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: 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.

Release date: Tuesday, 9th July 2019
HSE cuts to training allowances likely to increase poverty and act as  a barrier to further education, training and employment   Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today (09/07/19) warned that cuts to a training allowance for people with disabilities is likely to push more people with disabilities into isolation, poverty and act as a further barrier to personal and social development, formal learning, training and ultimately employment.   
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

For immediate release

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.

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