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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 [...]

2018-04-19T00:06:35+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|

Recognition of Irish Sign Language Bill 2016 – Speech

Recognition of Irish Sign Language Bill 2016 Dáil Second Stage Minister of State with special responsibility for Disability Issues Finian McGrath TD 14 December 2017 Thank you [Chair].  Can I say at the outset that I am delighted to be here again and delighted that we have been able to achieve a consensus on this [...]

2017-12-14T17:00:22+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Additional €10m for Respite Care Services

Minister McGrath secures an additional €10 million for respite care service. 12 December 2017 Minister of State with special responsibility for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath TD, today (12th December 2017) announced the securing of an additional €10 million for respite care. €8 million will provide for nine new dedicated houses for respite in each Community [...]

2017-12-12T16:40:04+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|

Public Consultation on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards now open

Ministers Harris and McGrath announce opening of a Public Consultation on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on draft legislation relating to deprivation of liberty. The draft legislative provisions outline proposed safeguards for [...]

2017-12-11T16:32:00+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Disability, National Issues|
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