comment (last - monday november 12, 2007 19:29)   image 1 image
Caring for a relative can be a stressful and traumatic experience. The Government should do its best to help. I am upset at how many people are left caring for others and are given no support due to a means test. Anyone who cares deserves the backup of a Carer's allowance.

How many of these allowances could be paid out of Bertie Ahern's self granted pay rise?

Who deserves the money more? Bertie Ahern? or the carers in Westport? read full story / add a comment
cavan / health / disability issues / event notice Monday October 29, 2007 12:14 by AK
AN ambitious project, a conference organised by the Parkinson's Association of Ireland in cooperation with the PDS (NI Branches), this grew from an idea by two officers of our Cavan/Monaghan branch, who had been in touch with the PDS Fermanagh Branch. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Sunday October 21, 2007 22:49 by Seosamh an Chnoic   text 2 comments (last - monday october 22, 2007 09:57)   image 1 image
How an irish middle class person's ideological beliefs led him to a life of poverty, and how he found his way out of that dark wood. read full story / add a comment
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louth / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 09, 2007 16:43 by Sean Crudden   text 6 comments (last - wednesday october 17, 2007 20:42)   image 1 image
It is scarcely enough to make a gesture towards mental patients and the mentally ill on one day of the year only. However, to mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2007) I am posting an article which I wrote quite a few weeks ago to suggest to indymedia readers the extent of real globalisation in establishment efforts to overcome the problem of mental illness. However, as with globalisation in other areas, the question arises of how far we are on the right track? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday August 28, 2007 14:13 by Con Carroll   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 28, 2007 14:21)
for those of the right and liberal. who tell us that exploitation is of the past. would be of no shock to many of us who experienced it. read full story / add a comment
dublin / health / disability issues / event notice Wednesday July 04, 2007 12:56 by Rose
Gaining Ground, Tallaght,
Gaining Ground is a social meeting group for people with experience of mental health difficulties.
The next meeting will take place in Brookfield Enterprise Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 24
on Sat July 14th, 11am-1pm.
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international / health / disability issues / other press Friday June 22, 2007 20:07 by apophenia   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 06, 2010 13:25)
the current issue of eSkeptic tackles "Autism & Vaccination"

On June 11, 2007, nearly 5,000 parents of autistic children filed a lawsuit against the [U.S.A.] federal government, claiming that childhood vaccines (specifically the mercury-containing thimerosal in the vaccines) caused their children’s autism. The previous year The New York Times ran a column that was skeptical of the claimed link between autism and vaccines, which generated this comment on an internet message board that is typical of the anecdotal thinking that perpetuates this myth: "You say, ‘There is no proven link’ between mercury and autism. There also is ‘no proven link’ between going outside in the rain and cold without a hat or coat and getting the sniffles. Look at the data: the epidemic of autism mirrors the administration of vaccines with mercury. Now that they are off the shelves (more or less), the cases are going down."
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international / health / disability issues / news report Monday May 28, 2007 14:00 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 79 comments (last - wednesday december 12, 2007 05:10)   image 7 images
Today I attended a solidarity vigil for Gary MacLennan outside his QUT (Queensland University of Technology) disciplinary hearing. Gary and a fellow QUT academic John Hookam, are facing disciplinary hearings and possible dismissals, for objecting to a PhD project entitled "Laughing at the Disabled". Check the link below for background on the case.....
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national / health / disability issues / press release Monday May 14, 2007 15:59 by Ann K
A new booklet dealing with a difficult subject in a positive and reassuring way; cognitive problems - including dementia - in Parkinson's. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday April 26, 2007 12:46 by Miriam Cotton   text 4 comments (last - thursday may 17, 2007 17:35)
The full text of the High Court judgment in the O' Cuanachain case was due to be delivered tomorrow 27th April. But they chickened out. Would this by any chance be connected to the forthcoming election? You can bet on it. It would have been interesting to see what form of casuistry they had come up with to justify this callous and discriminatory judgment. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Friday April 13, 2007 21:42 by Kevin t. Walsh   text 11 comments (last - sunday march 23, 2008 15:06)   image 2 images
The other day I received through my door a booklet on Fine Gael's Lucinda Creighton. The name rang a bell for one main reason. A lady of 29 years facing eviction last October and three emails I sent to Lucinda Creighton.

