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

An Garda S och na National Day of Enforc…

September 25th, 2020

Over the past number of years, An Garda Síochána has developed close working relationships with the various associations representing persons with disabilities. On Friday 25th September 2020, the Disability Federation...

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Appeal from customers with disabilities …

September 24th, 2020

IF you own a business that has had to change things around due to social distancing regulations, please take your disabled customers into consideration. That was the heartfelt message delivered...

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Disability groups raising awareness of d…

September 23rd, 2020

Cllr Abul Kalam Azad Talukder, Deputy Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, wheelchair users Eileen Bourke and Beverly O'Connor, Irish Wheelchair Association Staff Margaret Quinn & Geraldine Cross...

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Self driving taxi recognised by Ford

September 23rd, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has presented new challenges for mobility, with social distancing impacting public transportation, the flow of traffic being affected by more deliveries, and increasing concerns regarding personal health...

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Increase Sought In Fine For Parking In A…

September 19th, 2020

A request has been made to Kildare County Council for an increase in the amount of the fixed charge penalty notice given for parking in a disabled parking space without...

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Jury still out on pedestrianisation

September 19th, 2020

A busy South Street on a fine day during the trial South Street at 1.30pm on an August Friday The majority of business owners on South Street feel the four-week...

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A car that actually drives off and parks…

September 17th, 2020

Great news for those who struggle to park, the world's first fully self-parking car is on the way. Maybe there's a bright spot on the horizon for those who dread...

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The auto aftermarket and the potential f…

September 16th, 2020

Three major challenges in the automotive aftermarket have the potential to cause disruption, emphasises Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs for the European Association of Automotive Suppliers CLEPA. And they...

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Electric cars must become cheaper. Incen…

September 16th, 2020

Some electric vehicles still cost €10,000 more than petrol versions of the same cars There is still a significant barrier to electric car ownership. Photograph: PA Wire While we currently...

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38 Blue Badge holders battle for every p…

September 16th, 2020

Disabled motorists and their families are struggling to find a dedicated Blue Badge parking spaces, with 38 badge holders vying for each space, according to new research. Two thirds of...

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Stroke Awareness Week Rehab could be the…

September 10th, 2020

Marie Condon, Louise O’Regan and Anne Barrett members of the early support discharge for stroke team at the Cork University Hospital. Picture: Dan Linehan Life after a stroke is helped...

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Coronavirus Disabled pushed out of post …

September 5th, 2020

These are external links and will open in a new window Melanie Duddridge says long queues, toilet restrictions and a lack of disabled parking made her anxious to leave the...

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Supreme Court ruling on appeals vs Disab…

August 19th, 2020

looks at a recent judgment of the Supreme Court case which dealt with appeals by two severely disabled people against the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal and the Minister...

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Covid 19 crisis shows public places can …

August 12th, 2020

‘The physical structure of places can be changed really easily’ – wheelchair user Catherine Chang at home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne Your Web Browser may be out...

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Discrimination in hiring what level of r…

June 12th, 2020

Should an employer proceed with a hiring process after learning that a candidate’s disability may affect his or her ability to perform the job safely? The Quebec Court of Appeal...

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Life in Cork during the polio scare of 5…

April 9th, 2020

Having lived through one health scare in Cork in 1956, Jo Kerrigan finds similarities to the present coronavirus pandemic THESE are strange times we are living through at the moment...

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Disabled Drivers Association marks 50 ye…

March 3rd, 2020

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is celebrating 50 years behind the wheel this year The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) is celebrating 50 years behind the wheel...

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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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Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland,
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Co. Mayo

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