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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 [...]

By |2018-12-12T13:03:57+01:00November 30th, 2018|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|0 Comments

New Affordable Childcare Scheme to Open for Applications in October 2019

Existing childcare subsidy schemes to remain in place for 2019/20 programme year, ensuring certainty for families and ‘continuity of care’ for children Comprehensive information and training supports to be rolled out from early 2019 offering [...]

By |2018-12-19T23:36:39+01:00November 8th, 2018|National Issues|0 Comments

Minister McGrath opens Antoine House, Residential Centre & Sli na Daoine

On the 19th October, 2018, Minister for Disabilities Finian Mc Grath T.D., officially opened Antoine House, and Sli na Daoine, at Drumillard, Castleblayney, Co.Monghan to support people with disabilities and their families  Officiating at the opening Minister [...]

By |2018-12-19T23:40:29+01:00October 19th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

Minister McGrath officially opens Windrock Respite Centre

The Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD, today officially opened a new respite house in Co Wexford to support people with disabilities and their families. The Minister said, “This Government is committed to providing a [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:01:32+01:00October 15th, 2018|Disability, Local Issues, National Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2018-09-03T13:09:04+01:00September 3rd, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

€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 [...]

By |2018-11-23T15:46:35+01:00July 18th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:14:29+01:00July 17th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:12:21+01:00July 12th, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

€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 [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:10:15+01:00July 2nd, 2018|Disability, National Issues|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-03-05T17:08:08+01:00June 1st, 2018|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|0 Comments