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Release date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018
    • The national association for people with intellectual disability warns, however, that Ireland is not compliant with the international agreement.    
Release date: Thursday, 22nd February 2018

Inclusion Ireland welcomes today’s report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice & Equality on Wards of Court and in particular the recommendations by the Committee that an independent audit be held into both handling of wards' funds and the interaction of the Courts Service with wards and their families.  

Together with the Justice for Wards group, which was formed by family members of Wards of Court, Inclusion Ireland is calling on the Minister for Justice to implement the Committee's recommendations as a matter of urgency and to meet with the families involved.

Release date: Thursday, 8th February 2018

 

On the occasion of a visit to Ireland by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Inclusion Ireland again calls on the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to investigate the continued institutionalisation of persons with a disability in Ireland Inclusion Ireland calls on IHREC to publish the ‘confidential’ information they received from the HSE which persuaded them not to inquire.

 

Release date: Monday, 15th January 2018

Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability, has today (15/01/2018) called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms Katherine Zappone TD, to review the decision to exclude children with a disability from the remit of Tusla.

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.

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