‘Your Guide to our Schemes and Services: Illness, Disability and Caring’ has been published by the Department of Social Protection. You can find out more information and access the guide, here.
Campaign for more neurology nurses comes to Sligo for February
We’re supporting the #patientsdeservebetter campaign for more neurology nurses which is coming to Sligo for the month of February. MDI is a member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland. Register for the online launch on Tue 1st Feb at 12.00 here. Find out more about the campaign here.
NEW MULTI-SPORT JUNIOR CLUB FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 to 15 YEARS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES, CO CAVAN
A new multi-sport club is launching on Tuesday, 8 February 2022 at Stradone Community Centre, Co Cavan from 6 to 7pm and will be meeting weekly for an initial 8-week period. It is aimed at children aged 5 to 15 years with physical disabilities to provide them with opportunities to locally engage in sporting and […]
NATIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY FOR DISABLED PEOPLE PUBLISHED
Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has welcomed the recent publication of the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027. Disabled people, like others in Ireland, have been living with a housing crisis for years – with thousands waiting on housing lists, unable to afford to adapt their homes or inappropriately housed. This policy was urgently […]
IHREC, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission are running a campaign at the moment, ‘Because we’re all human Means we’re all equal’, to create awareness about our attitudes towards people with disabilities. You can watch 13 people across Ireland share their experiences of living with a disability to promote greater awareness and see more campaign […]
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM HSE
Changes to isolation and close contact rules: From today, Friday 14th January, the rules around self-isolation and close contacts have changed. As before, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should immediately self-isolate and get tested. People aged 0-3 and people aged 40 and over and all healthcare workers should get a PCR test. People aged 4-39 […]
JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATES WITH DISABILITIES
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has partnered with AHEAD to recruit a graduate with a disability for one ring-fenced role on the NTMA Graduate Programme commencing in September 2022. The programme is open to graduates with degrees in Accountancy/ Commerce/Finance/Economics or a related discipline. The closing date for applications is Monday 24 January 2022 at 12pm. […]
Ryan Tubridy interviews Conor McAuley – Growing up with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
20-year-old Conor McAuley was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was three years old. He spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning about growing up with DMD, coming to terms with the condition, his current interests and career ambitions, and his involvement in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Youth Leadership Programme and other projects. You can […]
Waterford launch of campaign for more neurology nurses
We’re supporting the #patientsdeservebetter campaign for more neurology nurses which is coming to Waterford for the month of January. Register here for the online launch at 12pm on Tuesday 18th January. MDI is a member of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.
Virtual conference led by and aimed at students with disabilities
AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2022, taking place January 20th and 21st. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers […]