Students prepare to protest outside Leinster House this Thursday in favour of the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities that has been subject to a 10-year delay
“Despite having signed the convention in 2007, ratification of the CRPD has been subject to numerous delays”
The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century. The purpose of …
While persons with an intellectual disability may require support from members of the public, extending this obligation too forcefully can be debilitating.
“The world will never be the same again.” This remark was made by the Chicago politician, Richard Daley, at the opening of the first Special Olympics World Summer Games in 1968. Few could claim that Daley’s prediction has not at …
In the wake of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, Doireann Dhufaigh writes about the challenges of living with this relatively unknown condition.
Try to imagine that a young adult in a prominent university but you struggle to carry a tray without dropping all its contents, direct someone across a building, or remember information you’ve been told five minutes before. This is a …
Everyday language we take for granted does more damage to the lives of disabled people than we think.
The other week, my thirteen‐year‐old brother came home from school and told us that another boy in his year had called him stupid. It was the first incident that had so unsettled him that he reported it to each individual …
Like many public buildings, College’s disability infrastructure is insufficient and incomplete. Rory
O’Donoghue slams the “I didn’t think of that” attitude but strikes a hopeful note for positive change
in the future.
I wanted my first article for Trinity News …