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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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Majority of full time female carers expe…

February 7th, 2024

The report showed that carers' efforts are largely invisible and undervalued whether they are paid or unpaid. A new report has found that 98% of full-time carers in Ireland are...

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Asylum seekers with physical disabilitie…

February 7th, 2024

There must be an easier way, says Boakai Nyehn Jr, resting his hand on a crutch tucked beside him. “I cannot be standing long on these legs.” Boakai Nyehn Jr...

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Women do most unpaid care work which rem…

February 7th, 2024

Almost all full-time carers and the overwhelming majority of paid carers in Ireland are women, according to a new report on the link between care and gender inequality. A new...

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Works to make north Wexford beach more a…

February 6th, 2024

The contract for the works to make Ballymoney North Beach more accessible will be going to public tender next week with the intention of having them completed in time for...

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Offaly TD calls for action on primary me…

February 5th, 2024

Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has said she has secured a commitment from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that he will investigate the hardships being created for disabled drivers and...

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Auto advice why do we have toll roads an…

February 4th, 2024

There are 10 toll roads in the national road network Our motoring editor answers your questions on the fees, what they are for and where you can pay Who owns...

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Department of Finance

February 2nd, 2024

To ask the Minister for Finance if he plans to amend the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme to allow non-blood recipients of carer's allowance to be eligible to apply...

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Department of Children Equality Disabili…

February 1st, 2024

Duncan Smith(Dublin Fingal, Labour) 522. To ask the Minister for Health if he is aware that disabled parking at St. Vincent's Hospital has a four hour time limit for the...

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Department of Finance

February 1st, 2024

Primary Medical Certificates To ask the Minister for Finance when the qualifying criteria for the primary medical certificate will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the...

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Taoiseach To Investigate PMC Eligibility…

February 1st, 2024

Moate's David Digan with Midlands Today Presenter Will Faulkner The Primary Medical Cert affects disabled drivers and passengers. The Taoiseach says he'll investigate the conditions of eligibility for the Primary...

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Housing adaption grants threshold to inc…

January 31st, 2024

The Government is intending to bump up the amount of grants for homes older than 12 months under the Housing Adaptation Grant for Older People and People with Disabilities from...

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Over 400 fines issued to people parking …

January 31st, 2024

While there's been a decrease in the numbers since 2021, the figures remain too high 407 fines have been issued to people parking in disability bays in Kilkenny in the...

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Limerick City and County Council and An …

January 29th, 2024

Limerick City and County Council and An Garda Siochana, jointly present ‘Think Before You Park’, a campaign to raise awareness among motorists about the far-reaching consequences of their parking choices...

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Department of Finance

January 27th, 2024

To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 266 of 20 June 2023, if he will agree that Regulation 10(5) is no longer legal and needs amendment;...

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Bermuda Triangle in Portlaoise.

January 25th, 2024

The offending triangle pictured to the right of the disabled space in Market Square, Portlaoise IT MAY not be in the same league as the famous Bermuda Triangle but a...

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Department of Transport Tourism and Spor…

January 24th, 2024

Paul Murphy(Dublin South West, RISE) 227 ...

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Westmeath amputee facing financial ruin …

January 24th, 2024

Westmeath man David Digan is awaiting to have a prosthetic robotic arm fitted. Father of one David Digan is battling to have his disability recognised. David Digan had to give...

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Department of Transport Tourism and Spor…

January 24th, 2024

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will outline the criteria required in order to obtain a disabled parking permit; if his Department has plans or...

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