by Sarah Toher Co-Ordinator National Office of the IASE Muing, Belmullet, Co. Mayo


This year IASE membership has peaked to over 500, this is expected to rise substantially over the coming months as there has been a change in membership fees:

  • Membership is now FREE to people in receipt of benefits.
  • For individuals in employment, the cost is €20 annually.
  • The fee for corporate membership is €250 annually.

The current work of IASE has been addressing members’ concerns to government by making formal responses to the sectoral plans. Submission have been made to Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment; Department of Social and Family Affairs and the Department of Health and Children. Copies of submission are available at www.iase.ie

This year the IASE National Conference will take place on 15-16 November in the Arklow Bay Conference and Leisure Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Organisations interested in presenting on relevant supported employment topics, models of best practice or information relevant to the sector are asked to submit an abstract for consideration to iase@iol.ie or by post to Muing, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

IASE produces a free bi-monthly newsletter for members. It provides reader with up-to-date information on the work of the association, supported employment events, projects of interest, funding opportunity.


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