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Make Way Dublin »»

Make Way Dublin Many Dubliners will be shocked to learn that some of their everyday actions unconsciously create major difficulties for people with disabilities on the streets of Dublin. For example; ·      ...


Mansion House, April 19th, 2017 »»

Mansion House, April 19th, 2017 Mansion House, April 19th, 2017 (From left to right: Pat Nestor, Accessibility Officer with Dublin City Council, Cllr Rory McGinley, Lord Mayor, Cllr Brendan Carr, Senator John Dolan, Sergeant...


Position: Community Development Worker (Disability) – Dublin and Regional Brief »»

Position: Community Development Worker (Disability) – Dublin and Regional Brief Position:                 Community Development Worker (Disability) – Dublin and Regional Brief Contract Duration:...


“Building Better Supports for Tomorrow Together – Taking Control of Change”. »»

“Building Better Supports for Tomorrow Together – Taking Control of Change”.   “Building Better Supports for Tomorrow Together – Taking Control of Change”. This is your opportunity to define and discuss current challenges with your contemporaries,...


Community Participation Network Competition »»

Community Participation Network Competition   What?           The Community Participation Network (CPN) is a network of organisations and local community stakeholders who have come...


Limerick Community Day »»

Limerick Community Day CPN Limerick Community Day Local people got their chance to have their say on a range of local issues at a Community Day in Limerick City on Wednesday 22 February. The Community Participation...


Community Participation Network (CPN) »»

Community Participation Network (CPN) Network, Share Learning, Represent. We've changed our name! Coming together for our first meeting of 2017 we agreed a shorter name of Community Participation Network (CPN) to help...


#Dublin4All event »»

#Dublin4All event 'We want to be better than the best city when it comes to accessibility' said Dublin’s Lord Mayor Brendan Carr at DFI’s Accessibility Workshop on Jan. 27th. The #Dublin4All...


Limerick CPN Community Day planned for February 2017 »»

Limerick CPN Community Day planned for February 2017 The 'Community Day' will take place on Wednesday 22nd February, bettween 10:30am and 4pm, at the small exhibition room, Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick. This...


Practical Self Advocacy - Mayo Celebration »»

Practical Self Advocacy - Mayo Celebration Today, Friday 20 January 2017 we celebrated the successful delivery of Practical Self Advocacy in Castlebar led locally by Mayo CIL and delivered through the Community Participation Training...


Practical Self Advocacy Training »»

Practical Self Advocacy Training What is Practical Self-Advocacy? Training in the area of advocacy can offer the support in developing a person’s own unique and individual capacity around speaking up on personal rights,...


Practical Self Advocacy Wicklow Autumn 2016 »»

Practical Self Advocacy Wicklow Autumn 2016 Practical Self Advocacy – Wicklow   Every Wednesday for 6 weeks from the 19th of October to the 23rd of November, 10.30am— 3pm. The Bridge Community Centre, Arklow,...


Practical Self Advocacy Ballyfermot Autumn 2016 »»

Practical Self Advocacy Ballyfermot Autumn 2016 Every Friday for 6 weeks from the 11th of November to the 16th of December, 11am—3pm. Ballyfermot Library, Ballyfermot Rd. In follow up to the delivery of the CPTN Course on Training,...


Practical Self Advocacy - Kerry Celebration »»

Practical Self Advocacy - Kerry Celebration   The Practical Self Advocacy Course has been completed in Tralee. All Participants were involved in a range of workshop activities and share their perspective on different topics but...


Practical Self Advocacy - Wicklow Celebration »»

Practical Self Advocacy - Wicklow Celebration At the end of December, Wicklow County Partnership came together with DFI and local Councillor Miriam Murphy to celebrate the achievement of all those who participated on the Wicklow County Partnership...


Press Release - The 10th International Day of Persons with Disabilities »»

Press Release - The 10th International Day of Persons with Disabilities What: The 10th International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) When:...


Third Annual Symposium on Quality for the Community, Voluntary & Disability Sector 2016 »»

Third Annual Symposium on Quality for the Community, Voluntary & Disability Sector 2016     SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE QUALITY IN THE COMMUNITY & VOLUNTARY SECTOR Friday 2nd December 2016, Millstream Plaza, University of Limerick, 10:00am SOLA, The...


