Transport and Mobility

There are a number of government schemes:

  1. The Disabled Person’s Parking Card. You can be a driver or passenger.
  2. Tax Relief for disabled drivers or passengers.
  3. Free Travel Pass and Companion Travel Pass. For more information, contact Citizens Information t: 076 107 4000 w: www.citizensinformation.ie

Driving

Your consultant, or GP, should advise you when it’s safe to drive again. You can take refresher driving lessons, and have your car adapted if needed. See below, for organisations that offer driving advice and services.

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) provides driving assessments, tuition and advice on car adaptations, to people with reduced mobility. They also issue the Disabled Person’s Parking Card. t: 045 893 0945 w: www.iwa.ie.

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland (DDAI) provides information on driving, buying a car and adaptations. They also do driving assessment, tuition and issue the Disabled Person’s Parking Card. DDAI t: 094 936 4054 w: www.ddai.ie.

Getting around

Assist Ireland has information on mobility aids. t: 076 107 9200 w: www.assistireland.ie

Transport for Ireland can help you find accessible transport including mini bus services. t: 01 879 8300 w: www.transportforireland.ie.

Rural Transport Programmes offer low cost, accessible transport in some rural areas. t: 066 7147 002 w: www.ruraltransportnetwork.ie.

Dublin Travel Assistance Scheme provides a staff member to help you regain confidence in using the bus, DART or LUAS on your own. t: 01 7033 204 w: www.dublinbus.ie.

Wheelchairtaxi.ie can help you find accessible taxis, and more, in Ireland. w: www.wheelchairtaxi.ie.

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