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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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Carrick on Shannon local calls for immed…

November 19th, 2021

Streetworks in Carrick-on-Shannon are due to be complete in the coming months. A Carrick-on-Shannon resident says she can no longer access shops and services due to the removal of disability...

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Are e scooters safe for ALL road users. …

November 19th, 2021

Three organisations have expressed their concerns recently about the safety of e-scooter use in Ireland. They say the Government has not considered the needs of disabled pedestrians in the new...

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All new Renault Kangoo Van E Tech Electr…

November 19th, 2021

The new Kangoo Van E-Tech electric will be sold throughout Europe starting in spring 2022. Renault boasts of being a pioneer in electric mobility and a leader in electric commercial...

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Fine issued for truck blocking disabled …

November 15th, 2021

The offending vehicle, pictured by Waterford Garda this morning. Image: A Fixed Charge Penalty Notice (FCPN) was issued to the driver of a truck in Waterford city centre this morning...

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Man fined EUR 100 for parking car in Tul…

November 10th, 2021

A FINE of €100 was imposed on a man who parked in a disabled parking space in Tullamore without having a valid badge. Paul Duca, 26, Hanover Court, Kennedy Avenue...

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Van driver blasted for taking up two dis…

November 10th, 2021

The driver was hit by a Fixed Charge Notice by the gardai A van driver has been blasted by social media users for taking up two disabled parking bays on...

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The 23 medical conditions you must decla…

November 9th, 2021

Motorists are warned that if they fail to disclose a medical condition they could face fines or even criminal sanctions There are strict rules attached to the driving licence application...

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Department of Finance

November 5th, 2021

To ask the Minister for Finance the status of the comprehensive review into the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme; when proposals will be presented and considered by his Department;...

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Mayo applicants requiring adapted vehicl…

October 21st, 2021

Primary medical certificate appeals are resulting in significant delays and frustration for applicants who require adapted vehicles, a Mayo TD has highlighted. Deputy Alan Dillon said following a Supreme Court...

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Department of Finance

October 15th, 2021

Vehicle Registration Tax To ask the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 1225 of 9 September 2021, if he will address further matters regarding VRT (); and if...

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Annual Reports of the Ombudsman for 2018…

October 7th, 2021

I wish to raise some formal notices regarding privilege and members. I remind members of the constitutional requirement that they must be physically present within the confines of the place...

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Access means everything to people with d…

October 7th, 2021

I’m going to start this week’s column with a confession. I’m owning up to a major admission of fact – it’s something I am finally going to come clean about...

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Vehicle adaptation what s available for …

September 30th, 2021

There have never been so many ways to adapt vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. From specially adapted vehicles with different controls for drivers, to wheelchair...

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How easy is it to navigate Cork city if …

September 21st, 2021

This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland. Kathriona Devereux tells us more This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by...

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Make way for the disabled and end our ci…

September 21st, 2021

This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland. Kathriona Devereux tells us more This Friday is ‘Make Way Day’, a campaign organised by...

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Irish wheelchair covers Izzy Wheels to j…

September 21st, 2021

The company, founded by two sisters from Galway, is collaborating with Disney to create wheelchair covers starring beloved characters from Frozen, Toy Story, The Lion King, and more. Izzy Wheels...

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Analysis Negative reference linked to a …

September 20th, 2021

Barry Walsh, head of Fieldfisher Ireland’s employment department, comments on a recent case involving disability discrimination. Employers are often asked by employees to provide references for future would-be employers or...

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Kilkenny prepares for annual one day acc…

September 20th, 2021

Kilkenny will be put to the test for basic access issues this Friday, September 24 when the 'Make Way Day' campaign returns, with a testing twist. The campaign organisers the...

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