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Disability Ireland

Disability Ireland

By Oliver
A podcast where we interview people living with disabilities or life prohibiting conditions across all of Ireland and abroad and how this impacts their daily life but equally importantly how they are able to overcome such barriers to lead a fulfilling life. We also aim to educate family, friends or someone recently diagnosed with a disease on what to expect and gain a deeper insight into dealing with it.
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Episode 5: Saoirse Smith- Living with Cerebral Palsy

Disability Ireland

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Episode 12: The Science Behind Motivation and procrastination
In this weeks episode we discuss motivation and procrastination and tactics on how to increase your motivation. Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur or fulfilling your dreams and aspirations in life, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. From a personal perspective one of the main challenges I have faced is tacking procrastination and this podcast in itself is part of the process of me 'getting out' there and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation. i'd love if you took the time to have a listen and provide your own tactics on tacking motivation or indeed any comments on the podcast itself-All feedback is good feedback-however bad lol. Please visit our website: www.disabilityireland.com Follow us on Spotify - Search Disability Ireland  : https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr Twitter: @disability_aids Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire Have a great week #disabilityireland #motivationpodcast #procrastinationpodcast #livingyourbestlife 
15:48
August 14, 2020
Episode 11: The Link Between Learning Disabilities and Entrepreneurship
In this episode we delve into the Link Between Learning Disabilities and Entrepreneurship and business and the impact of coronavirus. Did you know that there’s a strong correlation between entrepreneurial success and learning disabilities?  There are just under 650,000 people in Ireland with a disability, or just over 13 per cent of the population. Of these, just 17,654 people with disabilities are self-employed and have employees. There are a further 34,461 people with disabilities who are self-employed and have no employees. The onset and spread of COVID-19 have left few people, if any, unaffected. Governments the world over have been repeatedly tested and stretched. As they to try to re-establish confidence and give economies a chance of survival. Less noticed and discussed, however, is the impact of the pandemic on entrepreneurial businesses. As sources of finance dry up, more than 40% of new ventures will fall into the so-called “red zone” with only enough cash for three months or less of normal operations.so this got me thinking about the Link Between Learning Disabilities and Entrepreneurship Please comment and get in touch to dispel, argue or outright reject my thoughts and as ever get in touch if you want to come on the podcast. WWW.DISABILITYIRELAND.COM Follow us on Spotify - Search Disability Ireland  : https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr Twitter: @disability_aids Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire Have a great week
10:25
August 5, 2020
Episode 10: The Sex and disability podcast
Sex and disability In this weeks episode I give my ramblings on sex and disability and discuss the top misconceptions in this area. I would truly love your feedback/backlash and opinions. Persons with disabilities are often seen as asexual or hyper-sexual but I believe behaviors are beginning to shift a little bit. Mainstream media coverage of people with disabilities dating and having sex has become more popular in recent years, from Channel 4's The Undateables to a surge of stories addressing issues such as wearable sex toys. And special models are used on the catwalk and in big ad campaigns. Nonetheless, I don't give the media much credit for this transition. I believe people with disabilities themselves have brought this on. Using social media and blogging over the last decade, we've developed online communities that have allowed us to start taking charge of narratives around our lives.Sex bloggers with disabilities are openly thinking about the struggles  and joys – of sex in their own bodies. Meanwhile, in the sex toy industry, a few businesses are marketing items with disabilities or health conditions in mind, including Hot Octopuss  and Spokz, . Here at disability Ireland also sell a number of sex aids aimed at the disability market Perhaps ditching "sex tricks" that guarantee orgasms, or believing that all bodies are the same and that penetration is the priority. Maybe more disabled people will discuss the possibility of dating people with disabilities., and maybe that will make that easier for more of us to embrace our own imperfect, ever-changing bodies as they are in our lives, and to explore more sexual possibilities without embarrassment – and a little more creativity. Please comment and get in touch to dispel, argue or outright reject my thoughts and as ever get in touch if you want to come on the podcast. WWW.DISABILITYIRELAND.COM Follow us on Spotify - Search Disability Ireland  : https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr Twitter: @disability_aids Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire Have a great week
19:31
July 30, 2020
Episode 9: Fitness advice for wheelchair users
In this weeks short and sweet episode we discuss how to keep fit if you are a wheelchair user: As a wheelchair user, getting active will bring you important health benefits and can help you manage daily life, too. Regular aerobic exercise – the kind that raises your heart rate and causes you to break a sweat – and muscle-strengthening exercise are just as important for the health and well-being of wheelchair users as they are for other adults. Whatever your preferences and level of physical ability, there will be an activity or sport for you. #wheelchairfitness #wheelchairexcerise #disabilityhealthmatters #disabilityireland #disabilityaids #fitness #health
09:00
July 22, 2020
Episode 8: What is daily living equipment and how are they used?
