Independence and Equal Opportunity.

The Disabled Drivers Association is Ireland’s leading charity which supports Disabled Drivers and Passengers on a national level. We promote independence and equal opportunity through mobility, education and training. Our services include; The EU Parking Card, Motoring Information & Advice, Advocacy, Ability Enterprises & Shopmobility.

Our Mission Statement “The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland takes care to present physical disability in the best possible light and strives to show that most physical disabilities can be overcome and individuals can go on to achieve their full potential, with the benefit of support and training”.

News from around Ireland

Who do you think you are. Judge to abusi…

February 21st, 2020

A Portarlington man who became abusive when challenged over parking in a disabled zone has been given community service. Edward Cash (39), 415, Kilnacourt Woods, Portarlington, was charged with threatening...

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Disabled drivers and passengers exempt f…

February 20th, 2020

Disabled drivers and disabled passengers will be exempt from tolls across the country under a new directive. The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland has said that "disabled drivers and disabled...

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Stranger at Carrick on Shannon car park …

February 20th, 2020

Since a life-changing accident in 2013, I have struggled with my physical and mental well-being. I’m not a wheelchair user, but I do have a walking aid - a Rollator...

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Signs of stability for Ireland s motor t…

February 20th, 2020

There are signs of green shoots of recovery for the motoring sector in Ireland as pressure caused by used car imports from the UK appears to be abating. But that...

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Disabled drivers the loo sers due to inc…

February 20th, 2020

While there is a generally warm welcome for the news that the public toilets in Portlaoise are to be finally renovated and re-opened, not everyone is happy with how the...

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Eight entrepreneurs with a physically di…

February 18th, 2020

Despite having a physcial disability, these eight entrepreneurs are defying the odds and are making a massive impact on society. Izzy Keane, Izzy Wheels (main image) Founded by sisters Ailbhe...

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Disabled Drivers Association celebrates …

February 15th, 2020

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is celebrating 50 years behind the wheel this year in driving independence and equal opportunity. It was established in January 1970 amidst a...

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Donegal student makes the most of having…

February 14th, 2020

Safe crossing at school and new disabled parking bays needed A secondary school student attending a meeting of Donegal Municipal District (MD) took full advantage of the situation to ask...

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It makes me so angry Pensioner forced to…

February 12th, 2020

Pina and Joseph Cassoni. Pic: Seamus Farrelly A Meath pensioner who is forced to travel with her disabled adult son on a train to and from Dublin every day due...

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I thought it was an early April Fools jo…

February 8th, 2020

A BOHERBUE woman who is actively seeking to change the current drink driving legislation to bring it in line with other European countries said she was "horrified" at Cllr Danny...

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NCT and the Driving Test

February 8th, 2020

It is a requirement for the driving test that where a vehicle is subject to the NCT, the NCT disc is displayed at the driving test. Otherwise the driving test...

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Disabled Drivers Association 50 years be…

February 7th, 2020

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) in Claremorris Town Hall on Saturday last were, Front row: Allen O'Connor (treasurer), Pat Carty (chairperson), Ann Marie...

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Nissan Leaf completes longest driverless…

February 6th, 2020

NISSAN'S fully-electric LEAF has completed the longest driverless car journey after travelling 230 miles from Bedfordshire to the company's UK headquarters in Sunderland. The electric car needed to be topped...

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Back to the Future Climate crisis might …

February 6th, 2020

Rural life: Joseph Bingham-McAndrew and three other parents take turns to car-pool with their children, including Joseph’s daughter Ella, for the 60km round trip to school in Rossport every Friday...

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Were physically and mentally exhausted m…

February 6th, 2020

Mum 'tired of fight for justice' over birth of David (9) Legal battle: Grace Kearney, mother of Mark Kearney (9), at the Four Courts yesterday for her High Court action...

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Liz Carr proud to help improve represent…

February 5th, 2020

Liz Carr has told of her pride that Silent Witness helped to improve the representation of disabled people on screen in the UK, saying she “policed” the show a lot...

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Fiona McLoughlin Healy Why we have to hi…

February 5th, 2020

Disability matters to me. Let’s hope whoever represents Kildare South after February 8 feels the same. Obviously we are all fighting a similar battle. A battle for services A battle...

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5 Tips for passing the driving test

February 3rd, 2020

I’ve recently passed my driving test and would like to pass on some useful tips, I found very helpful that gave me the tools to drive confidently and safely. This...

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Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland,
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Co. Mayo

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