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A Donegal TD says people with disabilities continue to be affected because of no replacement for mobility allowance schemes that have been stopped for years. The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes were closed in 2013 after the Ombudsman questioned the schemes’ legal status in the context of the…

A Leitrim councillor says a €40m shortfall in the HSE budget for disability services is hindering efforts to provide housing for people with disabilities in their own areas. Leitrim Independent Councillor Felim Gurn told a meeting of the Regional Health Forum in Galway this week that parents of those with…

A Leitrim councillor is highlighting the everyday challenges people with disabilities face in the county. At a recent meeting of Manorhamilton Municipal District meeting, Independent Councillor Felim Gurn, asked the council to look at issues in Manorhamilton and Dromahair. Some of the concerns are over footpath access as well as…

A local TD is criticising the government’s move to abolish a training allowance for young people with disabilities. The Rehabilitative Training allowance is no longer being paid to new applicants from the 1st of September this year. People who are currently in programmes will continue to receive the weekly payment…

The HSE has denied that money belonging to residents of a centre for people with intellectual disabilities was ever lodged to the centre’s general bank account. What was described in recent media reports as an ‘internal HSE report’ claimed Cregg House in Sligo was one of a number of centres…