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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|

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 [...]

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

Minister Finian McGrath welcomes Oireachtas approval for establishment of Commission of Investigation

  Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, has welcomed the approval given today (9th March) by both Houses of the Oireachtas to the draft Order establishing a Commission of Investigation into the care and protection of Grace (pseudonym) and others in a former foster home in the South East, which has been the [...]

2017-05-29T15:41:07+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Medical cards for children on Domiciliary Care Allowance

Minister for Health Simon Harris together with Minister Finian McGrath today published the Health (Amendment) Bill which means that 9,800 children in receipt of a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA), who have a disability, will receive a full medical card. Commenting Minister Harris said; “I’m really pleased to be publishing this Bill today. There are 33,000 [...]

2017-05-29T14:54:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Publication of the Devine and Resilience Reports

Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, TD, today (28th February 2017) welcomed the publication by the HSE of the Devine and Resilience reports into certain issues relating to a former foster home in the South East. This follows the Minister’s request to the HSE to engage with An Garda Síochána with [...]

2017-05-29T14:53:53+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Task Force on Personalised Budgets – FAQs

The Task Force on Personalised Budgets has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist members of the public to understand the key issues around personalised budgets and the work of the Task Force itself. The FAQ document is available on the Department of Health website here: http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/FAQs-TF-on-Personalised-Budgets.pdf Further information of the Task Force is [...]

2017-05-29T15:25:39+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Minister Finian McGrath opens new premises of the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland in Tralee

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today officially opened the new premises of the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland in Tralee. The Minister said, “Through dedication of its committee, the Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is a vibrant organisation which provides support to over 260 members and [...]

2017-06-22T13:17:32+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Archive, Disability, National Issues|

Disability Update

INDEPENDENT T.D.S BACK YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY Today a group of Independent T.D.s came out strongly in support of the 220 young people with a disability.   Spokesman for the group Finian McGrath T.D. said “It is a disgrace that a Government can find €2 billion for roads and buildings and yet cannot find €2-€3 [...]

2017-06-22T13:33:43+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Archive, Disability, National Issues|
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