People with disabilities slam Irish Rail notification policy

People with disabilities are hitting out at Irish Rail over a new policy requiring them to give four hours notice of travel if they need help.

A protest over the issue took place yesterday at Connolly Station in Dublin, to where the many disabled people from the north west travel on the Sligo/Dublin line.

Disabled people affected include those in wheelchairs, for which ramps have to be put down, as well as those visually impaired and some elderly people.

Previously, they had to give 24 hours notice of travel but Dr Margaret Kennedy, of Wheelchair Rights Ireland, told Ocean FM News it means disabled people continue to be treated differently: