It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Derek Farrell RIP. Derek was the CEO of the DDAI for 17 years and was a member the board of directors until his retirement in 2019. Derek's involvement with the DDAI spanned 31 years and he has left an indelible stamp on the organisation. He will be sadly missed. https://rip.ie/death-no…/derek-farrell-caragh-kildare/415608
New Date DDAI 50th AGM
The DDAI AGM will take place on Wednesday 7th October at 5pm. This years AGM will be on online event only. To register for the Webinar please login to the member area of the DDAI website.
As a disabled driver or passenger purchasing an Electric Vehicle (EV) you can claim the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) grant independent of any other tax benefit you may receive.
The maximum grant available is €5,000 – for further information on the level of grants available please visit www.seai.ie
As of February 2020, disabled drivers and disabled passengers whose vehicles are tax exempt under the drivers and passengers with disabilities tax relief scheme are exempt from tolls on each toll road in the state.
Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emission Levy
IMPORTANT: If a vehicle is exempt under the Disabled Drivers & Passengers Tax Relief Scheme, the NOx is included in the exemption. If NOx has been paid there will be refund given shortly.
Europcar Mobility Group Ireland partners with the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland
in a new mobility initiative
Europcar Mobility Group Ireland has partnered with the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland in a new initiative to make their Dublin Airport locations as accessible and convenient as possible for customers with limited mobility.
Blue Badge, Parking Card, Disability badge etc. it has many names, but what exactly is it?
Do you think you or someone you know is entitled to get Parking Permit? Check out our NEW Eligibility Wizard here - http://bit.ly/2PboY2s
Choosing a car can be a complicated decision. Manufacturers' brochures and test reports in magazines will help you weigh up and compare such things as performance, running costs and reliability. However, if you have a disability or are just getting older, there are additional things you may need to consider.
Personal Contract Plan (PCP Finance) Eligibility and the Disabled Drivers & Passengers Tax Relief Scheme
There has been much discussion on whether PCP finance is an acceptable form of finance by Revenue when purchasing a vehicle through the Disabled Drivers & Passengers Tax Relief Scheme. Please see the paragraph below from the VRT7 booklet (revised September 18) produced by REVENUE.