Launch of book by Mr. Paul Alford

Launch of book by Mr. Paul Alford Tuesday September 26th 2017 Good evening ladies and gentlemen and at the outset let me say how delighted I am to have been asked to be here with you this evening at the launch of Paul’s book. As many of you will know, the Department of Health has, for several years, been involved in a reform programme for disability services. Paul Alford is a classic example of this reform working properly. As a Government we must change how disability services are funded and provided. We must aim to shift choice and control from professionals and administrators to where it rightfully belongs – the [...]

2017-09-26T16:00:53+00:00September 26th, 2017|Disability|

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy – Seanad Éireann

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy Seanad Éireann, 26 September 2017 Opening remarks by Finian Mc Grath, Minister of State for Disability Thank you a Chathaoirligh for the opportunity to speak to the House this evening about the work that is underway on implementation of the New National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 which I published on 14 July and the range of related initiatives, including in the employment sphere, that are underway at present. Through eight key themes, consisting of some 114 actions, the Strategy seeks to significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities in a practical sense, and also in creating the best possible opportunities [...]

2017-09-26T18:36:45+00:00September 26th, 2017|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|

Launch of €10m Ability programme for young people with disabilities

Ministers Doherty and McGrath announce the launch of the Ability programme, a €10 million pre-activation programme  for young people with disabilities The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, TD, together with the Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, TD, today (18th September 2017) announced the launch of a new pre-activation programme for young people with disabilities called “Ability”.  Attending the launch was Jerry Murphy, Deputy CEO of Pobal, who will be managing the programme on behalf of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. The funding for this programme will amount to some €10 million over a three year period and is [...]

2017-09-19T16:17:05+00:00September 19th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|
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