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Listen CEO Of Disability Federation Of Ireland Welcomes Prosecutions Under …

11 motorists have appeared before the courts in recent months for misusing disabled parking permits in Dublin. The motorists were detected under Operation Enable which aims to prevent motorists parking... Read more

Drivers Warned Of Penalties For Misusing Disabled Permits

11 drivers were caught in the Capital in recent months People misusing disabled parking permits are being warned of the penalties awarded if caught.11 drivers were rumbled misusing disabled parking... Read more

Garda reveal how many drivers they caught misusing disabled parking spaces

Almost a dozen motorists have been caught misusing disabled parking permits in Dublin in recent months. The Garda Traffic Twitter account showed 11 drivers were cited for misuse. Operation Enable... Read more

The Three Wise Men in wheelchairs and the Tesco blue tokens

Maria Pereira receiving a cheque from Tesco People who use the Sligo Centre for Independent Living can look forward to a more active social life in the New Year. It's... Read more

Number of people summoned before courts after parking in disabled space wit…

Gardaí are asking people to park legally and responsibly. GARDAÍ ARE REMINDING people to respect wheelchair parking bays and permit holder conditions. It comes after eleven people were recently summonsed... Read more

New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled dr…

on New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled drivers – Cork TD wants Revenue to update rules Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (Cork... Read more

Consultation needed on exclusion of PCP vehicles from tax scheme for disabl…

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD has called on the Revenue Commissioners to engage with bodies representing those with disabilities on its decision to exclude vehicles acquired under... Read more

Future Nissans will read your mind

Japanese car firm brings brain-reading tech to CES in Las vegas The Japanese car giant has developed a system it calls Brain-to-Vehicle (or B2V) which uses a medical-style skull-cap, festooned... Read more

Parking needs of disabled drivers ignored

Sir, – Five months ago I was injured as a pedestrian in a road traffic accident, and I sustained injuries which have severely impacted my mobility. I have experienced an... Read more

I waited on the platform on one of the coldest nights of the year wheelchai…

Getting around can prove difficult for people with disabilities, says Padraic Moran, who outlines some of the daily commuting challenges he faces Frustrated: Padraic Moran pictured with his special assistance... Read more

After 10 years Ireland is to finally ratify UN Convention on rights of peop…

A Dáil vote on the issue is expected in February. IN SEPTEMBER OF this year, our FactFind series asked a question: Why on earth hasn’t Ireland ratified the UN’s Convention... Read more

Limerick instructor calls for driving test routes to be redesigned

A Limerick driving instructor says some driving routes do not produce competent drivers even if they pass their test. Newcastle West test centre has one of the highest pass rates... Read more

The Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) was founded in 1970 by a group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities.

Based in Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo, the DDAI has over 5,000 members and 14 dedicated staff. We work to promote the treatment, training, education, rehabilitation and welfare of people living with a physical disability in Ireland.