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Ireland

General Country Information
Capital: Dublin
Population: 4,250,163 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Constitutional Republic

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 2.202 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 5.048 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 1.303 million (2009)
Internet users: 2.83 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.61
World Rank 2005/2006: 31

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Disability Strategy
http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/NDS.pdf/files/NDS.pdf

NDA (National Disability Authority) Strategic Plan
http://www.nda.ie/cntmgmtnew.nsf/0/ADAEC989A4DCA8C1802576E20033EB52/$File/strategicplan2010_04.htm

National Strategy for Social Inclusion (2006-2013)
http://www.socialinclusion.ie/documents/NAPinclusionReportPDF.pdf

Web Accessibility Policy Making: Perspective on Ireland
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Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Association for Higher Education Access and Disability – Ireland
East Hall, UCD
Carysfort Avenue
Blackrock, Co Dublin
Ireland
http://www.ahead.ie
Email: ahead@ahead.ie
Tel: +353-1-7164396

Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association
249 Crumlin Road
Dublin, 12
Ireland
http://www.epilepsy.ie
Email: info@epilepsy.ie
Tel: +353-1-455-7500
Fax: +353-1-455-7013

Center for Independent Living, Dublin (CIL)
Carmichael House, N. Brunswick Street
Dublin, 7
Ireland
http://www.dublincil.org
Email: info@dulincil.org
Tel: +353-1-873-0986 / +353-1-873-0455
Fax: +353-1-873-0998

Citizens Information Board
George's Quay House
43 Townsend Street
Dublin, 2
Ireland
http://www.citizensinformationboard.ie
Email: info@ciboard.ie
Tel: +353-1-605-9000
Fax: +353-1-605-9099

COPE Foundation
Bonnington, Montenotte
Cork
Ireland
http://www.cope-foundation.ie
Email: hoadmin@cope-foundation.ie
Tel: +353-21-450-7131
Fax: +353-21-450-7580

Disability Action
Portside Business Park,
189 Airport Road West, Belfast,
BT3 9ED, Ireland
http://www.disabilityaction.org/

Email: hq@disabilityaction.org
Tel: +44-028-90297880
Textphone: +44-028-90297882
Fax: +44-028-90297881

Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)
Fumbally Court
Fumbally Lane, Dublin, 8
Ireland
http://www.disability-federation.ie
Email: info@disability-federation.ie
Tel: +353-01-454-7978 / +353-1-295-9345
Fax: +353-01-454-7981

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland
Ballindine, Mayo
Ireland
http://www.iol.ie/~ability/ddai.htm
Email: info@ddai.ie
Tel: +353-94-936-4054 / +353-94-936-4266
Fax: +353-94-936-4336

Galway County Association for Mentally Handicapped Children
Blackrock House
Salthill, Galway
Ireland
http://www.abilitywest.ie
Email: enquiries@abilitywest.ie
Tel: +353-91-52-8122
Fax: +353-91-52-8150

Headway (National Association for Acquired Brain Injury)
1-3 Manor Street Business Park
Manor Street, Dublin, 7
Ireland
http://www.headway.ie
Email: loughrank@headway.ie
Tel: +1- 810-2066                   
Fax: +1-810-2070
Helpline: +1890-200-278

Irish Deaf Society, (IDS), also National Association of the Deaf
30 Blessington Street
Dublin, 7
Ireland
http://www.irishdeafsociety.ie
Email: info@irishdeafsociety.ie
Tel: +353-1-860-1878
TTY: +353-1-860-1910
Fax: +353-1-860-1960

Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) - DPI National Assembly
Molly Buckley
Áras Chúchulainn
Blackheath Drive
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Ireland
http://www.iwa.ie
Email: info@iwa.ie
Tel: +353-1627-1314
Fax: +353-8723-44934

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland
71/72 Notth Brunswick Street
Dublin, 7
Ireland
http://www.mdi.ie
Email: info@mdi.ie
Tel: +353-1-872-1501
Fax: +353-1-872-4482

National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)
Whitworth Road, Drumcondra
Dublin, 9
Ireland
http://www.ncbi.ie
Email: info@ncbi.ie
Tel: +353-1-850-334353 / +353-1-830-7033
Fax: +353-1-830-7787

National Disability Authority
25 Clyde Road
Dublin, 4
Ireland
http://www.nda.ie
Email: nda@nda.ie
Tel: +353-1-6080400

Fax:+353-1-6609935


Rehab Group
Beach Road
Dublin, Sandymount, 4
Ireland
http://www.rehabuk.org
Email: dara.duffy@rehab.ie
Tel: +353-1-205-7200
Fax: +353-1-205-7202