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Publication of Penalty Charge Notice Statistics 2017

The Penalty Charge Notice Statistics 2017 report is now available. This report presents data on Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued during 2017 for vehicles found to be parked in contravention... Read more

Mum who lost arm denied disability grant because she still has one healthy …

Carol Haslam (38) is calling for an immediate review of the criteria which makes her ineligible for the grant to adapt her car, despite the fact she is an amputee... Read more

Your opinion have we become more rude as motorists since days of the recess…

Illegal parking in disabled spot They say there are two sides to every story. That has certainly been borne out by the arguments around our piece last week in which... Read more

Motorist fined by gardai in Limerick for parking in wheelchair space

GARDAI in Limerick have fined a motorist for parking in a wheelchair space without the proper permit. The motorist was issued a fixed charged penalty notice for parking in the... Read more

Three year catch 22 battle for a home after spinal injury

NUI Galway neuro science graduate caught in regulatory limbo with HSE and council Geraldine Lavelle has been living in a so-called congregated setting in Sligo for three years. She says... Read more

Eddie Cunningham Parking on corners and ignoring disabled parking slots... …

Gardaí shared this image of a car in Limerick parked across two disabled parking spots in December of last year. We're losing the run of ourselves again, I fear. I... Read more

Last year alone I d say I was let down by our transport system over 20 time…

Wheelchair user Alannah Murray (21) was left in snow in Dublin last week because spaces were filled with buggies Padraic Moran addressing the Oireachtas Transport Committee meeting on Wednesday. Minister... Read more

Poverty and people with disabilities

Sir, – I refer to your editorial of February 5th on the issue of the ever-widening poverty gap for people with disabilities. The extra costs associated with having a disability... Read more

Fixed charge fine for drivers who park illegally in disabled parking spaces…

The fixed charge fine for drivers who park illegally in disabled parking spaces needs to be substantially increased – that’s according to the Social Democrats’ candidate for Roscommon-Galway, Ken Campbell... Read more

MCC to increase fine for illegally parking in disabled bays

Meath County Council has announced that the fine for parking illegally in a disabled bay is increasing from 80 to 150 Euro. The new increased fine will come into force... Read more

Man 70 slams Council s attitude to parking for disabled in Bantry

One of the two disabled parking spaces which is located at the Harbour View carpark in Bantry. A 70-YEAR-OLD man with a disability has accused Cork County Council of ‘setting... Read more

Postman fined EUR 100 for parking in disabled space outside post office

A postman who parked in a disabled parking bay outside Lifford Post office while collecting letters has been fined €100. The employee appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with parking... 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.