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Latest News

Sat nav section to be introduced to driving test in Britain

TRANSPORT bosses in Britain are plotting to revolutionise the driving test by incorporating a section using sat-nav. They also plan to adapt the test to take the expected use of... Read more

This is how many Irish people actually pass their driving test first time

We are a nation of motorists. The dreaded driving test is a milestone a lot of us go through in life, but it turns out a lot of us have... Read more

Martin Naughtons campaign for disability rights must go on

about 5 hours ago Sir, – It is with deep sadness the disability movement mourns the loss of a real leader in human rights for those with disability in Ireland... Read more

Two hour parking is being introduced in Kingscourt Town

Two hour parking is being introduced in Kingscourt Town. The measure applies to the Main Street and Town Square areas only and aims to prevent people from taking up spaces... Read more

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they cant afford to rep…

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers. 9 minutes ago 391 Views 1 Comment Alex Image: Michael Power MARGARET BUTLER AND... Read more

Obituary He became active in the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Muscu…

15 minutes ago Updated: 14 minutes ago Martin Naughton: March 16th, 1954-October 13th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson Martin Naughton , who has died aged 62, was a lifelong campaigner for... Read more

Great Friendships Developed During Birr Sensory Garden Project

GREAT friendships have been developed during the creation of a Sensory Garden in Birr which, when finished, will be an enjoyable place to visit for both disabled and non-disabled people... Read more

Driver refused to take disabled woman on Navan bus

Story by Ann Casey A NAVAN woman with severe disabilities was left stranded and frighened in the centre of Navan when a driver operating the town bus service refused to... Read more

Seven important tips for driving safe this winter in Ireland

Anita McSorley Colder weather and long hours of darkness mean that Irish drivers need to be extra vigilant on the roads Getty A blizzard leaves cars covered in snow With... Read more

Single Co Kildare mother of adult with Autism says funding for transport wo…

22:53 Monday 17th of October 2016 A single North Kildare mother of an adult son with Autism is being forced to provide transport despite a bus passing their place of... Read more

Castlemartyr Disabled Spaces Finally Painted

Following several months of campaigning, the disability spaces throughout Castlemartyr village have been repainted. The Castlemartyr Family Carers and Disability Support Group have praised the work done by local man... Read more

President leads tributes following death of inspirational disability rights…

Martin Naughton has died at the age of 62. 29 minutes ago 882 Views 4 Comments Naughton at the launch of the HSE's National Guidelines on Accessible Health and Social... Read more

Welcome to the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is an organisation working for disabled people, promoting independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. The organisations members are people with disabilities themselves.

Our services include: EU Parking Card, Information & Support, Driver Assessment and Instruction, Rehabilitative & Vocational Training, Advocacy Services and Shopmobility.

We have over 4,500 members and employ 26 dedicated people in Ballindine Co. Mayo and Shopmobility units throughout Ireland.

As a member, you will be entitled to my benefits including discounts on many of the motor distributor - Toyota, Ford. Discounts on motor insurance, Irish Ferries, 3 Mobile, hotel bookings and much more. For further information visit member benefits above.

Membership costs just €10 per year or €50 for lifetime membership and is open to people with limited mobility. Follow this link to download an application form.

Our Services

EU Parking Card