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Published 26/07/2010 | 05:00

Disabled parking ruling is unfair

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WHILE there is much to welcome in the recent review of the disabled parking permit scheme, it's grossly unfair that an individual's mobility impairment has to be adjudged by a doctor to be permanent before they can qualify for a two-year parking badge.

As the Transport Minister and those involved in the review -- such as the Irish Wheelchair Association -- should know, the long-term prognosis of some conditions can be far from clear.

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