Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017

  JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS COMMISSION BILL 2017 DRAFT SPEECH FOR MINISTER OF STATE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISABILITY ISSUES FINIAN MCGRATH TD 28 JUNE 2017     Ceann Comhairle, I wish to welcome the introduction of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2017 to this House by Minister Flanagan. Radical reform of the current system of judicial appointments was a key demand of the Independent Alliance during last year’s government formation negotiations. The Programme for Government committed the Government to reforming that system to ensure that it is transparent, fair and credible and, with the introduction of this Bill, we are delivering on this promise. There has been a lot of debate, both [...]

2017-06-29T14:11:32+00:00June 29th, 2017|National Issues|

Health Research Board – National Disability Database Report Launch

Wednesday 21 June 2017 Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath TD visited St Michael's House on Wednesday 21 June 2017 for the launch of the National Disability Database Report. Speaking at the launch, the Minister said "This is an important piece of research for future planning, particularly for residential, respite and day care services" Minister McGrath met two disabled artists John Murphy & Olga Forde, whose work was featured on the report cover. Speaking at the launch Minister McGrath emphasised the importance of the arts in the disability community, as a tool for personal development in building confidence and self esteem. The two reports (featuring the aforementioned artwork) are [...]

2017-06-22T12:49:39+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Minister McGrath launches Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Research Report – “Getting my life reset – Living with an Acquired Brain Injury: The Irish experience”

Brian Hogan, who lives with Acquired Brain Injury, together with ABI Ireland CEO Barbara O’Connell and Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disabilities at the launch of a report which tells the experiences of people who live with brain injury and how to improve rehabilitation. www.abiireland.iePhotography: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography Brian Hogan, who lives with Acquired Brain Injury. Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today officially launched Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Research Report “Getting my life reset – Living with an Acquired Brain Injury: The Irish experience”. The Minister paid tribute to the 15 participants in the research who live with an acquired brain [...]

2017-06-19T15:42:46+00:00June 19th, 2017|National Issues|

Minister McGrath officially opens new Dialysis Therapies Centre at Beaumont Hospital

  This morning (Thurs 1st June) the Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Finian McGrath, T.D., officially opened the new Dialysis Therapies Centre in Beaumont Hospital - the new home for our outpatient Haemodialysis and Home Therapies services Since opening in February, the new Centre has increased capacity in the outpatient haemodialysis unit from 20 to 34 stations. This has allowed Beaumont to eliminate early morning and late night dialysis sessions, ensuring that patients are now dialysed during more social hours - between 7am to 11pm- improving their and their family’s quality of life and wellbeing. The Home Therapies department facilitates both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home haemodialysis (HHD), [...]

2017-06-22T14:27:16+00:00June 1st, 2017|Local Issues|
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