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The Government can find €3 billion to connect people virtually, but it won’t connect them physically to their communities, says Irish Wheelchair Association  at pre-budget submission 2020 launch

The Government can find €3 billion to connect people virtually, but it won’t connect them physically to their communities, says Irish Wheelchair Association at pre-budget submission 2020 launch

Wheelchair users must give 24 hours-notice to travel on trains and are left waiting hours to board buses 5,095 people with disabilities need social housing - People are waiting up to ten years for wheelchair accessible accommodation

Irish Wheelchair Association welcomes housing adaptation grant increase, but calls for a reduction in ‘restrictive criteria and means testing’

Irish Wheelchair Association welcomes housing adaptation grant increase, but calls for a reduction in ‘restrictive criteria and means testing’

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Irish Wheelchair Association welcomes housing adaptation grant increase, but calls for a reduction in ‘restrictive criteria and means testing’

Snow and Adverse Weather Conditions Jan 2019

Snow and Adverse Weather Conditions Jan 2019

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Snow and Adverse Weather Conditions – 30th and 31st January 2019
IWA launch findings of National Transport Survey

IWA launch findings of National Transport Survey

Thursday, 17 January 2019

National Survey shows 71% of Bus Eireann users with a disability dissatisfied and 53% of report they can “NEVER” avail of an accessible Taxi on the street

MicroSoft Launches New Accessible Bus

MicroSoft Launches New Accessible Bus

Monday, 26 November 2018
Irish Wheelchair Association in Lucan South Dublin, Launches New Accessible bus with support of Microsoft
Get Behind the Wheels in Green this Summer!

Get Behind the Wheels in Green this Summer!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

This August, Sydney will host the World Rugby Wheelchair Championships and for the first time in their history an Irish team will compete at the event.

Ballycanew IWA Community Centre – 10 Year Celebration

Ballycanew IWA Community Centre – 10 Year Celebration

Monday, 23 July 2018

The local community turned out to support Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and people with physical disabilities as they commemorated the 10th year of service from the busy IWA Community Centre in Ballycanew.

Changing Places Ireland Launch

Changing Places Ireland Launch

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), Disability Federation Ireland (DFI) & Inclusion Ireland come together to launch Changing Places Ireland

Wanna Roll With Us??

Wanna Roll With Us??

Friday, 16 March 2018

In 2017, IWA launched the first ‘All-Ireland TY Wheelchair Basketball Championships’ which took place throughout 2017/2018.

IWA at the Irish HealthCare Centre Awards 2018

IWA - Double Winners at Irish HealthCare Centre Awards 2018

Thursday, 15 March 2018

IWA received two prestigious awards at the Irish HealthCare Centre Awards 2018

Creative Writing Programme 2018

Creative Writing Programme 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018

Irish Writers Centre & IWA Partner for Creative Writing Programme 2018

STATUS RED WEATHER WARNING

STATUS RED WEATHER WARNING

Friday, 02 March 2018
A status red weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann for Leinster and Munster.
IWA Shortlisted for Irish HealthCare Centre Awards 2018

IWA Shortlisted for Irish HealthCare Centre Awards 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) has been noimanated across several categories at the Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2018.
IWA Honours Lt. Gen Gerry McMahon

IWA Honours Lt. Gen Gerry McMahon

Monday, 22 January 2018
The death has occurred of Lt. Gen Gerard (Gerry) McMahon (IWA Chairman 2007 - 2015)