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McGrath gets green light for new €40 million accident and emergency department at Beaumont Hospital

MCGRATH GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR NEW €40 MILLION ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT BEAUMONT HOSPITAL   Minister Finian McGrath has confirmed that he has got the green light for the construction of a new €40 million Accident and Emergency Department at Beaumont Hospital. Finian has been in detailed discussions with the Department of Health, HSE [...]

2017-10-19T15:59:45+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Local Issues, 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|

Irish Men’s Sheds Association: malehealth.ie

Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath T.D., was honoured to return to his political roots at Dublin City Hall, where he first elected as a councillor in 1999, to speak at the launch of malehealth.ie, an important website designed by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. This is an organisation that encourages openness through [...]

2017-07-20T17:13:49+00:00 July 20th, 2017|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|

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 [...]

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