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New Medical Card Measures to Remove Barriers to Work for People with Disabilities

Minister for Health Simon Harris today (Friday) announced a significant improvement to the medical card assessment process which will enable persons in receipt of a Disability Allowance payment to have a greater earnings capacity and still retain their medical card. From the 1st December 2018, the medical card earnings disregard for persons in receipt of Disability Allowance will be significantly increased, from €120 to €427 per week and will apply to the assessment process for both single persons and to family assessments.  This increase of more than 250% means that the earnings of someone in receipt of Disability Allowance that can be disregarded under the medical card assessment process has [...]

2018-12-12T13:03:57+00:00November 30th, 2018|Disability, Jobs, 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 27 projects* to deliver a new pre-activation Programme for young people with disabilities, called “Ability”. The Ability Programme will provide supports to over 2,600 young people with disabilities aged between15 to 29 years old. The focus of the Programme is on projects aimed at young people with disabilities and is designed to assist in their transition [...]

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

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy – Seanad Éireann

Statements on the National Disability Inclusion Strategy Seanad Éireann, 26 September 2017 Opening remarks by Finian Mc Grath, Minister of State for Disability Thank you a Chathaoirligh for the opportunity to speak to the House this evening about the work that is underway on implementation of the New National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 which I published on 14 July and the range of related initiatives, including in the employment sphere, that are underway at present. Through eight key themes, consisting of some 114 actions, the Strategy seeks to significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities in a practical sense, and also in creating the best possible opportunities [...]

2017-09-26T18:36:45+00:00September 26th, 2017|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|

Jobs Section: Ronan Shaw

Mr Shaw is seeking employment in the area of Ag Science. He is eminently qualified and his exam results indicate that he would be a great hire. His CV is here: Ronan Shaw CV  

2017-07-08T11:11:49+00:00July 8th, 2017|Jobs|

EmployAbility Galway’s #100jobs campaign

  Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today (20th February 2017), visited EmployAbility Galway to announce the results of its #100jobs campaign. EmployAbility Galway is one of the 23 organisations that operate the EmployAbility service throughout the State. The EmployAbility service is a national employment and recruitment service dedicated to improving employment outcomes for job seekers with a disability.  It is based on the ethos that participation in employment can be achieved by people with a disability when they are able to avail of individualised supports that are based on their choices and preferences. The #100jobs campaign was launched by EmployAbility Galway in June of [...]

2017-05-29T14:59:30+00:00February 20th, 2017|Disability, Jobs|

McGrath welcomes €297 million new hospital at Beaumont

Deputy Finian McGrath has warmly welcomed the granting of Planning Permission for a new €297 million Independent Hospital at Beaumont. “This is a major investment on the Northside of Dublin” said McGrath. “It will create 500 new direct jobs and 780 indirect jobs. It will also provide 245 beds and on top of this they will assist the main hospital in funding and new services” added McGrath

2017-06-22T12:46:41+00:00September 9th, 2008|Archive, Jobs, Local Issues|
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