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Disabled parking bay needs a paint job

A complete paint job is needed on a disabled parking space at Sunday's Gate that is causing major issues between motorists and local residents. The space - outside the home... Read more

Concerns over Ford Fiesta emissions

The amount of harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitted from Ford Fiesta and Nissan Qashqai models was described as “poor” by government agency the DVSA. Fifteen of the UK's best selling... Read more

People Platform March 23rd

Response on ‘disabled parking’ Dear Editor, Disabled parking. In Roscommon? It would appear to be a specific policy of reluctant afterthought by our myopic County Council. For starters, quite simply... Read more

Cars parking in disabled spaces could a council crackdown be fast tracked.

Campaigners ask: "Do you park in disabled bays? Would you park in a taxi rank?" A disabled car parking space user wants rogue motorists in Donegal hit with €150 fines... Read more

I am a disabled driver and looking for a medium sized SUV. Any recommendati…

I am a disabled driver who is exempt from VAT and VRT on a new car. I am driving a Honda Civic Sport 1.8 automatic reg 152 with 16,000km on... Read more

S.I. No. 55 of 2018 Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Tax Concession…

The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme provides relief from VAT and Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT), an exemption from motor tax and a grant in respect of fuel expenditure, on... Read more

Ratifying UN laws on disability without appeal option ridiculous

Disabled People of Ireland say convention is ‘toothless’ without option to complain to UN Minister of State with Responsibilities for Disability Issues Finian McGrath said the convention offers “an opportunity... Read more

Weren t they very good to give you a job with the wheelchair

Exchanges I’ve had with strangers highlight the negative attitudes that still exist towards people with disabilities A couple of weeks ago I went to the hairdresser during my lunch break... Read more

People with disabilities and UN convention

Sir, – After an 11-year wait the Government brought a motion to the Dáil last week seeking ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities... Read more

Greens urge greater sanctions for misuse of disabled parking spots

Green Party candidate for Wexford, Ann Walsh, has welcomed the increase in fixed charge penalties for motorists illegally parking in disabled spots, but urged greater sanctions for the offence, as... Read more

Inventor claims new gadget will put end to selfish pavement parking by givi…

Yannick Read, 47, of Bristol, has created the 'Catclaw' and says it will save lives and could even stop terror attacks The Catclaw Pavement Protection System, a device that punctures... Read more

Council clamps down on illegal parking fixed penalty charges almost doubled

Donegal County Council has increased the cost of its fixed penalties for parking in a disabled parking bay without displaying a disabled parking badge. The fixed charge for parking in... 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.