Eventually with my partner Michelle and the assistance of Ruari Quinn we got an extension for this woman of several months.

I ask where is this woman's humanity towards the vulnerable people, she is supposed to represent in Dublin 4. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / other press Sunday January 28, 2007 13:37 by larry sweeney   text 10 comments (last - thursday february 05, 2015 16:29)
this story was reported in last sun irish mail on sun ie jan 21 page 31 read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Monday January 22, 2007 12:09 by Anne Devlin   text 9 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 21:34)
Possibly like many if not most other people, I thought Foetal Alcohol Syndrome was a condition that affected the children of alcoholics – those who drank every day throughout their pregnancy or binged regularly. I knew that a couple of glasses of wine with a meal once every week or two wouldn’t do any harm, particularly later in pregnancy. I was supported in that belief by many a doctor and magazine or newspaper article. True, some people said it would be better not to drink but in a context where a glass of Guinness a day was even said to be good for babies because of the nutrients it contained, the total abstainers seemed extreme in their caution. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday January 05, 2007 20:21 by Sean Crudden   text 5 comments (last - wednesday september 26, 2007 20:37)
The name "National Disability Authority" had a certain ring about it when it was set up in 2000 A.D. It seemed as if a strict teacher was being appointed to the task of preventing disabled people from being bullied any longer. However the fear now materialises that "authority" is the last thing disabled people want in their lives. Indeed most people are uncomfortable with the idea of authority and we all resent people who set themselves up to tell us what we can and cannot do. A cynical observer might conclude that the NDA has morphed into an organisation which colludes in the oppression of disabled people? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 12, 2006 14:51 by M Cotton   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 07, 2007 20:27)
Brian Cowen, Minister for Finance announced in his Budget speech on 6th Dec 06 an additional 100m to fund health related disability and mental health services in 2007. This funding incorporates the 2006-2009 multi-annual funding promised under the National Disability Strategy.

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national / health / disability issues / news report Monday December 11, 2006 14:20 by Miriam Cotton   text 5 comments (last - friday march 23, 2007 14:34)
There is a strong possibility that the judgment will be handed down in the High Court on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.

This case is of huge significance to all people with a disability, their family and friends and the professionals who serve them. Such is the importance of this case that our government spared no expense to fight Sean O'Cuanachain who has autism and his parents. The State employed two full legal teams, one for the Minister of Education, Mary Hanafin and the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney and one for the HSE to win the right to deny Sean the education that was clearly benefiting him. The case was heard for an unprecedented 68 days from January to July 2006 at the expense of many million euros. read full story / add a comment
antrim / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 24, 2006 22:30 by ASBO the holyland students   text 5 comments (last - tuesday may 18, 2010 21:59)
Surprise, surprise recent research by 'Save the children' and 'Childline', found bullying of children with learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities by both other children and teachers was widespread within mainstream schools. read full story / add a comment
cork / health / disability issues / news report Saturday October 07, 2006 20:45 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - sunday october 08, 2006 19:39)
Mags O’ Donoghue, Chairperson of the West Cork Parents Action Group and her fellow committee members are mighty women when it comes to organising information evenings and workshops for parents of children with special education needs. On Thursday 29th September WCPAG had another line up of interesting and informative speakers at a well-attended event at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway. It’s fair to say that WCPAG are making a significant impact on the level of awareness of our children’s’ educational and other needs and that parents, professionals, service providers and teachers in West Cork have much to be grateful to them for. read full story / add a comment
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