Elections 2019

 

Ireland is holding local and European Elections on Friday 24th May 2019. 

Inclusion Ireland is asking candidates to promote equality and rights for persons with intellectual disabilities in their roles as local councillors and Members of the European Parliament (MEP's). 

Local elections

Inclusion Ireland is asking candidates to promote the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in their roles as local Councillors and to:

  • Ensure access to housing
  • Ensure accessibility
  • Promote participation
  • Support employment 
  • Promote rights and equality 

Read Inclusion Ireland's manifesto for equality and rights at this link 

Read more about our key asks at this link 

European Elections 

Inclusion Ireland is asking candidates to promote the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in their roles as MEP’s and to: 

  • Support people to live in the community 
  • Stop discrimination
  • Ensure accessibility 

Read Inclusion Ireland's manifesto for an inclusive Europe at this link 

Read more about our key asks at this link

Local and European Election Events

Inclusion Ireland held election events in Dublin, Cork, Tullamore and Sligo. Read our article and have a look at some pictures at this link

Previous events

Sligo 

Inclusion Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association hosted a local elections hustings in Sligo on May 16th. More information on the event at this link

Offaly

Inclusion Ireland hosted a local election event in Tullamore on Tuesday 14th May, 11-12.30pm.  

The event was an opportunity for people with disabilities and the local community to meet with and pose questions to some of the local election 2019 candidates for Offaly County Council. 

More information on the event at this link

Cork

Inclusion Ireland, Cork Centre of Independent Living, Cork Regional Advocacy Group and the Disability Federation of Ireland hosted a local elections event on Tuesday, 14th May, 2.30pm-4.30pm in the National Learning Network (NLN), Hollyhill. 

The event was for people with disabilities, familiy members and other interested people in the Cork City North West WardCandidates who are running for local election in Cork City North West for Cork City Council were there to meet people with disabilities at the event. More information on the event at this link

Dublin

Inclusion Ireland hosted a hustings style event for the European elections in Dublin on 29th April. The event was an opportunity to meet candidates in the Dublin constituency and ask questions. 

Inclusion Ireland hosted a local election workshop for people with intellectual disabilities in The Model, Sligo on Wednesday 1st May. The workshop focused on learning about how elections work, the candidates that are running and the issues people with intellectual disabilities might want to raise when canvassers come knocking on the door!​  

More information and resources 

You can download our easy to read guide to voting at this link

The European Parliament Liasion Office in Dublin, with support from Inclusion Ireland, has made an easy to read guide to voting in the European Elections on 24th May. Click on the easy to read symbol to have a look 

 

In the run up to the elections, Inclusion Ireland will be posting more information and resources for people with intellectual disabilities, family members and supporters. Keep an eye on this page.