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

How will your elected representatives promote and support the rights of people with disabilities in your community? Come along to one of our local or European events and ask them. 

Dublin

Inclusion Ireland will be hosting a hustings style event for the European elections in Dublin on 29th April. The event will be an opportunity to meet candidates in the Dublin constituency and ask questions. Email us at: info@inclusionireland.ie or call the office on 01-8559891 for more information and booking. 

Sligo 

Inclusion Ireland will be hosting a local election workshop for people with intellectual disabilities in The Model, Sligo on Wednesday 1st May. It will be a workshop focusing 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!​ Contact Inclusion Ireland for more information or to book a place. 

Tullamore

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

The event will be 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. All are welcome.

More information on the event at this link

 

More information and resources 

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.