Disability

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Cork lawyer Dr Sinead Kane has been named as one of 20 finalists in the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) programme in recognition of her personal accomplishments. Dr Kane is a keynote speaker, double PhD doctorate, double Guinness World Record holder, lecturer on disability

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A cinema chain has settled a disability discrimination claim brought by a woman who uses a wheelchair with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Leah Batchelor is a user of the CEA card scheme, which allows people who need additional support in public to receive an additional co

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Children with disabilities are being excluded from consultations on laws, policies and programmes affecting them, a new report has found. Researchers at NUI Galway School of Law and the Institute for Lifecourse and Society have found "several instances whereby children with disabilities have not had

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A 200-year-old law preventing wards of court from marrying has been repealed following a legal challenge. The Marriage of Lunatics Act 1811 was repealed on Monday through the commencement of section 7(1) of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

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The government has published a consultation draft of Ireland's first state report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was ratified by the State in 2018. The report describes how each article of the Convention is being implemented in Ireland and notes significant

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Geraldine McGahey, chief commission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, notes the continued importance of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a day dedicated to promote full and equal participation of people

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A man with an intellectual disability has gone to the High Court to challenge laws preventing him from marrying. The man, known only as V, was prevented from marrying his fiancée last year following an application to the High Court to have him made a ward of court.

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The High Court has allowed the appeal of Robert Cunningham, a prison officer employed by the Irish Prison Service (IPS). In the course of his duties he suffered two assaults by prisoners, which resulted in him suffering a serious back injury, which has required three operations.

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Disabled prison officers have a right to reasonable workplace accommodations to facilitate their work, judges have ruled. The High Court ruled this morning that the Labour Court was wrong in law to find that the Irish Prison Service (IPS) had a blanket exemption in relation to providing reasonable a

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Disabled people working in the legal profession face outmoded practices that hamper their efforts to build successful careers, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University. Many of the participants – drawn from across the legal profession – told researchers they hide the

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