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: Thursday, 7th December 2017

 

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, today launched a toolkit that will guide disabled people in claiming their rights and achieving equality in disability services across Ireland.

Making Equality and Rights Real: A toolkit for setting up Equality & Rights Committees in Disability Services, is an Easy to Read, how to guide to setting up these committees and is being launched in the lead up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (03/12/2017).

Release date: Wednesday, 29th November 2017

 

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has condemned the HSE for its failure to protect residents of Áras Attracta from abuse following the publication of a HIQA overview report that details the negative findings of 14 inspections from July 2015 to May 2017.

The report shows that no progress was made in improving the lives of residents living in Áras Attracta since the scandalous revelations of the ‘Inside Bungalow 3’ Prime Time programme in December of 2014.

Release date: Monday, 20th November 2017

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, today (20/11/2017) launched an accessible booklet on Poverty and Disability.

The booklet, Poverty and Disability: An easy to read guide to economic inequality and the cost of disability, has been funded by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection as part of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17/10/2017) and was launched by Minister Regina Doherty at the Spencer Hotel in Dublin city centre.

Release date: Wednesday, 8th November 2017

Inclusion Ireland has welcomed the Taoiseach’s commitment to personal budgets but warns that there is an urgent need to reform how services for disabled persons are funded and delivered in Ireland.

The advocacy group was responding to comments made by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, during Leaders’ Questions yesterday (07/11/2017) in which Deputy Mick Wallace raised concerns about unacceptably inefficient supports being offered to a citizen with autism.

Release date: Thursday, 5th October 2017

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has welcomed the appointment of Áine Flynn to the position of Director of the Decision Support Service.

Sarah Lennon, Campaigns and Policy Lead, said, “We would like to congratulate Ms Flynn on her appointment, and wish the new appointee every success in leading this important body which will help to protect and promote the choices of individuals with issues around capacity.”

Release date: Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, today (15/08/2017) launched their Pre-Budget 2018 campaign and the advocacy organisation is taking the opportunity to encourage ministers to ensure that their departments are acting in accordance with the equality and human rights public sector duty.

This public sector duty requires public bodies to take proactive steps to actively promote equality, protect human rights and combat discrimination, and is provided for under Section 42 of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act, 2014.

Release date: Friday, 14th July 2017

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today (14/07/2017) welcomed the publication of the Government’s National Disability Inclusion Strategy (NDIS) but says that the policy document is short on vision and doesn’t go far enough to address the inequality that exists for people with disabilities in our society.

The National Disability Inclusion Strategy comes two years after the expiration of the most recent strategy for what is now regarded as a failed National Disability Strategy.

Release date: Thursday, 30th March 2017

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Thursday, March 30th 2017

Inclusion Ireland condemns 10-year delay in ratifying UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and calls on State to ratify without delay

Inclusion Ireland has called on the Government to publish a new timescale to finally ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) without any further delay.

Release date: Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Provisions of new Sexual Offences Bill are narrow, protective and paternalistic

New Bill leaves people with intellectual disabilities pre-judged in the eyes of the law

Inclusion Ireland is disappointed that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015, which passed through the final stage in the Seanad yesterday evening, uses terms that will mean persons with intellectual disabilities can be pre-judged in the eyes of the law.

Release date: Wednesday, 21st December 2016

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, December 21st 2016

Funding for commencement of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 will help to protect vulnerable persons from abuse

Inclusion Ireland welcomes launch of National Safeguarding Committee’s Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Inclusion Ireland insists that all efforts to strengthen the rights of vulnerable adults to live lives free from abuse will be undermined without funding to commence the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. 

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