Blanchardstown Centre for Independent Living (BCIL) is all set to take part in the festivities once again, marking their 30th anniversary in style. BCIL has been a proud participant in the Blanchardstown St. Patrick’s Day parade for many years, showcasing the spirit of independence, inclusivity, and community. Founded three decades ago, BCIL has been a […]
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
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
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.
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
Our monthly meeting, typically held on the last Thursday at Blanchardstown Library, took place yesterday, December 8th, at The Bell Pub due to holiday sheduling. The change in venue for launch added a festive touch, creating a warm and supportive atmosphere for participants to share experiences, provide mutual encourangements, and build a sense of community.
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
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
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons on 3rd December was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the day , aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This day holds
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