Disability Supports

Access Officers

Access Officers in Irish third level institutions

Code HEI Access Officer Telephone Email
AC  American College Admissions 01 6768939
AD  National College of Art and Design Ms Finola Mc Ternan 01 6364217
AL  Athlone Institute of Technology Jenny Burke 090 6468123
AS  St. Angela`s College Access 071 9195575
BY  IBAT College Dublin      
CI  Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences Ms Marie Mulcahy 061-216288
CK  University College Cork (NUI) Martin Flynn 021 4904805
CM  Marino Institute of Education Louise Condon 01 8057752
CT  CCT College Dublin      
CW  Institute of Technology, Carlow Ms Aisling Mc Hugh 059 9175603
DB  Dublin Business School Ms Cliona O`Beirne 01 4177500
DC  Dublin City University Ms Colette Keogh
Ms Margaret Lamont
01 700 8868
01 700 9213
DK  Dundalk Institute of Technology Eileen Lynch 042-9370236
DL  Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology Sinead McEntee 01 2394628
DN  University College Dublin (NUI) Fiona Sweeney 01 7161658
DS  Dorset College      
GA  Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Ms Deirdre O`Connor 091 742129
GB  Galway Business School Mr Padraig Hynes 091 529000 admissions@
GC  Griffith College      
GY  National University of Ireland, Galway Ms Imelda Byrne 091 750489
ID  ICD Business School Ms. June Shannon 01 6333222
LC  Limerick Institute of Technology Carolann Bargary 061-293130
LM  University of Limerick Ms Deirdre O`Connor 061 234121
LY  Letterkenny Institute of Technology Mr Brian McGonagle 074 9186170
MH  Maynooth University Grace Edge 01 708 6341
MI  Mary Immaculate College Shirley Kearney 061 204927
MT  Munster Technological University Ms Deirdre Creedon
Ms Valerie Moore
021 4335140
066 7191682
MU  Pontifical University, St Patrick's College Ms Ann O`Brien 01 7084519
NC  National College of Ireland (NCI) Olivia Lee 01 4498546
NM  St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland      
PC  Carlow College, St. Patrick`s Ms. Lisa Fortune 059-9153231
RC  RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences Ms Céleste Golden 01 402 2228
SG  Institute of Technology, Sligo Catherine McNelis 071 9155381
TR  Trinity College Dublin Ms Kathleen O`Toole 01 8963590
TU  Technological University Dublin Sinéad Dunne
Dolores Hill
(City Campus)
Nicola Moses
01 220 7222

01 220 7113

01 220 7145
WD  Waterford Institute of Technology Ms Nuala Lennon 051 302762

Disability Access Route to Education (DARE)

DARE is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers under the age of 23 as of January 1st of the current year, whose disability has had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education.

Mature students (over age 23) or those applying based on Further Education and Training (FET) qualifications have different routes to entry and should contact individual universities or institutions directly for more information. Include profile of Courtney McGrath (featured in My Uni Life) who went through the DARE programme for her studies at Trinity College.

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Self-Employment for People with Disabilities Course at TU Dublin

New Course at TU Dublin

A new course has been developed at Technological University Dublin, commencing September 2021, sponsored by Pobal and supported by the Open Doors Initiative.

The course will be hosted and delivered by TU Dublin through its Continuing Professional Development programme. It is open to anyone who self-identifies as having a disability and who wishes to start their own business. However, the course is not suitable for a person who has already started their own business or simply wants to learn about entrepreneurship.

The course requires participants to have a business idea that they wish to evaluate as a sustainable enterprise. During the course, participants will cover the following topics:

  • Idea evaluation
  • Customer segmentation
  • Customer relationships and channels
  • Clarifying the Value Proposition
  • Balancing business and personal well-being
  • Key business activities
  • Key resources and partners
  • Developing financial projections
  • Test marketing your idea
  • Understanding legal matters
  • Presenting your business plan

Read more about the Self-Employment for People with Disabilities Course.


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The project is supported by

Open Doors Initiative

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