Tipperary receives €1,756,500 in funding for Housing Adaptation for Older People and Disabled People.

In a press release on the 30th of May, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage an increase of 12% in funding for Housing Adaptation for Older People and Disabled People was announced. “€74.5m exchequer funding combined with local authority contribution ensures over €193 million available to deliver 13000 grants.”  “Housing Adaptation Grants for […]

Support The Ability In Disability

Enable Ireland’s annual ‘Life With No Limits’ campaign takes place from 17 -22 September this year. The public can support Enable Ireland’s services for 7,500 children and adults with disabilities by purchasing Life With No Limit’s wrist bands, handy trolley disc or fluffy book markers from Enable Ireland charity shops, TK Maxx stores and volunteer sellers nationwide. The campaign […]

Rehab Group Urge Government To Ratify UN Convention On Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

EXPLORER Mark Pollock joined campaigners from Rehab Group and a number of prominent disability charities today, to urge the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ireland first signed the UN CRPD a decade ago, in March 2007, but have as yet not made it legally binding by […]

Local Authority National Accessibility Week, 28th Nov– 2nd Dec 2011

Local Authority National Accessibility Week 2011 is taking place from 28th November to 2nd December 2011.  The week-long campaign will coincide with International Day of People with Disability which is taking place on 3rd December 2011. National Accessibility Week is a continuation of the 2010 campaign which was designed with a particular focus on illegal […]

Teacher and carer resources must be used effectively and Government held accountable – Mitchell

Fine Gael Presidential candidate, Gay Mitchell MEP, has said that if elected President, he will hold the Government accountable to ensure that carer and teacher resources are used effectively and are not wasted. He was speaking yesterday (Monday) at the Inclusion Ireland event in the Mansion House, Dublin. “My eldest sister has a disability, both […]