Access Ireland is an Irish company that provides training and services regarding disability accessibility throughout Ireland.
Promote the inclusion in society of people with disabilities through the exercise of good design
A Centre for entertainment and the arts based in Blanchardstown, which also provides a range of disability arts projects and events
National agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
The University of Atypical is a disabled-led arts charity based in Belfast that provides empowerment and resources for disabled and deaf people's inclusion in the arts.
Artis and Disability Ireland is the national organization for the development and provision of resources for the arts and disability in Ireland.
Communication channel for those involved or interested in the work of community and voluntary organisations
Support and representative body connecting community and voluntary organisations and charities across Ireland.
The official website for the annual celebration of "Carers Week" which takes place across Ireland. The website provides updates and news feeds in relation to the event.
Benefits and Allowances
DEASP information regarding the Carer's Allowance
DEASP information regarding the Carer's Benefit
DEASP information regarding the Disability Allowance
Information regarding the Disablement Benefit
General Disability Organisations
Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people (Northern Ireland)
Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is the national support organisation and advocate for voluntary disability organisations in Ireland who provide services to people with disabilities and disabling conditions
Irish charity and internationally accredited brain injury services organization dedicated to the support of adults (18+) who are affected by brain injury
Disability Bray is an organization based in Bray, Wicklow which provides information in relation to disability services and other related information in the area of Bray.
Disabled People of Ireland is an organization for disabled people and organizations in Ireland. The organization has a website which allows people to register as a member of the organization.
Riding For The Disabled Association Ireland is a voluntary organization which offers therapeutic and recreational equestrian programs for people with a physical or intellectual disability.
WALK is an organization which works towards inclusion and support of all people in communities, in particular those with a disability.
LEAP Ireland is an Irish non-profit family-led organization that works in representation of children and adults affected by a disability.
Dublin based charity organization that provides support and services in relation to the causes of sight loss and blindness
The largest deaf-led organization in Ireland which works with both the deaf and hard of hearing community by providing a range of tuition and interpreter services
Irish national charity dedicated to the cause of improved mobility and independence for the visually impaired
Irish national sight loss agency and non profit organization which provides nationwide support and services to individuals directly affected by sight loss
Irish organization that provides sign language courses, fundraising and general support towards the awareness of deafness in Ireland
The Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI] is a registered charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 12-15% of our population who suffer from migraine.
The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) is an umbrella organisation for groups representing the views and concerns of those affected by neurological conditions.
Irish organization established in 1966 with offices nationwide, that is dedicated to providing support, training and awareness in relation to Eplepsy in Ireland
The Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN) aims to promote the academic clinical neurosciences in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland.
National centre for The care, treatment and development of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities
Cheshire Ireland, in partnership with the Health Services Executive, provides a range of supported accommodation, respite and other services to adults with physical disabilities.
Enable Ireland provides free services to over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families from 15 locations and in local communities countrywide.
The Friedreichs Ataxia Society Ireland is a national voluntary organisation that cares for people disabled with Friedreichs Ataxia and other Genetic Ataxias.
The Irish Kidney Association is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978 dedicated to meeting the needs of renal patients and their families and carers, living with and affected by end stage renal disease.
The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA)was founded in 1960 by a small group of wheelchair users committed to improving the lives of people with physical disabilities in Ireland.
The Irish national organization that provides support, resources and information services towards the awareness of Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) is a voluntary organization, which was established in 1972 by a small group of people in the west of Ireland to support families who had a member with muscular dystrophy.
SBHI highlights awareness of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and supports families, individuals and carers who are affected.
The POST POLIO SUPPORT GROUP is an organization set up by Polio Survivors to assist their fellow survivors, particularly in relation to the late effects of Polio.
Lifestyle Mobility LTD. is a supplier of products for people with special needs which is based in Mountmellick, County Laois. It offers a range of products including mobility scooters, wheelchairs and hoists/slings.
The Mobility Shop is an online store and one of Irelands leading suppliers of mobility products, including living and walking aids, mobility scooters and furniture.
Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
Down Syndrome Ireland is an organisation of people with Down syndrome and their parents and guardians.
The Dyslexia Association Of Ireland is an organization which aims to promote awareness of Specific Learning Disability (SLD/Dyslexia) and to serve the needs of people with this difficulty.
