Articles posted in 'Disability'

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Funding disability demonstration projects

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, reported to Sean Kyne (FG, Galway W) funding for 100 demonstration projects in residential and day disability services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 11th December 2013, 587-8).  They arose from the…

1 Debates: Cuts and austerity in disability and other services

Cuts in health and social services were raised by deputies and senators as soon as the Dail and Seanad returned in September.  On the order of business in the Seanad, Darragh O’Brien (FF, labour) questioned cuts in services in St…

Confirmation, communion, domiciliary payments

Willie O’Dea (FF, Limerick City) challenged the withdrawal of exceptional needs payments for confirmations (‘religious ceremonies’) (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th April 2013, 665-6).  The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told him that such payments had been reviewed by a…

Disability cuts

Senators protested against the cut in mobility grant and transport allowance for people with disabilities (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 27th February 2013, 385).  Marc McSharry (FF, industrial & commercial) said that he could not understand what the government had against people…

Administrative costs in disability services

The Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, replied to a question by Denis Naughten (ind, Roscommon – S Leitrim) on the cost of administration in the providers of disability services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 28th November 2012,…

Disability forum

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, told Martin Ferris (SF, Kerry N) that  at his request the National Disability Authority had held the first National Disability Forum this June (Dail Eireann, Debates, 2nd October 2012, w/a 211).  The…

1 Debates: Poverty and social protection

The Seanad held a two-day debate on the future of social protection in Ireland (Seanad Eireann, Debates, 18th October 2012, 22 – 50; 24th October, 67-76).  The debate was introduced by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, who emphasized …

Review of Domiciliary Care Allowance

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, told Brendan Griffin (FG, Kerry S) that the review of the working group for the Domiciliary Care Allowance would report by the end of December this year (Dail Eireann, Debates, 25th September 2012,…

Personal assistance services, home helps

Personal assistance services were raised in the course of a topical debate in the Dail  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th September 2012, 146-8).  The Minister for Health, James Reilly, told Brian Stanley (SF, Laois Offaly) that he had instructed the Health…

Disability services crisis

In the Seanad, Mary Ann O’Brien (ind, Taoiseach nominee) raised the need for day services for school leavers with disabilities (Seanad Eireann, Debates,11th July 2012, 736-7).  She quoted the case of a disabled child whose parents were told that there…

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