Press Release from the Disability Federation of Ireland: Nov. 21st , 2016, Dublin Castle, Conference Centre »»

Press Release from the Disability Federation of Ireland: Nov. 21st , 2016, Dublin Castle, Conference Centre The People, Their Stories at #MakeItWorkDFI   At a major conference today in Dublin Castle organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland, a capacity audience heard that everyone...


Make it Work: Employment and People with Disabilities »»

Make it Work: Employment and People with Disabilities Employment and People with Disabilities Monday, 21 November, 2016, 10.00-16.00 A Disability Federation of Ireland National Conference The Conference Centre, Upper Courtyard, Dublin...


Call for Expressions of Interest - CAROLINE post-doc funding »»

Call for Expressions of Interest - CAROLINE post-doc funding Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway (CDLP) are seeking expressions of interest from prospective Postdoctoral Research Fellows. DFI and...


Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People A Discussion Paper »»

Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People A Discussion Paper November, 2016 Dedication We would like to dedicate this paper to the memories of Michael Corbett and Martin Naughton. Michael used assistive technology daily including a mouth stick and...


INVITATION- Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People in Ireland A Discussion Paper »»

INVITATION-  Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities and Older People in Ireland A Discussion Paper On Monday 7th November 2016 at 11 a.m.   With special guest, Lord David Puttnam (via video link) Christina McCarthy, Expert Assistive Technology User Senator John Dolan, CEO,...


Martin Naughton RIP 1954 - 2016 »»

Martin Naughton RIP 1954 - 2016 Reposing this afternoon in Stafford's Funeral Home, Strand Road, Portmarnock from 3.30pm until 6.30pm. Removal tomorrow, Saturday morning, to the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Baldoyle...


The Disability Federation of Ireland has said that Budget 2017 'utterly fails to address issues facing disabled people' »»

The Disability Federation of Ireland has said that Budget 2017 'utterly fails to address issues facing disabled people' The Disability Federation of Ireland has said that Budget 2017 'utterly fails to address issues facing disabled people' Senator John Dolan, CEO Disability Federation of Ireland said today,...


Practical Self Advocacy Limerick Autumn 2016 »»

Practical Self Advocacy Limerick Autumn 2016   6 weekly sessions: 06 October - 10 November 2016. 11am - 4.30pm each day  NCBI, 2-3 Parkview Court, Lord Edward Street, Limerick In follow up to the delivery of the...


Practical Self Advocacy - Mayo »»

Practical Self Advocacy - Mayo   6 weekly sessions:  starting on Thursday 20 October, running until Thursday 01 December 2016 Running from 11am - 4pm each day  Venue: Parish Centre, Chapel Street,...


Passing of our colleague Michael Corbett »»

Passing of our colleague Michael Corbett It is with deep sadness that I inform you that our colleague Michael Corbett passed away on Sunday morning 25th September at home. Mike worked for DFI since 2002 as a Support Officer...


BUDGET 2017 Must Deliver on Government’s Promises to People with Disabilities »»

BUDGET 2017 Must Deliver on Government’s Promises to People with Disabilities   JOINT PRE-BUDGET STATEMENT ISSUED BY EIGHT LEADING DISABILITY ORGANISATIONS, 29 September 2016   September 2016 – We, the under-signed national voluntary disability umbrella...


2015 Annual Review »»

2015 Annual Review Acronyms CES Comprehensive Employment Service CIL Center for Independent Living CRM Customer Relations Management CPTN Community Participation Training Network CDLP...


The Wheel Pre-Budget Press Conference »»

The Wheel Pre-Budget Press Conference September 2016 – We, the under-signed national voluntary disability umbrella organisations, representing the diversity of people with disabilities, including mental health, and their families...


CPTN Practical Self Advocacy Training 2016 »»

CPTN Practical Self Advocacy Training 2016 “You need to live it to understand it” says Maureen Browne of living with a disability. She brings all her experience and expertise to delivering DFI’s Practical Self-Advocacy...


Social Service Employers Meeting Invitation »»

Social Service Employers Meeting Invitation Social Service Employers Meeting Invitation Venue: Disability Federation of Ireland, Fumbally Court, Dublin When: Monday, 26th September 2016, 14.00-17.30pm   Do you know that...


CPTN Accessibility and Universal Design Training October 2016 »»

CPTN Accessibility and  Universal Design Training October 2016 Wednesday 5th,Thursday 6th and Wednesday 26th of October, 10am - 4pm each day in DFI Office, Dublin 8. The Community Participation Training Network (CPTN) has been established on the ethos of...


Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations »»

Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations   “Innovation Management: Developing Structured Creativity for Processes and Services for Community and Voluntary Organisations”- Level 8 Module The Disability Federation...


DFI Review of the first 100 Days of Government 11th May - 19th August 2016 »»

DFI Review of the first 100 Days of Government 11th May - 19th August 2016   Contents  Overview                                                            ...


Press statement from Disability Federation, 23 August 2016 »»

Press statement from Disability Federation, 23 August 2016 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has forwarded a review of the Government’s first 100 days in office to all cabinet members, in light of the commitments to disability made in ‘A...


DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2017 - Make or Break »»

DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2017 - Make or Break Disability is all around us Every family is affected at some point and when they are, they are met with totally inadequate social services and supports. That is why DFI fought and won commitments...


Creative Approaches to Practical Advocacy - Galway Autumn 2016 »»

Creative Approaches to Practical Advocacy - Galway Autumn 2016 6 weekly sessions: September 22nd – October 27th, 2016. 10am - 4pm each week -   Suan, Sandyvale, Galway. In follow up to the delivery of the CPTN Course on Training,...


Recommendations for Budget 2017 to the Department of Social Protection »»

Recommendations for Budget 2017 to the Department of Social Protection   Disability Federation of Ireland   Recommendations for Budget 2017 Submission to the Department of Social Protection   July 2016   1             ...


About »»

About Disability Federation of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee not having share capital, registered in Dublin. Registered No 140948, CHY No 6177 Supporting Organisations to Enable People with...


Disability and Equality in Community Development »»

Disability and Equality in Community Development Supporting and Promoting Change A new way of learning to bring about change together DFI were invited to present to a Summer School hosted by the Community Work Ireland (CWI) together with...


Campaign for Neuro-rehabilitation Services "We Need Our Heads Examined" »»

Campaign for Neuro-rehabilitation Services 'We Need Our Heads Examined' In support of the Campaign for Neuro-rehabilitation Services "We Need Our Heads Examined" launching next Thursday 23rd June, can I ask you to post this article below on Websites/Facebook...


Government need to clarify plans on income support for people with disabilities »»

Government need to clarify plans on income support for people with disabilities The Disability Federation of Ireland has said that the controversy caused by ministerial briefing documents, which suggest cost saving measures for payments to people with disabilities, is causing...


The CARA National Inclusion Awards 2016 - Applications process opens on March 31st and closes on June 17th 2016. »»

The CARA National Inclusion Awards 2016 - Applications process opens on March 31st and closes on June 17th 2016. Is your club, college, organisation, or school making a difference and increasing opportunities for people with disabilities in Sport and Physical Activity? If yes, consider applying for...


Community Participation Training Network  Evaluation Report May 2016 »»

Community Participation Training Network  Evaluation Report May 2016 Contents Executive Summary and Recommendations  Background: Development of the Community Participation Training Network Chapter 1: Community Participation Training Network...


Erasmus Plus Unlocking Freedom through Education Project (KA2) »»

Erasmus Plus Unlocking Freedom through Education Project (KA2)   This is a project funded by Erasmus+. Erasmus+ provides funding to projects that share information among European Union countries. This...


Launch of National Carers Week 2016 »»

Launch of National Carers Week 2016 Care Alliance Ireland would like to invite you to Launch of the National Carers Week 2016 The morning will include some words from Senator John Dolan, and a poetry reading by Monica Corish...


Disability Federation of Ireland welcomes the publication of the Programme for Government »»

Disability Federation of Ireland welcomes the publication of the Programme for Government The Disability Federation of Ireland has welcomed the publication of the Programme for Government. The CEO of the Disability Federation of Ireland, Senator John Dolan, said: “After a...


Developing an Inclusive Labour Market in Ireland »»

Developing an Inclusive Labour Market in Ireland   DFI held an Employment and Income Network of Interest meeting on the topic of Employment for people with disabilities on the 10th May 2016. Senator John Dolan, CEO DFI introduced the...


CHAT - Community Hub for Assistive Tech »»

CHAT - Community Hub for Assistive Tech  (A Community of Practice) We held yet another successful gathering National Council for the Blind of Ireland Drumcondra Dublin on the 27th April 2016 10.30 – 12.30. Pierce Richardson...