Most people with a long-standing disability will already know what items of equipment can help them. However, if you have recently acquired a disability, or are generally slowing down as you get older, you may want to find out about the useful gadgets and adaptations that exist to make everyday tasks easier. These items are today known as daily living equipment or assistive technology. However, you may in the past have heard them referred to as aids for daily living, disability aids, disability products, or even disabled equipment! In this weeks episode we discuss the most popular type of mobility aids, the associated benefits, risks and suitability depending on your requirement #disabilityireland #mobilityaids #livingaids #independentliving #disabilityaids. www.disabilityireland.com
16:45
July 16, 2020
Episode 7: Choosing the wheelchair or mobility scooter that suits you?
Episode 7 of Disability Ireland's podcast: Depending on what your mobility level is, and your needs, there are a number of different types of wheelchairs available to you. Our helpful guide will give you a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the main types, and a guide on where to look next. The aim of this podcast is to provide some basic information and suggestions for you if you are considering buying or hiring a standard manual wheelchair. It will cover factors related to: your personal circumstances the various types of manual wheelchairs the practical requirements when owning a wheelchair a number of accessories that might be useful to you. If you have very particular requirements you are advised to seek professional help and advice  #wheelchairs #disabilityadvice #disabilityireland #disabilityuk www.disabilityireland.com
19:03
July 6, 2020
Episode 6: THE BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
THE BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY If we were to listen to the media and the general conversation, social media certainty gets a bad rap and you'd almost think its exclusively negative. However, there is an amazing benefits to it with regards to connectivity and creating awareness of disabilities and conditions. In this weeks episode I gave (for what their worth) my thoughts on how social media does more good than bad. If harnessed correctly it can only be a positive thing in life as a means of connecting people. #SOCIALMEDIA #SOCIALMEDIABENEFITS #DISABILITYIRELAND #DISABILITYPODCAST
10:16
June 30, 2020
Episode 5: Saoirse Smith- Living with Cerebral Palsy
This week we are joined by Dublin based actor and comedian Saoirse Smith-  In the episode we discuss our survival tactics to isolation and Coronavirus as well as Saoirse's comedy career whilst living with Cerebral Palsy. Predominately wheelchair based we discuss how we condition has impacted her life, disable parking spaces and unwelcomed pats on the head and impromptu prayers by priests in the street Saoirse's social media: Twitter: @freedomsaoirse Instagram saoirse_smith91 Facebook: Saoirse smith comedian Youtube link to Disrespectabled:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th8pyxARW78
14:32
March 27, 2020
Episode 4- Sinead Keane- Living with Aspergers
Episode 4- Sinead Keane- Living with Aspergers  This week we are joined by Sinead Keane who has Aspergers and we discuss the impact this has on her life and learn about her coping mechanisms and hear her brilliant advice on how best to help understand someone with this condition People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life – it is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel that Asperger syndrome is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some people with Asperger syndrome also have mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels and types of support. People with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. They don't have the learning disabilities that many autistic people have, but they may have specific learning difficulties. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.  Contact Sinead on Twitter : @ainesinead  Listen to our podcast on spotify, google podcasts or via the Anchor app by searching Disability Ireland: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr  Website: disabilityireland.com  Twitter: @disabilityeire  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire/
18:45
November 5, 2019
Episode 3- Brain cooling with Carmel Finnegan and Laura Collins
