Today, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Eamon Gilmore, makes Ireland’s first address to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ireland was elected to the council last year and will sit on it until 2015. Meanwhile back at the ranch 1. Irish Government found to be breaching equality laws by not assisting older people with [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Disability'
February 27th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Disability, Equality
November 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Disability, Equality, Uncategorized
The referendum on Children which will take place this Saturday is about the state’s responsibility to children who are neglected or abused and at risk in their families – where their parents are not able to protect them or may be abusing them. It is about listening to children in those situations and acting where [...]
September 26th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Disability, Equality, Irish Politics, Paralympics, Recession
It has been a busy month. When the Paralympics began I like many other people with disabilities wondered what the impact would be on the attitudes of the general public, primarily whether messages of rights and equality and respect would outweigh expressions of pity and sympathy. I didn’t know that during the Paralympics in Ireland [...]
April 18th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Disability
Laura Maye is final year student in the University of Limerick studying for a Bachelors degree in Music, Media and Performance Technology. This animation on disability is part of her final year project and there are powerful messages in it from Sarah Fitzgerald and Dani Wheldon. “The Others” from Laura Maye on Vimeo.
March 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Disability
Opening in the Lighthouse Cinema on Friday 18th is Benda Bilili an award winning documentary about the Congolese group of disabled musicians and street children who make an album and become famous internationally.
March 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Disability, Equality
Given that Fine Gael and Labour had the most extensive commitments in the area of disability in their manifestos, it is no surprise that the Programme for Government section on the subject was extensive enough. The commitment to put the standards on Residential settings for people with disabilities on a statutory footing and ensure inspections [...]