Rare Diseases Ireland has published a new research study which reveals that 86 per cent of Irish parents want to know if their newborn has a rare condition, even if it is not yet treatable. 65 per cent of parents are in favour of screening newborns for as many rare conditions as possible. The study, […]
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We wish to share an invitation from Independent Living Movement Ireland to disabled people. As Long As We Remember, They Live With Us: Wednesday 6th April 7:30pm A Memorial to James Brosnan, Dr. John Roche and Hubert McCormack In a relatively short space of time, the Independent Living Movement has lost three members, mentors, comrades, […]
We wish to let you know that it is time to renew membership with Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. If you wish to renew, we kindly ask that you do so by 30 April. Annual membership is €15. You can find out more and renew here.
It’s hard to find the words sometimes. To know what to say, or how, or when to say it. We had Hubert for that. To liven up the party with story or a song. To take it long into the night, past the “fear” but never the fun. We had Hubert for that. To say […]
It is with immense sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved colleague, Hubert McCormack. MDI express our heartfelt sympathy to Hubert’s mother Rosie, his sister Marell, extended family, and all his friends, PAs and colleagues. Funeral details can be viewed here. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. We shall not see his like again.
MDI is delighted to mark #CareDay22, a global celebration (and the world’s largest celebration) of the rights of children and young people with experience of care. It takes place on Friday 18 February and is the 7th annual Care Day! This year’s theme, “It takes a village”, focuses on how different people in communities can […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]