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Ireland is set to host its inaugural Disability Arts Festival Disrupt

Disrupt Disability Arts Festival is scheduled to run from March 7 to April 20. The Disrupt Disability Arts Festival, Ireland’s pioneering annual event celebrating disability in the arts, is set to kick off this spring. The festival starts on March 7 and continues until April 20 Disrupt is characterized as an energetic tribute to disability […]

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New Regulations Fail To Ensure Equal Financial Access For Individuals with Disabilities

National Advocacy Service report highlights various challenges faced by people with disabilities, showcasing instances that illustrate the difficulties encountered when attempting to handle and access their finances. Some individuals have been entirely barred from reaching their own monetary resources, while others receive restricted allowances, constraining their independence and life decisions. “People can face challenges with

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Minister Harris Announces Funding to Assist Students with Disabilities Access Third Level Education

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD recently announced additional funding to help students with a disability access third level education. The Fund for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education will be topped up in 2024 by 5%, bringing the total to €8 million for the first time ever.

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Eoghan McCabe Leads the Ultimate Fundraising Finale for Three Exceptional Causes

In 2022, Eoghan McCabe initiated the groundbreaking charitable endeavor known as “Eoghan’s Home Run”, and it is scheduled to reach its conclusion with a remarkable final event on December 30, 2023. This significant event, initially conceived as a school project, signifies the end of a two-year-long effort dedicated to creating a lasting impact on the

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Minister Humphreys announces funding to improve employment opportunities for disabled people

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys, announced that the government would allocate more funds to help disabled individuals find employment opportunities. The WorkAbility: Inclusive Pathways to Employment Programme is a new employment focused programme which aims to support disabled people to enter education and employment. The programme will begin in January 2024, with grants

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According to a survey only 1 in 5 of people agree disabled people are treated fairly – IHREC

To mark the International Day of People With Disabilities, the IHREC released the results of a survey conducted across the country. The survey revealed that only 21% of the public think that the government is supporting disabled people. On the other hand, only a low percentage of the respondents think that disabled individuals are given

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The Employment Scheme provides support to over a thousand individuals with disabilities

More than 1,000 people with disabilities were supported on the pathway to employment through the Ability to Work Fund over the past three years. The scheme is a €1.5m fund created by Rethink Ireland in partnership with State Street and the Government to open pathways to employment by investing in organisations that provide training, upskilling

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The Ireland Women’s Cerebral Palsy Soccer Team Won the 2023 Fédération CP Football Nations League Title

The team, which was composed of individuals with different abilities, defeated the Netherlands 12-6 in their tournament debut. They won their first match against Denmark 11-1 and then defeated Spain 16-1 in their next game. The newly-formed team was able to score 39 goals in three games, which proved their class and secured them the

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The allocation of funds for disability services has been the subject of criticism

The head of the Social Democratic leader criticized the allotment of funds for the disabled in the budget for 2024. Deputy Cairns, who is the party’s spokesperson on disability, said: “People with disabilities must fight for the most basic rights from the day they are born. Despite the ongoing crisis in services, this Government continues

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