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€4.5m fund to support the reform of disability services

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today announced a €4.5m fund to support the reform of disability services. The Minister said, “This Government’s objective is to deliver disability services that are person –centred, putting those who need supports at the centre of all our activities. The objective of this [...]

2017-11-24T10:23:52+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Recognition of ISL for the Deaf Community Bill 2016

Minister McGrath welcomed the passage of the Recognition of ISL for the Deaf Community Bill 2016 through the Seanad yesterday. This important legislation, published by Senator Mark Daly, not only formally recognises ISL as a distinct language but provides for access to interpretation services and extra supports that are essential for deaf, hard of hearing and [...]

2017-10-19T12:20:53+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

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 [...]

2017-09-26T18:36:45+00:00 September 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 [...]

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

Delegation of Ministerial Functions (DoSP)

This week I received a Delegation Order from Minister Regina Doherty outlining my ministerial duties in the Dept of Social Protection. As stated in the letter these duties are unchanged from those delegation by the previous minister in this department, Leo Varadkar. I look forward to working with Minister Doherty on this issues.

2017-07-26T13:44:45+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Minister of State Finian McGrath TD launches the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021

Minister of State Finian McGrath launches the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021 14 July 2017 The Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath T.D., today launched the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017-2021.  The development of the Strategy involved a comprehensive public consultation process, including two rounds of regional public meetings and engagement with the Disability Sector. [...]

2017-07-15T11:06:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Disability, 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" [...]

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