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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.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEucGUEQFwA read full story / add a comment
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 wouldnt 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
antrim / health / disability issues / news report Friday November 24, 2006 22:30 by ASBO the holyland students   text 5 comments (last - tuesday may 18, 2010 21:59)
Surprise, surprise recent research by 'Save the children' and 'Childline', found bullying of children with learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities by both other children and teachers was widespread within mainstream schools. read full story / add a comment
cork / health / disability issues / news report Saturday October 07, 2006 20:45 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - sunday october 08, 2006 19:39)
Mags O Donoghue, Chairperson of the West Cork Parents Action Group and her fellow committee members are mighty women when it comes to organising information evenings and workshops for parents of children with special education needs. On Thursday 29th September WCPAG had another line up of interesting and informative speakers at a well-attended event at the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway. Its fair to say that WCPAG are making a significant impact on the level of awareness of our childrens educational and other needs and that parents, professionals, service providers and teachers in West Cork have much to be grateful to them for. read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Saturday September 30, 2006 17:06 by Annie Shipsea   text 6 comments (last - thursday november 23, 2006 11:05)
Try to overcome your revulsion/boredom/indifference or whatever it is that so many of you apparently well-meaining activists and Indymedia readers do when it comes to this issue, judging from the the general level of interest that these reports usually get. Five thousand comments on the disctinction between the SP and the SWP, about four on rights for people with disability. Pardon my bluffness but how about cutting us all some slack in this corner, eh? Maybe even give us some of your time and effort? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday September 21, 2006 11:41 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - friday september 22, 2006 12:52)
I have to take issue with Fergus Finlays article in last Tuesday's Irish Examiner (Aislings story shows how special people are doing it for themselves).
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national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday September 07, 2006 13:53 by Miriam Cotton   text 3 comments (last - thursday september 07, 2006 17:43)
We're all aware of the contempt with which people with disability and their families are regarded by the state. And as if the present government were not already unpopular enough among this community of people, they have decided arbitrarily to slash the Carers Allowance which mothers of children with disability are entitled to. read full story / add a comment
Brian McKeown, Chapel Hill, Omeath. (left).  Hugh O'Hare, Newry.
louth / health / disability issues / news report Sunday August 20, 2006 12:46 by Sean Crudden   text 4 comments (last - friday october 12, 2007 11:37)   image 11 images
Niall Largey died in Belfast a few years ago at the age of 27 as a result of motor neurone disease. A fund has been set up in his memory. read full story / add a comment
longford / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Sunday July 23, 2006 15:34 by Sean Crudden   text 22 comments (last - tuesday march 31, 2009 12:36)
Why was John Carthy so isolated? Why was he one against many? What is the rationale for the Abbeylara siege? Why did John Carthy have to die? read full story / add a comment
national / health / disability issues / news report Thursday July 13, 2006 12:21 by Kathy Sinnott   text 2 comments (last - friday september 01, 2006 22:36)
I would like to publicly raise my concerns regarding the vulnerability of those citizens who are currently Wards of Court and who cannot speak up for themselves. read full story / add a comment
An inspiration: Dermot Brannick in 'Walking' documentary
international / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Thursday June 15, 2006 19:04 by Karla Healion   image 1 image
A young Irish man is flying to Arizona today (June 15) to begin an amazingly difficult journey of recovery from arthritus that's had him on crutches for almost a decade. His ordeal is being documented, and the film, 'Walking', will completed in 2008.
Nothing is more incredible, moving and noteworthy than a person's determination to show the world that he will never give up, will share every experience and- most of all-can recover one hundred per cent when the odds are against him. read full story / add a comment
Sean Crudden
national / health / disability issues / opinion/analysis Friday June 09, 2006 11:22 by Sean Crudden   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 10, 2006 12:43)   image 1 image
Mental illness and the treatment of mental illness have become conflated in the minds of lay people and professional alike. It is an astute practitioner who can distinguish the effects of treatment from the effects of illness when they look at a mental patient. In my humble opinion standard treatment contributes more to stigma and isolation of the mental patient than any underlying illness he or she may suffer from. read full story / add a comment
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