People aged 60 or over and healthcare workers are currently being offered a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose at least 5 months after their last vaccine. If you have had COVID-19, and you’re due to get a booster vaccine dose, you’ll need to wait until around 6 months after your positive test result. People with high-risk […]
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We’re supporting the #patientsdeservebetter campaign for more neurology nurses which is coming to Galway for the month of December. Register for the online launch at 12pm on Tuesday 30th November here. MDI is a member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.
What: Free 1 day online event for students and adults with disabilities and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, or with mental health conditions, exploring post-secondary school options in education in the Republic of Ireland. You can register and find out more here here. When: Better Options 2021 will take place online via […]
MDI would like to inform you about our MDI Christmas Virtual Events taking place in December that may be of interest to you and your family. MDI Members Christmas Virtual ADULT Events: MDI Catch the Phrase, (based on popular TV show), Tuesday 7th of December from 7:30 pm to 8:30pm via zoom MDI Christmas Festive Quiz, […]
Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said that personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate, unfair and inequitable. In his report, ‘Grounded: Unequal access for people with disabilities to personal transport schemes’, published today, the Ombudsman says that both he and his predecessors received many complaints about three schemes – the Motorised Transport Grant, the […]
We are delighted to share the news that the resolution, ‘Addressing the challenges of persons living with a rare disease and their families’, was unanimously adopted by the Third Committee of the United Nations on 15 November. This is an important milestone and step towards adoption of #UNResolution4Rare at the General Assembly in December. Ireland […]
Ireland’s first Adult Safeguarding Day public awareness event takes place on Friday, 19 November. You can read a booklet that explains what safeguarding involves here. And you can watch a video about safeguarding adults with disabilities here. Or check out the Safeguarding Ireland website for lots more information here.
AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY – BREAKING OUT – IN CINEMAS 19 NOVEMBER MDI staff, Elaine McDonnell, Jimmy Murray, Darren Lyons and Sheila Murphy were delighted to attend the preview screening in Dublin of Breaking Out. Breaking Out is the remarkable story of Cork born singer-songwriter Fergus O’Farrell, the charismatic voice of Interference, one of the most compelling […]
The Disabled Drivers Association Ireland (DDAI) is hosting a free webinar explaining the Disabled Drivers and Passengers Tax Relief Scheme on Thursday 25 November at 5pm. The presenters will be Kenneth Fox, DDAI and their guest, Patricia Kelly, from the Revenue Commissioners. It will cover the following topics: What is the scheme Refund limits Application […]
Barretstown are running two new bereavement camps this December. The dates are Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th December OR Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th December. There will be 12 families at each weekend and their hope is that for the 2nd camp in spring of 2022 that they can bring both camps together. They have the following […]