National Disability Organisations


National disability organisations

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland

AHEAD (the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability) 

Aiseanna Tacaíochta DPO that facilitates Direct Payments to people with disabilities

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Anne Sullivan Centre provides services for people who are deafblind

Aortic Dissection Awareness UK and Ireland 

Aphasia Ireland 

Arthritis Ireland

Arts & Disability Ireland


Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland (ASPIRE)

Ataxia Foundation Ireland

AWARE depression support and education services

Brí – Acquired Brain Injury Advocacy Association

Care Alliance Ireland

CASA – Caring & Sharing Association

Cavernoma Ireland

Central Remedial Clinic

Cheshire Ireland 


Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland

Debra Ireland

Diabetes Ireland

Disability Federation of Ireland

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

Disabled Women Ireland

Down Syndrome Ireland

Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Dyspraxia Association of Ireland

Dystonia Ireland 

Enable Ireland

Epilepsy Ireland

Family Carers Ireland

Feach Organisation of parents of blind and visually impaired children

Fighting Blindness

Genetics & Rare Disorders Organisation

GROW support groups for people with mental health problems


Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland

Independent Living Movement Ireland

Invisible Disability Ireland

Irish Deaf Society

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Irish Haemophilia Society

Irish Kidney Association

Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

Irish Society for Autism

Irish Wheelchair Association

KARE support to people with an intellectual disability

Mental Health Reform

Migraine Association of Ireland

Multiple Sclerosis Association of Ireland

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

National Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities

Neurofibromatosis Association of Ireland

Noonan Syndrome Ireland

Polio Survivors of Ireland

Prader Willi Syndrome of Ireland

Rehab Group

SHINE information and support for people affected by mental health difficulties

Special Olympics Ireland

Spina Bidifa Hydrocephalus Ireland

Spinal Injuries Ireland

Stammering Ireland

Vision Ireland (were NCBI)

Voice of Vision Impairment  Disabled Persons’Representative Organisation (DPRO) specialising in advancing the rights of blind and partially sighted people through equal access and equal dignity.


National Disability News

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Setting up a Family Support Group webinar

September 20, 2023Inclusion Ireland Connect Family Network is running a free webinar – Setting up and Organising a Family Support Group – on Wednesday 18th October 2023 from 7pm to 8.30pm. The…... Read More
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ILMI festival: A Disorder for Everyone!

September 13, 2023Independent living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are holding an online festival on 22nd September 2023 entitled: A Disorder for Everyone! The event is described as a whole day of change-making talks,…... Read More
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National Disability Authority Annual Conference

September 13, 2023The NDA’s Annual Conference takes place in Croke Park on 26th October 2023.  This year’s event will examine Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons…... Read More
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Dyslexia and Me workshops

June 13, 2023The Dyslexia Association of Ireland is running Dyslexia and Me self-esteem and empowerment workshops for young people in August.   Dyslexia and Me aims to introduce young people to the…... Read More
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Inclusion Ireland Webinar on Decision Support Service

May 4, 2023Inclusion Ireland webinar on the Decision Support Service for family members of people with intellectual disabilities takes place online at 11.30am on 11th May 2023. The webinar is entitled: “In…... Read More
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Launch of Neuro-Mapping Project

May 4, 2023Minister Anne Rabbitte has launched a report on the Neuro-Mapping Project, which is a joint partnership between the HSE, the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.…... Read More
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Seeking people with lived experience of neuro-rehab

May 4, 2023Do you have lived experience of Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland? Could you contribute to the future development of these services?   The HSE wants to recruit people with lived experience…... Read More
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Survey on needs of people with MS

February 22, 2023MS Ireland is conducting a survey of the needs of people with MS to help plan their services and inform their ongoing advocacy work. This is a vital opportunity for…... Read More
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Care of Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities report

January 10, 2023The National Disability Authority (NDA) and the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) are holding a free webinar  to launch their report: ‘The Care of Older Adults with…... Read More
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ILMI Zoom session with Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh

November 7, 2022Zoom session with Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh on Tuesday 8th November at 7pm via Zoom. Part of the Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) November sessions with well-known Disabled Actors, Writers, Artists,…... Read More
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Vision Sports Ireland Youth Leadership Programme

August 8, 2022Vision Sports Ireland’s 2022 Youth Leadership Programme takes place over six weeks beginning Sunday 25th September 2022.   The programme is open to 13-16-year-olds and will guide the participants through…... Read More
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Virtual Dementia Hub

August 8, 2022The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has launched a Virtual Dementia Hub with lots of resources. Find out more here: 
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Cystic Fibrosis Head2Head Walk

June 2, 2022Registration for the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Howth to Bray Head2Head Walk on Sunday 4th September is now open.  This iconic fundraising walk takes you along a stunning coastal walk from…... Read More
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Executive Function & ADHD webinar

May 30, 2022ADHD Ireland is putting on a free Executive Function and ADHD webinar on Thursday, 2nd June 2022, from 7-8pm. Dr Dorothy Armstrong MSc PhD will talk on all things regarding…... Read More
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Decision Support Service online info event

March 1, 2022Want to find out about the new Decision Support Service, when it will start and why it’s being set up? Register here for this online event on Friday 11th March…... Read More
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Media + Me webinar

January 24, 2022Independent Living Movement Ireland webinar on 2nd February from 7-8pm: Media + Me: Representation of Disabled People in the Media. Media (broadcast, print and online) is crucial for framing how…... Read More
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Webinar: Autism & Sensory Processing at Christmas

December 1, 2021AsIAm and SuperValu are holding a webinar: Autism & Sensory Processing at Christmas on Tuesday 7th December from 7-8pm. The webinar will focus on adjustments and adaptations you can make to…... Read More
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DADA Coffee Morning #IDPWD21

December 1, 2021DADA are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 4th December at 11.30am in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. If you are a disabled person working or training…... Read More
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Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask!

April 23, 2021Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) invite you to their webinar “Everything you wanted to know about disability but were afraid to ask!” via Zoom at 3pm on Wednesday 5th May…... Read More
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Webinar: Autistic Women & Girls

March 5, 2021ASIAM are holding a Community Support Webinar on ‘Autistic Women and Girls’ at 7pm on 10th March 2021, in association with SuperValu Ireland. See or register here:…/reg…/WN_HffwUNU6SHWYaVe82kz2Bg
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Research invitation: Impact of Family Caregiving on Lives of Disabled People

March 2, 2021The Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) are seeking disabled people to participate in research into the impact that forced reliance on family carers has / has had on the quality…... Read More
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Purple Lights 2020

November 13, 2020On December 3rd, you can help turn Ireland purple and join the annual worldwide celebration to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme ‘Not all Disabilities are…... Read More
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World Brain Day: #onewordforcovid

May 20, 2020On World Brain Day on 22nd July 2020, the Neurological Alliance of Ireland are asking people to share one word that sums up what it’s like to to live with…... Read More
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Enable Ireland Wheel 100 Challenge

May 20, 2020Enable Ireland is asking people to take on the Wheel 100 Challenge this June. To raise funds for Enable Ireland, wheel 100 times in your own way, in your own…... Read More