Blog Articles, tagged with: Disability

Call for Budget 2015 fairness

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Government urged to think of families in crisis As a member of both the Disability Federation of Ireland and Care Alliance, we strongly support their joint call (with several other organisations) for funding for services to be restored before any new tax cuts are introduced in Budget 2015. The ...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 24 2014 10:07 AM

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DFI Pre Budget Submission

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DFI is urging Government to use this Budget to make the case for an inclusive society that leaves no-one behind. Budget 2015 must break the chain of previous austerity budgets, improving vital services and income supports for people with disabilities, and addressing the growing levels of hardshi...

Published by DFI/MS Ireland on Thursday September 18 2014 10:10 AM

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Survey on a Potential New Product

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Cooking pot with siphon attachment for people with a disability Andrew Fahy, is on the International Entrepreneurship Masters programme in the University of Limerick (UL). He is currently completing a Strategic Commercialisation Project to complete the final stage of a Business Masters. Andrew i...

Published by MS Ireland/Andrew Fahy University of Limerick on Thursday August 07 2014 09:46 AM

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DFI: Restore SSNO funding

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DFI Calls On Government to Restore SSNO Funding to Disability Organisations The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today called on Government to restore €1.2 million in funding lost to 26 disability organisations before the commencement of summer recess in the Oireachtas tomorrow. 26...

Published by DFI on Thursday July 17 2014 09:46 AM

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Access all Areas

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Ah, public transport… Train stations without elevators or escalators; Buses with seats for elderly or disabled people; Crutches or walking sticks you want to throw from the train right into the Irish Sea. We’ve all been there, needing escalators instead of high, rusty, wobbly, wet a...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday June 19 2014 11:00 AM

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Changes to Local Property Tax

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Relief for people with disabilities to LPT Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan T.D., has announced that he has extended the reliefs from Local Property Tax (LPT) to certain disabled and/or incapacitated individuals to correct anomalies and inequities.  People with MS may be eligible for...

Published by MS Ireland/Citizens Information on Friday June 13 2014 10:00 AM

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Accessibility around the World!

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Does accessibility mean the same thing to you as it does to me? Accessibility, or lack thereof, is really a hobby horse of mine and it really gets my juices flowing, makes my blood boil! Accessibility is not just about ‘getting there’. It should be about what you can do when you get ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Friday May 30 2014 11:00 AM

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DFI National Conference Update

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Citizen Engagement – local Government by local People On April 3rd, the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) held its national conference  ‘Citizen Engagement – Local Government by Local People’ in Dublin Castle. The upcoming local elections on the 23rd May 2014 ga...

Published by MS Ireland on Friday April 11 2014 09:32 AM

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Why Exercise is Important

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Baz Luhrmann had one piece of advice that he considered vitally important to give to the class of ’99. He said that if he could only offer one tip for the future it would be to wear sunscreen. He had other tips to offer but the wearing of sunscreen was 'the tip' The one tip I would like to...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday February 20 2014 11:00 AM

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Reversal in cuts to housing adaptation grants

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Good news for people with MS in Dublin This morning MS Ireland welcomes the decision by Dublin City Councillors to reverse proposed cuts to the housing adaptation grants for people with disabilities. Proposed cuts to servics for homeless people were also reversed. The cuts, which were announced...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday January 15 2014 09:53 AM

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