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Irish Wheelchair Association expands Sprinter fleet

The Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) has expanded its fleet of light commercial vehicles by taking delivery of a specially converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.

Due to go into service at the IWA’s Clontarf centre, the new unit is the fourth Sprinter van to be delivered to the Association this year.

Specially converted by Paramount Conversions in Tullamore, the new Sprinter 516 comes complete with an extra-long wheelbase, extra-high roof, reverse camera and rear electric wheelchair lift. Automatic transmission and an MBUX multi-media system are also included.

As Ireland’s leading organisation for people with physical disabilities, the Irish Wheelchair Association provides 1.3 million hours of Assisted Living Service to 2,246 adults and children throughout the country.

Other supports include a nationwide assisted living service, community centres in every county, a fleet of accessible buses, a national parking permit and driving school service and wheelchair accessible social houses.