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dublin / health / disability issues / event notice Thursday June 02, 2011 14:30 by Richard Boyd Barrett T.D.
What: Meeting to start fighting against the cuts in special needs education
When: Wednesday 15th June at 16:30
Where: The Temple Bar Hotel, Fleet Street, Dublin 2 read full story / add a comment
Patrick Preston and Deborah
dublin / health / disability issues / other press Friday June 18, 2010 11:55 by tolkarovers   image 1 image
NORTHSIDE People has learned that a local respite centre used by 80 people with intellectual disabilities is being shut down at the end of the month. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / other press Thursday April 22, 2010 02:09 by Robbie Sinnott   text 2 comments (last - thursday april 22, 2010 09:15)
Among other things, Richar Patterson says that Black liberation is more advanced than the liberation of Visually impaired [hear here]; that he was never ashamed of being black, but was ashamed of his visual impaierment. [interaction with the 'normal' people' is a strange nexus]

He also describes some of the practical difficulties in processing information with a visual impairement. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / press release Monday April 05, 2010 04:20 by Ann Keilthy
Each page in this new website has one topic plus a selection of questions you might ask answered. Not too much information at a time, and ideal for those starting out. Launched in Ireland to mark Brain Awareness Week in March, this website, www.parkinsonsdecisionaid.eu.com, informs and encourages you to discuss the contents with your doctor - patient education and empowerment. read full story / add a comment
EXIT
national / health / disability issues / news report Friday March 12, 2010 14:03 by Listener   text 4 comments (last - saturday march 13, 2010 02:03)   image 1 image
A Dublin radio station was forced to issue a personal apology to Minister Mary Harney yesterday after claims about her private life were made on air. Harney's long trip to Australia and New Zealand and absence from the country during the X-ray crisis in Tallaght Hospital has been a source of controversy. You can hear the comments at the link.

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/ntddtntwvd--nell-mcc...arney read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / press release Tuesday February 16, 2010 01:43 by James Connolly
RSYM: "House the Homeless!"
RSYM House the Homeless Campaign

Over the last number of weeks the Republican Socialist Youth Movement has been agitating over the issue of homelessness in Ireland. With young activists in areas such as Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Ennis, Derry, Sligo, Strabane, Tipperary and Galway taking part in our ’House the Homeless’ campaign which was designed to highlight the plight of some of the most vulnerable people in Irish society today. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday January 14, 2010 14:00 by DCTV   video 1 video file
Access for All is a four-part series, which looks at some of the issues facing the disabled community in Dublin. Each episode looks at a particular issue from the viewpoint of people with disabilities. The series participants speak candidly about their experiences in the areas of: Education; Family; Media and Disability; Sexuality and Relationships. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 13, 2009 19:51 by Declan Murphy   text 2 comments (last - sunday may 30, 2010 00:21)
The Whittemore Peterson Institute, Reno, USA recently discovered a strong link between retrovirus XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME as it is also known. Their findings are some of the most significant in recent medical history, especially for the millions of ME/CFS patients worldwide, who have struggled with the controversy and skepticism that has surrounded the illness for many years. read full story / add a comment
Declan Sweeney, Director of ReConnect Autism
national / health / disability issues / press release Tuesday October 27, 2009 09:55 by Biddy Hughes   text 1 comment (last - tuesday october 27, 2009 12:14)   image 2 images
Launching today, ReConnect Autism Consultancy and Training delivers autism consultancy and training services to parents of children on the autism spectrum that result in improved quality of life. Based in Wicklow and servicing families nationwide, ReConnect Autism recently won a Social Entrepreneurs Ireland award for the social contribution of bringing the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) programme to Ireland. ReConnect Autism is headed up by Declan Sweeney B.Sc. ACE (Autism) who brings over 16 years experience in delivering autism services in the U.K. as well as working as a Team Leader on the U.K.’s Autism Services Accreditation Programme. Please visit www.ReConnectAutism.org for more information. read full story / add a comment
kerry / health / disability issues / event notice Thursday August 06, 2009 11:02 by seán moraghan
People Before Profit Alliance has been invited to attend, and we will support and promote, the following *local protest* against the Bord Snip report.

Protest organised by Kerry Network of People with Disabilities.

