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Cregg House article

Date: April 20, 2012

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Disability Rights

Sligo Champion Article In light of the upcoming vote on the Fiscal Treaty, I had planned to write an article on the topic of democracy.  I had done a little research on the various different forms that democracy takes,...[more]

HSE cannot absolve itself of Cregg House responsibility

Date: April 17, 2012

Category: News Article, Disability Rights, Health

The HSE has a statutory responsibility to provide services for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and as such must immediately re-engage in meaningful and substantive discussions with the Daughters of Wisdom in...[more]

Cap on SNAs is Simply Unjust

Date: February 21, 2011

Category: News Article, Disability Rights

“The cap on Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and the withdrawal of the appeals system for parents where Special Needs Assistant hours are cut or discontinued is simply unjust”.  This was stated by Marian Harkin M.E.P, when...[more]

Rights of Passengers in Bus and Coach Transport.

Date: February 15, 2011

Category: News Article, Disability Rights

tIrish Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (15 February) praised the European Parliament for taking "baby steps in the right direction" after it backed a new regulation on the rights of passengers in bus and coach...[more]

MEP asks EU Commission to intervene in Brookvale House situation

Date: January 28, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers, Disability Rights

The funds which resulted from the sale of St. Davnet’s in Monaghan should be used to staff Brookvale House in Milltown which would provide the sheltered accommodation vitally necessary for people with intellectual...[more]

Targeting Disabled Children Unfair

Date: October 22, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights

Targeting disabled children in an effort to save money in the budget is unfair and unjust and the decision to get rid of the disability allowance for 16 - 18 year olds must be reversed. [more]

Airport Assistance For Disabled Persons

Date: July 25, 2008

Category: News Article, Disability Rights

From Saturday, July 26th, a new EU Regulation will ensure much improved conditions at airports for persons with a disability or persons with reduced mobility.[more]

M.E.P. URGES 1 MILLION SIGNATURES TO SUPPORT DISABLED.

Date: September 7, 2007

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights

A major boost for people with disabilities throughout the EU would be provided if one million signatures were accumulated for presentation to the European Commission on October 4th next.[more]

GOVERNMENT ATTITUDE ON AUTISTIC CHILDREN SLAMMED

Date: March 27, 2007

Category: News Article, Health, Disability Rights

The attitude of the Department of Education in attempting to deny an autistic child his right to primary education was in stark contrast to the commitment in the Proclamation of Independence which pledged to cherish all the...[more]

PROTECTION OF WOMEN, CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE AGAINST VIOLENCE

Date: September 5, 2006

Category: News Article, Disability Rights

Speaking on behalf of the ALDE group today in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the establishment of the specific programme "Fight against violence (Daphne)", Marian Harkin MEP highlighted the importance of creating...[more]

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