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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 12, 2006 14:51 by M Cotton   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 07, 2007 20:27)
Brian Cowen, Minister for Finance announced in his Budget speech on 6th Dec 06 an additional 100m to fund health related disability and mental health services in 2007. This funding incorporates the 2006-2009 multi-annual funding promised under the National Disability Strategy.

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national / health / disability issues / news report Monday December 11, 2006 14:20 by Miriam Cotton   text 5 comments (last - friday march 23, 2007 14:34)
There is a strong possibility that the judgment will be handed down in the High Court on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.

This case is of huge significance to all people with a disability, their family and friends and the professionals who serve them. Such is the importance of this case that our government spared no expense to fight Sean O'Cuanachain who has autism and his parents. The State employed two full legal teams, one for the Minister of Education, Mary Hanafin and the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney and one for the HSE to win the right to deny Sean the education that was clearly benefiting him. The case was heard for an unprecedented 68 days from January to July 2006 at the expense of many million euros. read full story / add a comment
antrim / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 24, 2006 22:30 by ASBO the holyland students   text 5 comments (last - tuesday may 18, 2010 21:59)
Surprise, surprise recent research by 'Save the children' and 'Childline', found bullying of children with learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities by both other children and teachers was widespread within mainstream schools. read full story / add a comment
cork / health / disability issues / news report Saturday October 07, 2006 20:45 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - sunday october 08, 2006 19:39)
Mags O’ Donoghue, Chairperson of the West Cork Parents Action Group and her fellow committee members are mighty women when it comes to organising information evenings and workshops for parents of children with special education needs. On Thursday 29th September WCPAG had another line up of interesting and informative speakers at a well-attended event at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway. It’s fair to say that WCPAG are making a significant impact on the level of awareness of our children’s’ educational and other needs and that parents, professionals, service providers and teachers in West Cork have much to be grateful to them for. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday September 30, 2006 17:06 by Annie Shipsea   text 6 comments (last - thursday november 23, 2006 11:05)
Try to overcome your revulsion/boredom/indifference or whatever it is that so many of you apparently well-meaining activists and Indymedia readers do when it comes to this issue, judging from the the general level of interest that these reports usually get. Five thousand comments on the disctinction between the SP and the SWP, about four on rights for people with disability. Pardon my bluffness but how about cutting us all some slack in this corner, eh? Maybe even give us some of your time and effort? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday September 21, 2006 11:41 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - friday september 22, 2006 12:52)
I have to take issue with Fergus Finlay’s article in last Tuesday's Irish Examiner (‘Aisling’s story shows how special people are doing it for themselves’).
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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday September 07, 2006 13:53 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - thursday september 07, 2006 17:43)
We're all aware of the contempt with which people with disability and their families are regarded by the state. And as if the present government were not already unpopular enough among this community of people, they have decided arbitrarily to slash the Carers Allowance which mothers of children with disability are entitled to. read full story / add a comment
Brian McKeown, Chapel Hill, Omeath. (left).  Hugh O'Hare, Newry.
louth / health / disability issues / news report Sunday August 20, 2006 12:46 by Sean Crudden   text 4 comments (last - friday october 12, 2007 11:37)   image 11 images
Niall Largey died in Belfast a few years ago at the age of 27 as a result of motor neurone disease. A fund has been set up in his memory. read full story / add a comment
longford / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Sunday July 23, 2006 15:34 by Sean Crudden   text 22 comments (last - tuesday march 31, 2009 12:36)
Why was John Carthy so isolated? Why was he one against many? What is the rationale for the Abbeylara siege? Why did John Carthy have to die? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday July 13, 2006 12:21 by Kathy Sinnott   text 2 comments (last - friday september 01, 2006 22:36)
I would like to publicly raise my concerns regarding the vulnerability of those citizens who are currently Wards of Court and who cannot speak up for themselves. read full story / add a comment
An inspiration: Dermot Brannick in 'Walking' documentary
international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday June 15, 2006 19:04 by Karla Healion   image 1 image
A young Irish man is flying to Arizona today (June 15) to begin an amazingly difficult journey of recovery from arthritus that's had him on crutches for almost a decade. His ordeal is being documented, and the film, 'Walking', will completed in 2008.
Nothing is more incredible, moving and noteworthy than a person's determination to show the world that he will never give up, will share every experience and- most of all-can recover one hundred per cent when the odds are against him. read full story / add a comment
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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday June 09, 2006 11:22 by Sean Crudden   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 10, 2006 12:43)   image 1 image
Mental illness and the treatment of mental illness have become conflated in the minds of lay people and professional alike. It is an astute practitioner who can distinguish the effects of treatment from the effects of illness when they look at a mental patient. In my humble opinion standard treatment contributes more to stigma and isolation of the mental patient than any underlying illness he or she may suffer from. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / press release Saturday April 29, 2006 23:16 by Ann K
From Monday or Tuesday May 1st-2nd, a patient information pack containing information about Parkinson's, about some of the complications that can occur and how they are best treated, and about the Parkinson's Association of Ireland, may b collected by every person with Parkinson's (or someone else on their behalf) from their local pharmacy. THis has been a huge project, and we hope to reach EVERY person with Parkinson's. There is no cost for this folder; it is free, and hopefully will be read from cover to cover! More than Meets the Eye - that's the campaign title - there is more than meets the eye to Parkinson's. read full story / add a comment
Sean Crudden
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday April 29, 2006 09:50 by Sean Crudden   image 1 image
The points system for entry into university is a token of what was a fascination in Ireland with selection processes. Is it time to relax? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Friday April 28, 2006 12:59 by Miriam Cotton   text 6 comments (last - friday may 05, 2006 19:41)
An advertisement has appeared in national papers today inviting applications from voluntary disability organisations to apply for money for, er, well, it's difficult to say actually. But it's definitely got something to do with 'developing operational capacity'. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday April 19, 2006 19:19 by Kathy Sinnott
For the past 11 weeks our Department of Education and Science and one of our Health Authorities have been in the High court spending millions of taxpayers’ money fighting to ensure that a young boy with special needs no longer gets the education that has been of great benefit to him over the last two years. I do not have to picture the spectacle, I know it well.
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Consultation with disabled required
mayo / health / disability issues / press release Friday April 14, 2006 15:10 by Cllr Keith Martin   text 22 comments (last - monday may 29, 2006 22:58)   image 1 image
Westport Town Council should be leading the way in the area of Disability Access read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / feature Sunday April 09, 2006 21:46 by Indymedia Ireland Editorial Group
Indymedia users highlight the lack of accessiblity for people with disabilities in Ireland today with their personal accounts. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 29, 2006 13:29 by Miriam Cotton   text 5 comments (last - thursday march 30, 2006 17:27)
I don’t know the last time the Irish Examiner bothered to write about the subject of disability but it is a certainty that the issue is not a priority for the paper’s editors in the normal run of events and it has negligible coverage in its pages. For instance, if you compare its coverage of the subject of horseracing or business issues, disability trails well behind either despite its significance to huge numbers of people.
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Sorry, regulars only !
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 29, 2006 05:00 by John Aherne   text 23 comments (last - saturday march 21, 2009 12:20)   image 1 image
Can anyone tell me as to why it is so difficult to have a basic need catered to regarding accessibility in
Ireland? In this day and age you would think firstly that pure and utter logic would prevail, but with my expieriences, and with the so called "Celtic Tiger" we are years away from being a society that open doors. read full story / add a comment
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