Notice: DFI AGM 14th July at the Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice »»

Notice: DFI AGM 14th July at the Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice 14th July at the Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice The DFI AGM will take place on the 14th July at the Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s...


Disability Federation of Ireland Welcomes Appointment of Super Junior Minister for Disability Inclusion »»

Disability Federation of Ireland Welcomes Appointment of Super Junior Minister for Disability Inclusion DFI Press Release The Disability Federation of Ireland has warmly welcomed the appointment of Finian MGrath, TD as Minister for Disability. Congratulating Minister McGrath on his new position,...


John Dolan elected to Seanad Éireann - Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland, 28 April 2016 »»

John Dolan elected to Seanad Éireann - Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland, 28 April 2016 Press Release John Dolan, CEO Disability Federation of Ireland, elected to Seanad Éireann DFI welcomes the appointment of John Dolan to the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éireann. DFI...


DFI on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube »»

DFI on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube Twitter www.twitter.com/DisabilityFed     Facebook www.facebook.com/DFIIreland       YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsC9TjfreJSAGvdr7hkA1SA...


FACs Forum »»

FACs Forum A range of patient and representative groups came together to form FACS Forum Ireland in 2014, in response to the representations of Karen W Keely, a mother of three children affected by anti-convulsants. The...


Census 2016 - Accessibility »»

Census 2016 - Accessibility Census 2016 involves everyone in Ireland! In preparing for the census, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has made every reasonable effort to ensure that Census 2016 is accessible to everyone. They...


Better Outcome & Impact Reporting - 19th & 20th October 2016 »»

Better Outcome & Impact Reporting - 19th & 20th October 2016 This practical and fast-paced course will give you the skills to make the most of your data, and deliver compelling and useful outcome and impact reports. You will learn how to go about analysing...


Disability Federation concerned that Political Impasse is Impacting on People with Disabilities »»

Disability Federation concerned that Political Impasse is Impacting on People with Disabilities Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland, 10th April 2016  The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is deeply concerned that the present remarkable delay in forming a Government...


Training for Trainers to Deliver: Practical Self Advocacy 2 day Course May 2016 »»

Training for Trainers to Deliver: Practical Self Advocacy  2 day Course May 2016 Training for Trainers to Deliver: Practical Self Advocacy Training Course Monday 02 and 30 May €80 Concessions available This course will support those participants of the above Training...


Training Delivery and Evaluation 4 day course April 2016 »»

Training Delivery and Evaluation 4 day course April 2016 Every Tuesday from 10.30am-4.30pm on 12 April , 19 April, 26 April and 10 May. ILAS, NUIG, Upper Newcastle Road, Galway (Click here for directions) €150 Concessions available This...


West Region Platform April 2016 »»

West Region Platform April 2016 The next DFI West Region Platform Meeting will be held on Thursday, 07 April in the Disabled Drivers Association (DDA) Co. Mayo. Throughout the year we deliver platforms based on themes...


Ballybane, Mervue and Westside Courses & Community Training Workshops »»

Ballybane, Mervue and Westside Courses & Community Training Workshops   Courses in Ballybane Community Resource Centre - all courses take place from 10am - 12pm: Training Course Start Date Outdoor Fitness Starting...


Epilepsy & Autism Information Day »»

Epilepsy & Autism Information Day Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway.   Times: 10.00am - 2.00pm Sponsored by Shire Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd. Conference is ogranised by: Epilepsy Ireland and Brothers of...


Health and Wellness - Hospital FRC, Limerick, April 2016 »»

Health and Wellness - Hospital FRC, Limerick, April 2016 Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 April, Hospital Family Resource Centre Knockainey Rd, Limerick. 10 am - 1pm. Support to feel empowered, healthy and balanced. This course is aimed at providing...


Empowering Parents Programme Galway February 2016 »»

Empowering Parents Programme Galway February 2016 6 Week course starting Wednesday 10 February, 10 am - 1pm  each day. Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUIG, Newcastle Road, Galway. Click here for directions. The DESSA (the...


Disable Inequality Manifesto »»

Disable Inequality Manifesto   Disable Inequality Making Disability a Priority in Election 2016   Does That Seem Fair To You?   If we want to build a better, more equal Ireland for everyone,...


3 Powerful Questions to Ask Candidates »»

3 Powerful Questions to Ask Candidates   Almost 600,000 people in Ireland – that’s one in eight of us – are living with a disability.   Two in three of us know an immediate family member, a friend...


