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Rachel embraces a whole new world of independent living in Monksland

Ballyforan native Rachel Kelly has a hectic social life between attending her local gym, meeting friends for drinks, soccer training, and regular trips to the local Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone. Nothing out of the ordinary for a 23-year-old woman but the extraordinary thing is that Rachel is one of the first participants in StepIn, a unique supported living network for people with learning disabilities.

Michael D Higgins pledges to break down negative attitudes about mental illness

Michael D Higgins this week pledged to break down negative attitudes and discrimination surrounding mental illness if elected president of Ireland.

Sport and disability conference

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Mayo Sports Partnership is to host an activity, accessibility, and healthy lifestyle themed conference on Thursday October 6, in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, from 9.30am to 4pm.

Disability leader to launch Dail campaign in city tonight

A Co Galway man who has been a campaigner for people with disabilities for more than 10 years and who will run as an independent candidate in the general election will launch his Dail campaign tonight (Thursday) at Munroe’s in Dominick Street at 8pm.

Longford-Westmeath TD attends pre-election campaign launch on disability issues

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The next Government’s policy in relation to disability issues must prioritise supports for independent living for people with disabilities in counties Longford and Westmeath. That’s according to the Centre for Independent Living (CIL), which launched a political awareness campaign in advance of the forthcoming general election in Dublin last week.

Distinguished professor with background in learning disabiity services to speak at NUI, Galway

A distinguised professor with a background in learning disability services, who has produced several important research documents, will speak at NUI Galway tonight (Thursday).

Westport is among the most wheelchair accessible towns

There are 700 car parking spaces in the town core of Westport, of which 31 are disabled car parking spaces. Nineteen of these spaces are fully accessible for wheelchair users. The remaining 12 are ambulant disabled car parking spaces, provided for non wheelchair users.

Charity to research social participation of people with disabilities

Enable Ireland Disability Services is asking people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities in Mayo to take part in an online survey investigating their experiences of taking part in social and leisure activities.

World expert to speak at NUIG Galway on rights of people with disabilities

One the world’s leading thinkers on equality and non-discrimination law will give a public lecture at NUI Galway tomorrow (Friday).

City council launches access awareness campaign

Today sees the launch of the Galway City Council’s new access awareness advertising campaign as part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


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