Please assemble at The Pikeman statue, Denny Street, MONDAY 17th August @ 2pm

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international / health / disability issues / news report Wednesday July 08, 2009 10:54 by Sevinch Karaca
In recent weeks, EI member organisation Egitim-Sen and the Confederation of Public Employees’ Unions (KESK) .. have suffered a series of attacks by the Turkish authorities, including the occupation and searches of the trade union premises by the security forces, arrest and preventive detention of trade union leaders and the use of excessive violence by the police against teachers demonstrating peacefully (...) On 29 May 2009, EI, together with the ITUC, wrote to the Turkish Government to protest against these anti-union attacks. Egitim-Sen and KESK received support from many trade union organisations around the world. However the authorities disregarded the international appeals to stop the attacks. Join EI in our appeal to stop the attacks on trade unions! There are currently still 22 Egitim-Sen and KESK officials in detention, including the women secretaries of both organisations. Go to www.ei-ie.org/turkey to read/sign Urgent Action Appeal..
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national / health / disability issues / news report Saturday May 23, 2009 16:37 by Michael Gallagher   text 3 comments (last - monday may 25, 2009 13:02)   image 13 images   video 1 video file
dublin / health / disability issues / event notice Wednesday January 07, 2009 11:28 by bot
RAG Open Meeting: Feminism and Disability read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / press release Monday August 25, 2008 02:01 by Ann Keilthy   text 1 comment (last - sunday april 04, 2010 15:25)
The EPDA - European Parkinson's Disease Association - has initiated a campaign to "Make Parkinson's Livable" and increase awareness of this often distressing condition.
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cork / health / disability issues / event notice Wednesday June 04, 2008 20:21 by Madandproud   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 08, 2010 15:25)
The brainchild of John McCarthy, a Cork-based campaigner for the rights of people suffering from mental illness, "Mad Pride" aims to dispel commonly held misconceptions about mental illness.

The day itself has a firm emphasis on fun for all the family. According to John McCarthy, there will be no leaflets, no preaching and lectures, just "a bit of craic". read full story / add a comment
Irish Schools Map Site
national / health / disability issues / other press Tuesday March 25, 2008 19:45 by C Murray   text 3 comments (last - thursday march 27, 2008 08:22)   image 1 image
The I.T Newswire is full of Information on the attendance of Mary Hanafin TD at the INTO Conference.
headlines emerging discuss the secularisation of the Primary School System (only the religious would
put up with the degradation that seems obvious to most parents..) and the ongoing 'reform'of the sector.
I though that our 'Multi-culturalism' was strictly of White-eastern Europeans and bi-lingual Polish community,
given the fight that many Nigerian parents have had to put up to have their kids access health and education
services. Ms Hanafin did not dissapoint, her speech is accessible to download at:-
http://www.into.ie/ROI , it is currently unavailable on http://www.education.ie (Department of Education and Science) read full story / add a comment
Tom Isaacs at the end of his walk around Briitain's coastline
national / health / disability issues / press release Thursday March 13, 2008 17:17 by Ann Keilthy   image 1 image
We have had a week of events around the theme of the brain, and awareness of the 700.000 people in Ireland with a brain disorder ranging from Migraine, Acquired Brain Injury to MS and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, all events coordinated through the Neurological Alliance of Ireland. This week, Internatinal Brain Awareness Week has received a huge amount of publicity, focussing as it has on personal experiences, and an honest look at the present state of services for those with a neurological disorder in Ireland - through the media - TV, radio, newspapers, the internet, and conferences and meetings. On Sunday (March 16th), the last day of Brain Awareness Week, the PALS branch of the Parkinson's Association (the branch for those diagnosed at a younger age) have a special meeting, in the Marine Hotel in Sutton at 3pm on Sunday March 16th, which is an open meeting because of its relevance to the Week, and indeed because it is testimony to the strength of the human spirit. read full story / add a comment
kerry / health / disability issues / press release Saturday December 22, 2007 22:02 by sean moraghan   text 8 comments (last - sunday december 30, 2007 18:45)
Cancer Services in Kerry General Hospital are to be removed and relocated to Cork. There will supposedly be a better system of care there under one of several national ‘centres of excellence’.
But that means that patients from Kerry could have a two-hour trip each way (or longer) to access treatment. That is in direct contradiction to the HSE’s statements that care of patients should be given as close to their homes as possible, and that there should be a greater emphasis on delivery of care in the local community.
Long trips on top of treatments and trauma can hardly constitute excellent care. read full story / add a comment
kerry / health / disability issues / event notice Saturday December 22, 2007 17:56 by Joe Schmoh

A candlelight vigil will take place at Tralee General Hospital, tomorrow Sunday 23d December at 2PM.

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kerry / health / disability issues / event notice Friday December 21, 2007 18:52 by Joe Schmoh
A Candlelight vigil will be held at Tralee General Hospital to protest the withdrawal of Cancer services.
(Called by the ICA)
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