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Ministers Doherty and McGrath announce funding of €16 million for 27 Projects under ‘Ability’ Programme for young people with disabilities

Ministers Doherty and McGrath announce funding of €16 million for 27 Projects under ‘Ability’ Programme for young people with disabilities The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, T.D., together with the Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, T.D., today (1st of June 2018) announced funding of €16 million for [...]

2018-06-01T22:34:50+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|

Minister McGrath speaks out on inappropriate use of Posters

Speaking after the Autism Conference in Croke Park this morning, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, said, “that children with Down Syndrome should not be used in this debate especially not in posters in the same way any children shouldn’t  be in poster for a Referendum campaign”.    He also [...]

2018-05-28T14:28:14+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Government announces funding to Improve the Homes of Older People and People with a Disability

Today the Government announced that €66.25 million will be made available in 2018 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses.  This investment will facilitate changes needed to make homes suitable for a person with a physical, sensory/intellectual disability or mental health difficulty, to enable older people and people with [...]

2018-05-04T15:11:12+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Locations announced for €10m National Respite Programme

Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, today announced where new respite facilities will be located nationally to support people with disabilities and their families. The Minister said, “This Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater [...]

2018-05-03T13:57:16+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Minister Finian McGrath travels to New York to officially mark Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Independent Alliance Minister of State with responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, will officially mark Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations in New York today. The ratification of the UN Convention took place in the Dáil last month. Now Minister McGrath is delivering the formal [...]

2018-05-03T13:15:47+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  The Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath T.D., today welcomed the decision of Dáil Éireann to approve the terms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) “Today marks a key moment, not only for people living with a disability, but also for their families, friends [...]

2018-04-19T00:13:44+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Free admission for Disabled Visitors and Carers at OPW Heritage sites 

Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran announces scheme to commence on 1st May 2018 Kevin “Boxer” Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, has today (22nd February) announced free admission for disabled visitors and their carers into OPW Heritage Sites from the 1st of May this year. Speaking [...]

2018-02-23T15:18:13+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Independent Alliance firmly on the side of distressed borrowers with Homes Bill

Press Statement from Independent Alliance The Independent Alliance is on the side of borrowers who are in mortgage distress and their proposed legislation in the area offers the best long-term solution to keeping people in their homes. The fast-tracking of legislation to keep people in their homes remains a priority of the Independent Alliance. Government has [...]

2018-02-21T21:25:43+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Uncategorised|
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