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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|

Update on Seawall (James Larkin Road/Clontarf Road), associated S2S/Cycleway Project and Recent Flooding in this Area

Dear Resident Thank you for previously contacting me regarding the seawall between the Wooden Bridge and Causeway Road (James Larkin Road/Clontarf Road). I wish to now provide you with the latest update and am attaching for your attention the recent Part 8 advertisement from DCC regarding the matter of reducing the seawall height, and I [...]

2017-07-13T14:57:57+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Local 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|

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 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 [...]

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

Dublin Bay North Childcare providers can avail of new funding

Dublin Bay North childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund, according to Independent TD for Dublin Bay North, Minister Finian McGrath. Minister McGrath said the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, informed him that local crèches, community services and other childcare providers can apply for money for [...]

2017-05-29T14:49:06+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Local Issues|
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