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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
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
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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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
mayo / health / disability issues / news report Monday November 12, 2007 13:22 by Cllr Keith Martin   text 1 comment (last - monday november 12, 2007 19:29)   image 1 image
Caring for a relative can be a stressful and traumatic experience. The Government should do its best to help. I am upset at how many people are left caring for others and are given no support due to a means test. Anyone who cares deserves the backup of a Carer's allowance.

How many of these allowances could be paid out of Bertie Ahern's self granted pay rise?

Who deserves the money more? Bertie Ahern? or the carers in Westport? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Sunday October 21, 2007 22:49 by Seosamh an Chnoic   text 2 comments (last - monday october 22, 2007 09:57)   image 1 image
How an irish middle class person's ideological beliefs led him to a life of poverty, and how he found his way out of that dark wood. read full story / add a comment
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louth / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 09, 2007 16:43 by Sean Crudden   text 6 comments (last - wednesday october 17, 2007 20:42)   image 1 image
It is scarcely enough to make a gesture towards mental patients and the mentally ill on one day of the year only. However, to mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2007) I am posting an article which I wrote quite a few weeks ago to suggest to indymedia readers the extent of real globalisation in establishment efforts to overcome the problem of mental illness. However, as with globalisation in other areas, the question arises of how far we are on the right track? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Tuesday August 28, 2007 14:13 by Con Carroll   text 1 comment (last - tuesday august 28, 2007 14:21)
for those of the right and liberal. who tell us that exploitation is of the past. would be of no shock to many of us who experienced it. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Monday May 28, 2007 14:00 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 79 comments (last - wednesday december 12, 2007 05:10)   image 7 images
Today I attended a solidarity vigil for Gary MacLennan outside his QUT (Queensland University of Technology) disciplinary hearing. Gary and a fellow QUT academic John Hookam, are facing disciplinary hearings and possible dismissals, for objecting to a PhD project entitled "Laughing at the Disabled". Check the link below for background on the case.....
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national / health / disability issues / press release Monday May 14, 2007 15:59 by Ann K
A new booklet dealing with a difficult subject in a positive and reassuring way; cognitive problems - including dementia - in Parkinson's. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday April 26, 2007 12:46 by Miriam Cotton   text 4 comments (last - thursday may 17, 2007 17:35)
The full text of the High Court judgment in the O' Cuanachain case was due to be delivered tomorrow 27th April. But they chickened out. Would this by any chance be connected to the forthcoming election? You can bet on it. It would have been interesting to see what form of casuistry they had come up with to justify this callous and discriminatory judgment. read full story / add a comment
international / health / disability issues / news report Friday April 13, 2007 21:42 by Kevin t. Walsh   text 11 comments (last - sunday march 23, 2008 15:06)   image 2 images
The other day I received through my door a booklet on Fine Gael's Lucinda Creighton. The name rang a bell for one main reason. A lady of 29 years facing eviction last October and three emails I sent to Lucinda Creighton.

Eventually with my partner Michelle and the assistance of Ruari Quinn we got an extension for this woman of several months.

I ask where is this woman's humanity towards the vulnerable people, she is supposed to represent in Dublin 4. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Monday January 22, 2007 12:09 by Anne Devlin   text 9 comments (last - wednesday may 26, 2010 21:34)
Possibly like many if not most other people, I thought Foetal Alcohol Syndrome was a condition that affected the children of alcoholics – those who drank every day throughout their pregnancy or binged regularly. I knew that a couple of glasses of wine with a meal once every week or two wouldn’t do any harm, particularly later in pregnancy. I was supported in that belief by many a doctor and magazine or newspaper article. True, some people said it would be better not to drink but in a context where a glass of Guinness a day was even said to be good for babies because of the nutrients it contained, the total abstainers seemed extreme in their caution. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday January 05, 2007 20:21 by Sean Crudden   text 5 comments (last - wednesday september 26, 2007 20:37)
The name "National Disability Authority" had a certain ring about it when it was set up in 2000 A.D. It seemed as if a strict teacher was being appointed to the task of preventing disabled people from being bullied any longer. However the fear now materialises that "authority" is the last thing disabled people want in their lives. Indeed most people are uncomfortable with the idea of authority and we all resent people who set themselves up to tell us what we can and cannot do. A cynical observer might conclude that the NDA has morphed into an organisation which colludes in the oppression of disabled people? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 12, 2006 14:51 by M Cotton   text 2 comments (last - wednesday february 07, 2007 20:27)
Brian Cowen, Minister for Finance announced in his Budget speech on 6th Dec 06 an additional 100m to fund health related disability and mental health services in 2007. This funding incorporates the 2006-2009 multi-annual funding promised under the National Disability Strategy.

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national / health / disability issues / news report Monday December 11, 2006 14:20 by Miriam Cotton   text 5 comments (last - friday march 23, 2007 14:34)
There is a strong possibility that the judgment will be handed down in the High Court on Wednesday, December 13, 2006.

This case is of huge significance to all people with a disability, their family and friends and the professionals who serve them. Such is the importance of this case that our government spared no expense to fight Sean O'Cuanachain who has autism and his parents. The State employed two full legal teams, one for the Minister of Education, Mary Hanafin and the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney and one for the HSE to win the right to deny Sean the education that was clearly benefiting him. The case was heard for an unprecedented 68 days from January to July 2006 at the expense of many million euros. read full story / add a comment
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