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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, 21st April 2020

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Inclusion Ireland Calls for Immediate Action to Address COVID-19 Outbreaks in Disability Services

Inclusion Ireland the national organisation representing Irelands 66,000 people with intellectual disabilities and their families is requesting an urgent meeting with the Minister for Health Simon Harris to discuss issues of deep concern to one of the most vulnerable and isolated group of people in Irish society, those still remaining in institutional settings.

Release date: Thursday, 16th April 2020

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Inclusion Ireland Calls for Immediate Action to Address COVID-19 Outbreaks in Disability Services

Inclusion Ireland has called for immediate Government and HSE action to address the latest figures, released yesterday (15/04/2020), which indicated nearly half of all COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland have come from people living in care homes.

Release date: Wednesday, 15th April 2020

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Inclusion Ireland gravely concerned at the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in disability services

Inclusion Ireland is gravely concerned at the number of COVID-19 outbreaks in disability services across Ireland in response to figures released yesterday (13/04/2020) by the HSE. These figures reported that there are 32 outbreaks of COVID-19 in residential settings for people with disabilities.

Release date: Tuesday, 14th April 2020

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Inclusion Ireland calls on Government to protect the rights of people with intellectual disabilities during the Covid 19 period.

Inclusion Ireland would firstly like to commend the Government and HSE on the efforts so far in addressing the Covid 19 crisis. As the national organisation representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families we believe that more needs to be done for this group of people and their families.

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.

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