L'Arche is an Irish company founded in 1978 which provides a service of support for people with intellectual disabilities.:
The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies provides services to People with Intellectual Disability. It is a national umbrella organization for voluntary/non-statutory agencies who provide direct services to people with intellectual disability in Ireland.
Ireland’s leading provider of flexible and tailor-made services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).
Saint John of Gods Hospitaler Services Group provides intellectual disability, adult mental health and child/adolescent psychiatry services in the regions of Dublin, North East Ireland and Kerry.
St Michael's House is an Irish organization which provides a wide range of services to men, women and children affected by intellectual disability in the greater Dublin Area.
Irish organization which provides training, employment and care services for adults with an intellectual disability
Inclusion Europe is a European organization ,established in 1988, which fights for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities in Europe.
AsIAm.IE is an Irish information service and online platform for the autism community in Ireland, which is based in Blackrock, Dublin.
KARE is an Irish support organization and information provider based in Newbridge, County Kildare for people with intellectual disabilities.
Inclusion Ireland is the national association for people with an intellectual disabilities. It acts as a central forum and advocate that provides information and publications in relation to intellectual disabilities.
Ability West is a Galway based organization which provides a range of services and support options to adults and children with intellectual disabilities.
Mental and Emotional Disabilities
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland with over 100 services across the country.
Aware is an Irish support organization dedicated to the highlighting and education of depression. Aware provides education programmes, events and also a support telephone line.
Camphill Communities Of Ireland is an Irish organization part of an international movement that works with people with intellectual disabilities and other types of special needs.
Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation with 104 local Mental Health Associations (MHAs) and branches throughout the country.
The Association for Higher Education Access and Disability (AHEAD) is an independent non-profit organization working to promote full access to, and participation in, further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects.
Nourish.ie is an Irish multi-chain store that provides a wide range of vitamin supplements, wholefoods and cosmetics. It has stores in Dublin, Kildare, Cork and Limerick and it also operates an online store.
The NCSE is a statutory body established under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004.
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is a statutory body of the Department of Education and Skills which provides advisement and support on early childhood and school curriculum education assessment.
The CDLP is a branch of the NUIG which works with a number of international and national research organizations in relation to disability in Ireland
Universities: Disability Services
Dublin City University provides a disability and learning support service which aims to provide equality and independence for students with disabilities in DCU
Dublin Institute of Technology provides disability support services and resources to students affected by disability who are in attendance at the college. DIT is also a registered member of the DARE scheme.
The National University of Galway provides a disability support service which is supported by both the Irish government and the European Social Fund.
The Maynooth University Disability Office provides a range of support options to students with a disability including accessible lecture facilities, learning programmes and technology recources. It is also a member of the DARE scheme
The Trinity College Dublin Disability service is provides a range of services to disabled students that include inclusive learning, physical access and a student ambassador program.
The Union of Students in Ireland works extensively to provide support and information for students with a disability by means of conference events and social media platforms. It has also worked with the organization AHEAD on previous occasions.
The University College of Cork provides a disability support service to students that includes the running of DARE information sessions for the academic year
University College Dublin provides a number of disability services to students with a wide range of disabilities. Services include assistive technology, exam accommodations and support for academic skills.
University of Limerick provides a disability support service to students registered on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as work vacancies for students.
Waterford institute of Technology provides a disability support service which students can avail of by registering with the disability office within the Institute. WIT also provides a DARE programme and a number of other support programmes.
The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme is a third level admissions scheme for individuals with a disability wishing to make a third level education application
Athlone Institute of Technology provides a disability service to students on campus which includes assistive technology, the DARE scheme and exam and curricular supports.
EQUAL is one of four Community Initiatives co-financed by the European Union. It seeks to identify and address fundamental forms of discrimination and inequality in the labour market
Irelands National Training and Employment Authority, providing a range of services and information in relation to employment and entitlements
The ICTU works extensively towards the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace. The ICTU also runs a number of seminars in support of this.
EmployAbility Midlands is an employment support service that operates in the midlands of Ireland and provides employment information and support services for people with a disability
Equality and Human Rights
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission is the national institution for human rights and equality. It was established in conjunction with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014.
The Equal Status act 2000 is an Irish statute part of the equal status acts 2002 and 2004. Its main aim of which is to forbid discrimination in employment.
The ICCL is Irelands leading Independent organization which works to promote and defend civil liberties and human rights.
