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Disability rights activist Joanne O'Riordan led a massive demonstration on the Rights of People with Disabilities to Dail Eireann, Dublin on March 30th 2017…

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Disability rights activist Joanne O'Riordan, with representatives of more than 100 disability organisations nationwide, led a public demonstration in Dublin on Thursday, March 30th 2017, seeking to highlight the 10-year anniversary of Ireland's failure to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

Gunnel Janeslätt, Lydia Springer and Sandra Melander bring an insight into how this complex issue is approached by services in Uppsala, Sweden...

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Vulnerable children with vulnerable parents Studies show that families where parents have cognitive difficulties, including intellectual disabilities (ID), are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. Both parents and their children often live under poor economic conditions, are socially isolated, have little or no access ...

Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir and James Gordon Rice give the view from Iceland of the challenges for parents with an intellectual disability, following their research project, sponsored by a University of Iceland Research Grant…

It is well known that disabled parents, especially parents with ID, are having their children removed from them at a much higher rate than other parents. The evidence used to support custody deprivation (in the absence of any solid evidence of neglect or abuse, which of course does happen) will often draw upon mundane events and observations from everyday life that become distorted, exaggerated, misinterpreted or given an unwarranted significance. This type of practice initiated the study we want to tell you about.

Deirdre Corby has sent in details to Frontline Magazine Ireland of a new programme launching in Dublin City University for people with an Intellectual Disability and others with in the field…

The School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU are launching a new programme in the area of relationships and sexuality for people with an Intellectual Disability. It is open to all

John Dolan, Seanadóir and CEO of the Disability Federation of Ireland, was successful in his bid for the Seanad in 2016. Here, he outlines his reasons for entering the race...

I have been asked to outline why I am a candidate for the Seanad election. Put simply the Dail is the assembly of publicly elected representatives who elect the Taoiseach, eventually, and to whom the Government report. The Seanad is elected by less than 1,200 people, namely the members of every County and City Council, the newly elected TDs and the outgoing 60 Seanad members.

Why we should all support the Love Not Hate Campaign – by Ian McGahon of Sunbeam House Services...

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Recently, Inclusion Ireland signed up as a supporter to the Love Not Hate Campaign. What exactly is the Love Not Hate Campaign? Why should it be supported by people with disabilities and disability advocacy and human rights organisations? Why do we need the campaign in Ireland and what does it propose?

My journey to Brussels to the European Parliament supported by Cheeverstown House.

I travelled to the EU parliament in Brussels on November 17th 2015. The conference was organised by Inclusion Europe and it concentrated on Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The focus of the conference was on supporting people with an intellectual disability to live independent lives in their communities.

The theme of the National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference (12th October) in Croke Park is ensuring the availability of mainstream public services for people with disabilities. The How Walkable Is Your Town? report took centre-stage at the launch by Minister Frances Fitzgerald…

It has been Government policy for the last fifteen years, and a legal requirement for the last ten years, that mainstream public services would be planned and delivered to include people with disabilities....