Episode 3- Brain cooling with Carmel Finnegan and Laura Collins Following on from the massive listener reaction from our first episode with campaigner Carmel Finnegan we thought we'd do a follow up episode from a different perspective. Joining us is Laura Collins who's newborn was in need of HIE/brain cooling and she describes the emotional consequences of her child having the treatment and immediately taken to Cork whilst she had to remain i hospital and follow her newborn down the following day. Carmel's Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/birthinjuries  Twitter: @birthcarmel  Listen to our podcast on spotify, google podcasts or via the Anchor app by searching Disability Ireland: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr  Website: disabilityireland.com  Twitter: @disabilityeire  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire/  #TherapeuticHypothermia #braincooling #disabilityirelandpodcast #disabilityireland #hseireland
17:33
October 15, 2019
Episode 2: Therese Cahill-Comedy, disability and mental health
We are joined this week by @ThereseCahill1 who is a stand up performer from Bray, Co Wicklow. We delve deep  into what it is like living and learning to cope with a disability experienced later in life as well as how she copes with living with chronic pain and being morphine dependent as well as the mental health issues she has encountered and her coping mechanisms We will also discuss her comedy and performance work and her upcoming video collebration with Don Rorke from Salty Peppers productions on the misuse of disability parking spaces and the challenges this entails. We hope you enjoy:) @ThereseCahill1  https://www.facebook.com/therese.cahill.18 youtube.com/channel/UCAaAh4dydoVr0qXnpYW0eJQ @rorkedon Follow us on Spotify - Search Disability Ireland https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr Twitter: @disabilityeire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire Have a great week
38:28
October 5, 2019
Episode 1 'Therapeutic Hypothermia' or 'Brain Cooling' discussion with Carmel Finnegan
Joining us to be our first ever guest to the show is Carmel Finnegan from West Limerick who is campaigning to roll out the life-saving treatment of 'Therapeutic Hypothermia' or 'Brain Cooling' for newborns, into every maternity hospital in Ireland. We discuss  1. What is therapeutic Hypothermia? 2. What hospitals is it currently available in? 3. What are the long term implications for a baby who has suffered this type of brain damage at birth and needs this treatment? 4. Why she have a particular interest in this area? 5.What would she like to see the HSE doing? 6. Who has she lobbied about this to date and what has been the response? Carmel's Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/birthinjuries Twitter: @birthcarmel Listen to our podcast on spotify, google podcasts or via the Anchor app by searching Disability Ireland: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BHHqIi9Zzcqoz26DICCYr Website: disabilityireland.com Twitter: @disabilityeire Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disabilityeire/ #TherapeuticHypothermia #braincooling #disabilityirelandpodcast #disabilityireland #hseireland
14:52
September 29, 2019
Introductory Pre-Podcast Disability Ireland broadcast
This I guess is a pre podcast broadcast to promote the upcoming  Disability Ireland podcasts Coming up in future podcasts you will be hearing from a local woman campaigning for safer maternity care for women in childbirth across Ireland and the need for better nationwide support for children with birth injuries in order to enable them to reach their full potential Also coming up is a lady who for the past 8 years has lived with huntingtons disease so we’ll be finding out more about the disease and the impact this has had on her daily life as well as discussing what daily living aids HINTS AND tips she finds helpful to leading an independent and happy life. Folks this podcast is really all about you- Whether you are a disability campaigner or someone with a disability or life limiting condition? I invite you to get in touch to come on and spread news of your cause and offer educational and personal insights to known and relatively unknown conditions (Hidden or otherwise) and discuss the impact this has had but most importantly spread insights into how best you've been able to lead your best independent life So there we have it guys PLEASE Get in touch if you want to discuss coming on the podcast we look forward to releasing our new episodes soon
01:54
September 11, 2019