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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”.

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Ive lived in lockdown for 20 years... Im…

October 18th, 2020

LIVING IN LOCKDOWN FOR 2O YEARS: Blathnaid Nolan with her intellectually disabled daughter Íde. She has pleaded for Íde to be taken into residential care. Photo: Steve Humphreys Carers in...

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We are in a form of lifelong lockdown as…

October 18th, 2020

Motivational speaker Mark Pollock tells Liadan Hynes how the challenges he has faced are helping him through Covid'What I learnt after going blind, what I learnt after paralysis, all the...

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Only 10 of children receiving needs asse…

October 15th, 2020

The Ombudsman for Children has published a report criticising the the violation of children's rights brought about by delays in needs assessments. According to The Irish Times, delays of several...

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Action to close loophole allowing learne…

October 14th, 2020

No policy changes expected in the short-term because of the suspension of driver testing due to the pandemic The Road Safety Authority has long been aware that some learner drivers...

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Disability services need more than EUR 1…

October 14th, 2020

Disability services, which have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, will get another €100m - but this will not go far enough to meet the level of need. ay...

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Latest cut is bad news for disabled driv…

October 13th, 2020

Sir, – I was appalled to learn in recent days that the Department of Finance and the Government had quietly suspended a long-established scheme for disabled drivers and passengers without...

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Irish driver landed with EUR 150 takeawa…

October 12th, 2020

The motorist was waiting to pick up fast food from a takeaway in the Clane village area An Irish driver was landed with a €150 takeaway after costly mistake in...

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Claims People With Disabilities In Clare…

October 12th, 2020

The Clare Leader Forum say people with disabilities in this county are being left ‘trapped’ by being unable to access funding supports for adapting their vehicles. The issuing of primary...

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Opel reveals electric Take Charge offer …

October 12th, 2020

Leeson Motors, Opel importer in Ireland, has announced details of its ‘Take Charge’ offer, which it says is a motor industry first in Ireland. The offer invites customers to register...

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Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork…

October 10th, 2020

on Improvements to Disabled Parking in Cork City Centre Thomas Gould TD welcomes Tánaiste’s commitment on Disabled Parking Deputy Thomas Gould, Sinn Fein TD for Cork North Central, has welcomed...

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Waterford fined over EUR 20 000 for park…

October 9th, 2020

THERE was an increase in the number of fines paid by people who parked or stopped in disabled parking spaces without a permit in Ireland in 2019. There were 300...

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Issues with Disabled Parking in Cork Cit…

October 9th, 2020

All 96FM News & Sport Cork North Central TD Thomas Gould spoke about the issue in the Dail yesterday Following the pedestrianisation of some streets in the city centre to...

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Born without arms Pakistani snooker play…

October 8th, 2020

Muhammad Ikram has spent years honing his snooker skills Muhammad Ikram, who was born without arms, steps up to a snooker table, sizes up his options and with a firm...

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Clean your windscreen and take plenty of…

October 8th, 2020

Starting a long journey, or driving at night? Here’s how to stay alert and comfortable behind the wheel.“PEOPLE CAN GET complacent, but you should treat every road as if it’s...

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Disabled customers and retail outlets

October 7th, 2020

Sir, – Many businesses have made changes to their premises because of social distancing regulations but in doing so have made things more difficult for wheelchair users. I have seen...

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Disabled drivers effectively marooned af…

October 6th, 2020

There are concerns disabled people in rural Ireland are “effectively going to be marooned in their homes” amid confusion over access to State benefits for disabled drivers. Under the Disabled...

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Issuing of certs for disabled drivers pa…

October 6th, 2020

The disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme provides tax reliefs linked to the purchase and use of specially constructed or adapted vehicles by a person with a disability The issuing...

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People with a disability marooned as 3rd…

October 6th, 2020

Denis Naughten TD has been informed by the Minister for Finance that the issuing of Primary Medical Certificates for disabled drivers and passengers has been suspended following a court decision...

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