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Agreement reached on Pay Restoration for Section 39 Workers.

Ministers Harris & McGrath Welcome Agreement on Pay Restoration for Section 39 Funded Organisations. Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, & Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, have today (Wednesday) welcomed the agreement reached between health sector management and unions at the WRC yesterday evening which will see pay restoration [...]

2018-10-03T14:58:09+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Uncategorised|

Fingal Youth Sports (Small Grant)  Scheme 2018 – Open for Applications

Are you a community, voluntary or sporting organisation working with young people based in the Fingal area? Fingal County Council Sports Office in conjunction with Sport Ireland are inviting applications for funding under the Youth Sport Small Grants Scheme (2018). This is open to Voluntary  Sporting  Organisations working with young people and based in the [...]

2018-09-25T16:38:18+00:00September 25th, 2018|Disability, Local Issues|

14,000 additional carers are now eligible for free GP Care

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, joined carers Moira Skelly and Rosemary Kratzchmer (both from Dublin) today at Bewley's on Grafton Street to encourage carers to register for their free GP Visit Cards at www.mymedicalcard.ie. From 1st September 2018 onwards, an additional 14,000 carers will be eligible for free GP [...]

2018-09-03T13:09:04+00:00September 3rd, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Minister McGrath appoints new Disability Stakeholder Group

 August 17th    The Minister of State with special responsibility for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath today announced details of the new membership of the Disability Stakeholders Group (DSG).     “The Disability Stakeholders Group plays an important role in the review and implementation of the National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 as well as contributing to [...]

2018-08-30T16:27:09+00:00August 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|

€775,000 allocated for disability projects under the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2018

Minister Mc Grath warmly welcomed funding of €775,000 specifically for disability projects, noting that “the measures approved in this Action Plan will put in place a number of supports to provide equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and their families, and improve the quality of their lives.” Summary of Dormant Account Measures National Survey [...]

2018-07-18T12:03:30+00:00July 18th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

Minister McGrath launches the report of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets

Minister McGrath today published the Report of the Task Force on Personalised Budgets "Towards Personalised Budgets for People with a Disability in Ireland". The report sets out how personalised budgets could work as a funding mechanism for people with a disability, providing them with greater choice and control over the services and supports they receive. [...]

2018-07-17T20:09:58+00:00July 17th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

14,000 Additional Carers to Receive Free GP Care

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath have today (Thursday) welcomed the fact that following the passing of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 last night 14,000 additional Carers are now to receive Free GP Care. The Bill means that those in receipt of either full [...]

2018-07-12T15:13:35+00:00July 12th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

€14million approved under the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme

Finian McGrath announces approval of €14million under the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath today announced funding of €14m to help elderly people and those with disabilities continue living in the comfort of their own homes. This marks a €2m increase on the funding that was allocated in 2017. The Disabled Persons [...]

2018-07-02T14:24:21+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Disability, National Issues|

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+00:00June 1st, 2018|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|
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