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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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Personal Transportation Supports For Peo…

January 11th, 2022

More from Local News A Newbridge Councillor has said. It is a shocking indictment of the State’s treatment of disabled people that three transport support schemes are effectively closed, according...

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Urgent review of Disabled Drivers and Pa…

January 11th, 2022

A Donegal TD is supporting the resignation of the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, which plays a key role in a relief scheme related to vehicles for people with...

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I had to figure out how I fit into socie…

January 2nd, 2022

Paralympic gold-medal winner Ellen Keane is about to launch herself into the deep end by taking part in he’s doing the show to represent people with disabilities and gain the...

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New look Main street In Roscommon ensure…

January 2nd, 2022

The near completed streetscape works in Roscommon will ensure the town is accessible to all. That's according to Independent Councillor Kathleen Shanagher who says those who face mobility issues will...

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Council to consider piloting app to help…

January 1st, 2022

KILDARE Co Council is to investigate piloting the SpaceFinder service to help disabled drivers find parking spaces via an app. Kildare-Newbridge MD councillor Peggy O’Dwyer proposed the piloting of the...

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Narin is first in Europe with special fa…

January 1st, 2022

Leonard Molloy, chairman of the Dolmen Centre, and Paul Dawson at the new Changing Places Step Down facility at Narin beach. NARIN is the first beach in Europe to have...

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grant Sche…

December 31st, 2021

To support the wider availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) in Ireland’s small public service vehicle fleet, NTA is pleased to announce that the WAV Grant Scheme will run again...

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Navan bus service sees four fold jump in…

December 30th, 2021

Meath County Council has completed construction works associated with the delivery of new bus stop facilities in Navan. The works, funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA), has included the...

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Brexit Boris urged to act as blue badge …

December 28th, 2021

BRITISH blue badge parking passes for the disabled will no longer be recognised at EU holiday hotspots - leading to calls for the Government to rectify the situation. Many popular...

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First We Go Swing at Millenium Park Play…

December 26th, 2021

Fingal County Council announced the opening of Ireland’s first inclusive wheelchair accessible swing. Located in the playground at Millennium Park, Coolmine the new amenity opened on Saturday last (Dec 18)...

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More disabled parking spaces for Thurles

December 22nd, 2021

The regeneration plans for Liberty Square in Thurles will now include three disabled parking spaces, but there won’t be any in the new car park. There had been a number...

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New Spacefinder disabled parking app pro…

December 13th, 2021

'This is an app that identifies vacant disability car parking spaces thus making it easier for persons with disability to locate them' - Cllr Siobhán Ambrose Cllr Siobhán Ambrose requested...

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BREAKING Just collecting a pizza Tipp ga…

December 5th, 2021

Clonmel Community Policing on patrol on Saturday night issued a fixed charge notice of €150 to this vehicle (pictured above) whose driver parked in a disabled bay without a permit...

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Footpath driver has expensive trip to Po…

December 5th, 2021

The car parked fully on a footpath was slapped with a fine this evening A DRIVER in Portlaoise had an expensive trip today, after using a footpath as a ‘convenient’...

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Templemore driver parked in disabled par…

December 3rd, 2021

A Templemore driver who drove up at high speed into a car park in Thurles, before stopping in a disabled bay, was fined a total of €320 for motoring offences...

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Calls for publication of Cost of Disabil…

December 3rd, 2021

It has been three years since the ratification of the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities in Ireland Six leading disability and mental health umbrella organisations, representing...

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SpaceFinder App for disabled drivers has…

December 2nd, 2021

Brian Kennedy, Limerick City and County Council, wheelchair user and driver Steven Casey, Richard Ryder, Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland and Paul Fitzgerald, ParkMagic. No longer will disabled drivers need...

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Fines issued to two cars parked in disab…

November 30th, 2021

Fines have been issued to two cars parked in disabled bays in Waterford. Gardai from Waterford Roads Policing detected the cars parked in the bays on Saturday evening (November 27th)...

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