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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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Balancing road user rights is key to mak…

April 18th, 2021

Somehow London has managed to remove private cars but failed to solve the problem of traffic congestion A silver lining of the lockdown has been free-flowing traffic and quieter roads...

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Primary medical certs to be fast tracked…

April 17th, 2021

The certs allow for tax concessions on adapted vehicles for drivers and passengers with a disability Amanda Reeves and her daughter Alyssa, 4, who received their Primary Medical Certificate last...

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Cork campaigner voices concerns over ped…

April 17th, 2021

Works to pedestrianise 17 streets, including Pembroke Street , are underway. A Cork campaigner has voiced concerns about the impact of pedestrianisation plans for Cork City for the disabled community...

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EUR 23.5m settlement for profoundly disa…

April 16th, 2021

A profoundly disabled girl with cerebral palsy has secured a €23.5 million settlement, the highest ever in a personal injuries action here, over alleged negligence in the circumstances of her...

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Garda fine motorist for parking in popul…

April 16th, 2021

By Robbie Byrne, Gardaí have slammed a motorist with a hefty fine after being found to be parking illegally in a ‘popular’ wheelchair-access bay in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Waterford’s Road...

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Driver Theory Test Must Be Classified as…

April 15th, 2021

IFA President Tim Cullinan has written to Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton to allow candidates to take the Driver Theory Test remotely.“I pointed out to...

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Elderly driving restrictions New road ru…

April 14th, 2021

ELDERLY drivers should not be singled out as the only age range affected by new road restrictions, according to FairFuelUK founder Howard Cox. Elderly drivers: Confused.com put OAP's to the...

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Explainer Grants cut for plug in hybrids…

April 11th, 2021

Neil Briscoe So, what’s happening with electric vehicle grants? They’re being reduced. The Government has announced that it is trimming grants given to buyers of plugin-hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) from...

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Electric truck technology close to chall…

April 9th, 2021

“Battery technology is very close to a threshold that makes electric trucks feasible and economically competitive. All that is missing is one companion component: fast charging," said Björn Nykvist, lead...

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Department of Health

April 5th, 2021

Transport Support Scheme To ask the Minister for Health the progress on introducing a transport support scheme to replace the removal of the mobility allowance and motorised transport grant; and...

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Mercedes Benz EQV fully electric MPV arr…

April 3rd, 2021

Mercedes-Benz’s embrace of all-electric motoring under its EQ brand is one that continues to expand with the arrival here of the ‘cross-application’ EQV – a quiet, spacious people carrier with...

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Anti car dogma must not dominate reality…

March 28th, 2021

Transport planning is one of the biggest changes that has gone unnoticed during lockdown. Will these changes be accepted once their full consequences are understood when normal life resumes? ll...

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Department of Transport Tourism and Spor…

March 27th, 2021

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of applications for a disabled driver pass in 2020 and to date in 2021, from each county in tabular...

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Five new disabled parking spaces at Gold…

March 26th, 2021

Five new disabled car parking spaces have been created at Golden Island Shopping Centre, bringing the total number of spaces to 18. Pat O’Toole, Manager at Golden Island Shopping Centre...

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New law removes barrier for disabled PhD…

March 24th, 2021

Michelle Cullen ew regulations have been signed into law by Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys that will remove a barrier facing PhD students with disabilities but barriers for people...

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Brilliant map shows parking zones and co…

March 18th, 2021

This map may be useful as many people drive to certain areas not knowing the price of a parking ticket A brilliant map by Dublin City Council map outlines the...

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Primary Medical Certificate applications…

March 18th, 2021

Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West and chairperson of the disability committee, Michael Moynihan, has called on the Minister for Health to prioritise and address the backlog surrounding Primary...

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Know Your Rights Disabled Person s Parki…

March 13th, 2021

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: Can my daughter use my Disabled Person’s Parking...

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