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How have cuts affected you - pre-Budget event

Inclusion Ireland, Irish Autism Action and Down Syndrome Ireland will launch a joint pre-Budget document on Wednesday 9th October...Read full story ›

Justice Minister must listen to people with disabilities on new decision-making law

The Minister for Justice must listen to people with a disability about new decision-making legislation says Inclusion Ireland, as the Department of Justice prepares to hold a consultation day on the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Bill 2013 today (Wednesday 25th September)...Read full story ›

This-Ability Exhibition

The This-Ability exhibition which will take place on Tuesday 15th October 2013 will showcase through photographs the evolution of strengths in advocacy, campaigning, skills, talents and the abilities of people with disabilities..Read full story ›

60pc of charities report income drop since 2010

SIX out of 10 charities admit they have suffered a drop in income over the past three years – with some losing up to 25pc of their funding...Read full story ›

Charities call for Government strategy to protect vulnerable

Most charities experience sharp decline in income. Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan said the values underpinning recent budgets had been largely economic and focused on cuts. ..Read full story ›

Charities seek Government strategy to protect key services

Cabinet told of need to preserve social fabric in advance of budget ..Read full story ›

Disability groups excluded from special needs planning

The National Council for Special Education has been criticised for excluding disability organisations from a group planning changes to how special needs teachers are allocated to schools...Read full story ›

New disability regulations to begin soon

The regulation of residential services for children and adults with a disability is to begin ‘in the coming weeks',..Read full story ›

Ombudsman overturns HSE decision that saw child's medical funding withdrawn

The Ombudsman for Children has rejected as unfair and unsound a HSE decision to withdraw discretionary funding from a child, who is undergoing an extensive series of operations in the US...Read full story ›

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements��?. ..Read full story ›

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Patrick Fitzgerald, Leader with Galway Centre for Independent Living