Blog Articles, tagged with: Disability

Accessible Parking Spaces

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This week from the MS & Me archive, Declan Groeger shares his frustrations about accessible parking spaces used by people NOT living with a disability My 'MS Roller Coaster Ride' officially began in 1988. You know what I mean when I refer to it as a roller coaster ride- there are so many ups...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday November 23 2017 11:00 AM

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Students with Disabilities

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Fund for students with disabilities to be extended to part-time students The operation of a €10m fund for college students with disabilities is to be reformed to ensure more people benefit and with fewer delays. The fund for students with disabilities exists to financially assist students w...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday November 02 2017 11:53 AM

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Disability Inclusion Strategy

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Minister launches National Disability Inclusion Strategy  On Friday 14 July, the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 was launched by the Department of Justice and Equality. In launching the Strategy, Finian McGrath, Minister for Disabilities, said that: “This is an all of...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday July 17 2017 11:11 AM

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Launch of Make Work Pay Report

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On 6 April, the Government released a report “Make Work Pay”, designed to help people with disabilities and long term illnesses to achieve their ambitions and find work, and to remove the many barriers which prevent them from doing so. MS Ireland made a submission as part of the consu...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday April 18 2017 10:34 AM

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MS Ireland Response to Budget 2017

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MS Ireland shares the disappointment of the Disability Federation of Ireland and other charities that Budget 2017 failed to address key issues for people with MS and other long term illnesses and disabilities. Whilst there were some welcome developments in the Budget, such as the increase in hea...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday October 12 2016 04:42 PM

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Disabled Drivers Motor Show and Conference

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16th & 17th September in Dublin Register now for your FREE ticket to the Disabled Drivers Motor Show and Conference which takes place in the RDS, Dublin on Friday, 16th & Saturday, 17th September 2016.  This event provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to ...

Published by Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland on Friday September 09 2016 11:43 AM

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Assistive Technology Survey

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Do you or someone you know use Assistive Technology to support them in their daily lives? The Disability Federation of Ireland in collaboration with Enable Ireland are doing some research on Assistive Technology provision for people with disabilities in Ireland. We are interested in hearing the ...

Published by Disability Federation IrelandI/Enable Ireland on Monday September 05 2016 08:44 AM

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I See Beyond

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Campaign on hidden disabilities MS Ireland is supporting the I See Beyond campaign which is being run by Headway and Epilepsy Ireland. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the fact that whilst many disabilities may not be visible at a glance, they are real and can make life for people very di...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday February 08 2016 10:47 AM

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Stem Cells

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MS Ireland's Statement ref: Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT)  'Multiple Sclerosis Ireland welcomes progress in stem cell treatment for people with MS, as news of success in the UK with Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (AHSCT) (sometimes referre...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday January 19 2016 11:30 AM

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United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Thursday, 3rd December 2015 What? One of the lesser known days to commemorate disabilities on a global level is the yearly United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), on December 3rd. With an estimated 15 per cent of the global population, or 1 billion people with disa...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday December 03 2015 11:00 AM

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