Irelands leading sports organization for people with an intellectual disability which works in conjunction with the World Games.
The Mid Western hospital group provides hospital services in the areas of Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. The hospitals included are: Midwestern Regional Hospital Limerick, Nenagh General Hospital, Ennis Heneral Hospital and St. John's Hospital Limerick.
The health office for Laois and Offaly that provides a number of health and social services through its two community services offices in Tullamore and PortLaoise.
The Health Research Board is a state agency which supports the research of, and evidence towards, the prevention of illness and improvement of health.
HAIL provides accommodation for people with a range of housing need, however our primary objective is to respond to the permanent accommodation requirements of those with mental health difficulties.
The Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) was formed in 1982 by housing and hostel organisations in Ireland to act as a national representative, promotional, information and advisory federation
The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an independent European non-governmental organisation (ENGO) that represents the interests of 65 million disabled people in the European Union and stands for their rights.
The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity.
The national website portal for Irish government services and information, including relevant information related to disability services.
Thw Departments mission is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting families
The Departments mission is to help make Ireland a safer and fairer place in which to live and work, visit and do business.
The official website for the minister of state for disability issues, Finian McGrath.
The NDA is the lead state agency on disability issues and universal design, providing independent expert advice to the Government on policy and practice.
The official website for the Department of Education and Skills, providing a range of information and services.
The official website for the Oireachtas, with contact information for the Houses of the Oireachtas themselves.
Irelands official website for public service employment opportunities and information, providing a range of information and programmes for students and potential employees.
The Social Inclusion Division was formed in 2011 as part of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and works towards the combating of poverty and providing social inclusion in all areas.
Information on Disability services and accessibility from the Dublin City Councils official website, including information regarding disabled parking permits and public services and facilities.
The official website for the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC), featuring available publications and resources.
Information available on the official Ombudsman website regarding the Disability act and the information and services associated with it.
Information, links and services provided on the HSE website regarding disability services for the Dublin North Central area
RehabGroup is an Irish charity organization that provides services for adults and children with a disability throughout Ireland and the UK
The official website for the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) which provides a range of services, courses ard tutors toward the support of adult literacy and education.
Ireland's leading suicide prevention support service, which operates a 24 hour Helpline service across all areas.
Youthreach is part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020 and provides a programme to support early school leavers
Offaly ID (Offaly Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities) is an advocacy support group for people with intellectual disabilities in the area of County Offaly
Muiriosa Foundation is an Irish voluntary health organization and support service for people with an intellectual disability.
Daughters of Charity is a support service for people with intellectual disabilities which has branches in the areas of Dublin, Limerick and North Tipperary/Offaly.
The IMNDA is the official and leading Motor Neuron organization in Ireland, which provides a care and support service for people affected by the disease.
Cope Foundation is a support service for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, which has over sixty branches across Ireland.
CareWorld is a care providing organization, funded and insured by the HSE, which provides care support for people affected by a number of types of disabilities. It has an office in Christchurch, Dublin.
Travel and Transport
Bus Eireann is an Irish transport bus service. It provides a city and town bus service, and also an expressway inner-city coach fleet, both of which are fully wheelchair accessible.
The Disabled Drivers Association (DDAI) is Irelands leading charity organization which provides national support for disabled drivers and passengers.
Information available from the Dublin Airport website regarding assistance and services, including reduced mobility and hidden disability services.
Information available from the Dublin Bus website about accessiblity and services for people with a disability
Information available from the Irish Rail website regarding disability access services, including contact information
Disability Consultancy Services is an Irish organization based in County Laois which provides training, education and consultancy to both staff and people affected with a disability in organizations.
The National Learning Network is based in Tullamore and provides a range of free courses and training to people who have experienced an accident, illness, injury or who have a disability.
The Irish Wheelchair Rugby team is Irelands national and primary team that represents Ireland in several events on an international and national level
Cara is a national sports organization which collaborated platform in relation to the enhancement and increase of sports opportunities for people with a disability.
GymAble is an includion programme organized and implemented by GymnasticsIreland, which aims to provide gymnastic opportunities for people with a disability
Disability related organisations in Ireland
Disabled Women Ireland is Irelands leading advocate dedicated to the support of women, trans and non-binary people affected by a disability.
Genio is a non-profit organization which works towards the cause of social service evolvement. It works within a number of areas, including mental health and disability.