Press releases

You can browse through Inclusion Ireland's media releases below, there is a pager at the foot of the page. Click on the title of any item to read its full text.

Release date: Friday, 10th May 2019

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has issued a response today (10th May 2019) to a significant funding cut imposed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for 2019.
 

Despite a record budget of over €1.9billion for disability services in 2019, Inclusion Ireland will have a cut in core funding from the Health Service Executive (HSE) and no commitment or assurance on funding in 2020. This cut in funding has the potential to seriously restrict the organisation’s work and may lead to job losses.   
 

Release date: Tuesday, 7th May 2019

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Inclusion Ireland launches Stories of Social Inclusion – Ireland

Inclusion Ireland is launching ’19 Stories of Social Inclusion- Ireland: Stories of Belonging, Contributing and Connecting’, on Wednesday 8th May, at Trinity College Dublin. The project is being launched by Kevin Kilbane, sports journalist, former professional footballer and one of the most capped players for Ireland of all time.

Release date: Monday, 15th April 2019

Inclusion Ireland has launched (15.04.19) its Local and European Manifestos and is calling on all candidates to prioritise the rights of people with disabilities.

Release date: Thursday, 14th March 2019

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has called on the Government to end its practice of depriving disabled people of their liberty via the Ward of Court system and State run institutions.

Release date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018

 

Inclusion Ireland and parents of children with a disability will today (26/09/2018) call on the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to act urgently to regulate and reduce the practices of restraining and secluding children with disabilities in our schools.

A discussion document, ‘Shining a Light on Seclusion and Restraint in Schools in Ireland’, has been produced to share the stories of fourteen children with a disability, some as young as five years old. The document will be launched today at a seminar in Dublin. 

Release date: Monday, 3rd September 2018

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Inclusion Ireland calls for whole of government approach to Budget 2019 to ensure that the rights of people with disabilities are strengthened.
 

Inclusion Ireland is calling on the government to take measures in Budget 2019 to give effect to the newly ratified United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), including investment in education, de-institutionalisation, accessible transport and anti-poverty measures.
 

Release date: Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has called on the Government to end its practice of depriving disabled people of their liberty via the Ward of Court system and State run institutions.

The advocacy organisation made its call following a court case in which a man was made a Ward of Court under the basis of conflicting medical evidence that left uncertainty around whether the person was able to make their own decisions or not.

Release date: Tuesday, 17th July 2018

Fine Gael-led Government condemned for excluding families of children with disabilities from major disability reform

Inclusion Ireland calls on Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD not to miss ‘once in a Ministerial term’ opportunity for reform

Release date: Tuesday, 26th June 2018

 

Inclusion Ireland has criticised the Government’s plans to exclude children from key disability reform called ‘personalised budgets’ and has called for an immediate reversal of the proposal.

A personalised budget is an amount allocated to a person to cover the cost of providing their care and support needs following an assessment of need or personalised planning process. The aim of a personalised budget is to allow a person and their family to decide what services and supports that individual receives, and who provides those services and supports.

Release date: Friday, 13th April 2018

 

Organisations focusing on disability issues have welcomed the publication of the draft final report by the Task Force on Personalised Budgets on progressing personal budgets for people with disabilities in Ireland. However, the four member partnership has criticised a number of the report’s recommendations, such as the decision to exclude children from the proposed system.

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