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”
Minister McGrath met two disabled artists John Murphy & Olga Forde, whose work was featured on the report cover. Speaking at the launch Minister McGrath emphasised the importance of the arts in the disability community, as a tool for personal development in building confidence and self esteem.
The two reports (featuring the aforementioned artwork) are available online:
Annual Report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database Committee 2016 Main Findings
Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2016 Main Findings