Driving ambition

Despite funding cuts, Kathleen McLoughlin, chief executive of the Irish Wheelchair Association, is determined to maintain the high quality of service it provides to its members

17th July, 2010

Kathleen McLoughlin tells a story that highlights the challenges faced by wheelchair users in Ireland. The chief executive of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) was helping organise the organisation’s annual general meeting, held recently in a hotel with a conference theatre.

‘‘There was one disabled toilet, but 350 of my delegates had wheelchairs,” said McLoughlin. ‘‘I wish businesses would open their eyes to what they are missing out on. Ten per cent of...

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