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: Wednesday, 5th February 2020

In 2015, Inclusion Ireland welcomed the passing of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act after many years of campaigning for legislation that protects the decision-making rights of persons with intellectual disabilities among others.


Despite the Act being signed into law more than 4 years ago the parts of the Capacity Act relating to the repeal of the Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 and the review of Wards of Court have yet to be commenced. As a result, in 2018, 346 people were made Wards of Court.


Release date: Tuesday, 28th January 2020

The Inclusion Ireland ‘Asks’ for Candidates

Inclusion Ireland has published an easy to follow manifesto on their website and a list of suggested questions to put to election candidates. Inclusion Ireland is the National Association for people with an Intellectual Disability and advocate on their behalf. The organisation is encouraging people to email their local public representatives and candidates. Information is available from a constituency drop-down menu on its website to assist with this. 

Release date: Friday, 24th January 2020
2000 voiceless people stuck in institutions despite promise to move them to community settings by 2018  Inclusion Ireland demands that budgets and community facilities be put in place for these people who have been left behind.
Release date: Wednesday, 8th January 2020


Historic Cabinet Meeting on Disability

Inclusion Ireland welcomes the historic disability focused Cabinet meeting taking place today in Dublin.

This meeting is an important opportunity for Government to take on board the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and ensure there is a co-ordinated approach across Departments to the implementation of the Convention.

Release date: Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

Inclusion Ireland calls for government action on the housing crisis faced by people with intellectual disabilities & their families Inclusion Ireland is hosting an important

conference on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in relation to housing on December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Release date: Tuesday, 8th October 2019

Inclusion Ireland’s initial reaction to the Budget 2020 measures announced today is that there will be little benefit for people with intellectual disabilities from this budget.

Release date: Monday, 23rd September 2019

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today (23/09/19) welcomed the proposal by Minister for Education, Joe McHugh T.D, that schools will be required to give formal notification of the use of reduced timetables.

“Today’s announcement by the Minister on proposed guidelines aimed at limiting the use of short school days, is a welcome step in the right direction, given the impact the practice is having on children and their parents” said Enda Egan, CEO of Inclusion Ireland.

Release date: Thursday, 5th September 2019

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today called on the Minister for Education to compel schools to meet their obligation to educate children with disabilities. 

The call came at the launch of research that for the first time details the widespread, hidden and often illegal suspension of children with disabilities by placing them on short school days – so they miss classes and opportunities to socialise with other children.

Release date: Thursday, 25th July 2019

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has called on the Government to uphold the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities living in 24-hour supervised residences for people with mental illnesses.

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