Monday, December 11, 2017


‘ Your Power, Your Vote’

Dan Ryan
My name is Daniel Ryan. I attend Sunbeam House Services in Bray. In 2011 I made a video called ‘ Your Power, Your Vote’. The video was about politicians and politics and voting. I talked about how important it is to vote. I also spoke about how to vote and when you need to vote.

Mei Lin’s questions for politicians seeking election

If a politician called to your door, what would you say to them? My name is Mei Lin Yap and I am a young woman with Down Syndrome. I WANT TO BE A CITIZEN, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER!!

Key Election Messages from National Federation of Voluntary Bodies

1. Throughout the years of economic austerity, people with intellectual disability have been disproportionately adversely affected as there has been little or no investment in the sector since 2008. 2. In the period of economic recovery now being experienced in Ireland, it is imperative that we prioritise those who have been significantly disadvantaged. 3. Significant unmet and changing needs exist for people with intellectual disability: Addressing these needs requires total political commitment and substantial investment.

Putting Citizens at the Centre of Politics

I travelled to the EU parliament in Brussels on November 17th 2015. The conference was organised by Inclusion Europe and it concentrated on Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The focus of the conference was on supporting people with an intellectual disability to live independent lives in their communities.

Disability Services: Motion

The following motion was moved by Deputy Finian McGrath on Tuesday, 15 July 2014: That Dáil Éireann: notes: — the vital role people with a disability play in Irish society; — that 45% of people with disabilities experienced income poverty; — that 36% of people with a disability experienced basic deprivation;

Disability Issues twenty – or is it thirty? – years on

The season of politicians knocking on our doors is with us again. So - even if we don't think they're Santa Claus, what do we say to them about disability? Some things have changed for the better - people with disabilities are more visible and appear to have more rights, assistive technology is much better than it was. There's more data. But many problems are intractably the same as twenty years ago when I was personally involved. Lists are in fashion at present, so here's mine.

Election 2016 – People with intellectual Disabilities

Deputy Séan Fleming from Fianna Fáil has a strong record on enhancing and promoting the rights of people with disabilities. During our time in Government, there was a dramatic change in terms of legislation, planning, specialist service provision and access to mainstream services and activities for people with disabilities....

The Oireachtas and Intellectual Disability

Since entering Seanad Éireann in 2011, I have committed myself to raising the concerns and highlighting the issues expressed by individuals and groups advocating on behalf of those with an intellectual disability and their families.


HISTORIC MOMENT AS CAPACITY BILL PASSES ALL STAGES IN SEANAD - MORAN The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 passed all stages in the Seanad on Tuesday, 15th December following many hours of debate over the last number of weeks.

Inclusion Ireland – Election 2016 update

Inclusion Ireland will be launching a comprehensive information pack for the upcoming General Election which will take place in early 2016. Inclusion Ireland has already produced an Election Manifesto called ‘A Disability Manifesto for Equality and Human Rights – Intellectual disability issues for the 32nd Dáil’.