Ireland’s Challenge, Ireland’s Opportunity: Briefing Paper for Political Party Manifestos »»

Ireland’s Challenge, Ireland’s Opportunity: Briefing Paper for Political Party Manifestos November 2015   1.        INTRODUCTION Every issue is important to those affected by it, but the issue of disability is vital to Ireland’s...


The Disable Inequality Campaign will officially launch in mid-January 2016 with a Political Rally in Dublin. »»

The Disable Inequality Campaign will officially launch in mid-January 2016 with a Political Rally in Dublin.   ​ One story at a time, Disable Inequality is making equality a defining issue in Election 2016. Join our campaing website by clicking the following link www.disableinequality.ie More...


The Path to Quality for the Voluntary Disability Sector: Symposium 27 November 2015 »»

The Path to Quality for the Voluntary Disability Sector: Symposium 27 November 2015 A Symposium on Quality and the Launch of SOLA, The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary sector. Friday, 27th November 2015, The Pavilion, North Campus,...


Launch of SOLA - The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary Sector »»

Launch of SOLA  - The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary Sector Launch of SOLA  - The Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Quality in the Community and Voluntary Sector Media Release 27 November 2015 Quality in organisations in the community,...


DFI’s National Election Campaign Forum - 5th December »»

DFI’s National Election Campaign Forum - 5th December Interested in Disability Issues? Want to campaign on issues that affect you? Would you like to join a wide network of disability advocates?   Then join us at DFI’s National...


Budgett 2016 Special Newsletter »»

Budgett 2016 Special Newsletter DFI are bitterly disappointed and deeply concerned about Budget 2016 and Government policy in general as it does not show a comprehensive ambition to resolve the poverty and exclusion experienced...


Galway City Partnership Health and Wellness Event 22 October 2015 »»

Galway City Partnership Health and Wellness Event 22 October 2015 Many thanks to Galway City Partnership for organising the Health and Wellness Event in Ballybane Community Resource Centre as part of the Social Inclusion Week 2015 for Galway City. It gave us...


The ENTELIS project »»

The ENTELIS project The ENTELIS project - funded by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme - brings together nine partners from across the European Union and one partner from the United States,...


Key Measures - Budget 2016 »»

Key Measures - Budget 2016 Health Just €280m in new money goes forward to next year’s health budget, a mere 2% raise on 2015. €8 million for expansion of therapeutic services for children, particularly...


Press Release: Comprehensive Employment Strategy Launch »»

Press Release: Comprehensive Employment Strategy Launch 2nd October 2015 – The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today acknowledged the publication of the Comprehensive Employment Strategy, however they have raised concerns that the strategy...


Assistive Technology - Breaking the Barriers »»

Assistive Technology - Breaking the Barriers Technology has come to define the society in which we live. It has moved into every aspect of social, political, economic and cultural life. Technology can be considered as a source of social support...


Health and Wellness 3 Day Course - Limerick »»

Health and Wellness 3 Day Course - Limerick Community Participation Training Network CPTN Programme of Training 2015 - 2016 DFI are continuing the roll out of training through CPTN with this 3 day course on Health and Wellness, delivered...


Empowerment and Advocacy QQI Level 6 (6N14538) »»

Empowerment and Advocacy QQI Level 6 (6N14538) New dates and Venue announced ! his course offers opportunities for upskilling staff who provide support to marginalised, vulnerable, elderly and or people with disabilities. With the increasing...


DFI congratulate the Clayton Hotel for winning an award for Disability Access in JCI Galway Friendly Business Awards 2015 »»

DFI congratulate the Clayton Hotel for winning an award for Disability Access in JCI Galway Friendly Business Awards 2015 DFI had the chance to catch up and congratulate the Clayton Hotel for achieving the JCI Galway Business Award 2015 for Disability Access. The Friendly Business Awards seek to recognize...


Budget 2016: Recovery needs ‘to take hold’ for people with disabilities »»

Budget 2016: Recovery needs ‘to take hold’ for people with disabilities Joint Statement From Nine Disability Organisations Re Budget 2016 September 2015 - We, the under-signed national voluntary disability organisations[1], representing the diversity of people with...


National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Conference 13 October 2015 »»

National Federation of Voluntary Bodies Conference 13 October 2015 The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies is hosting a one-day conference on: “Promoting Employee’s Health & Well-being” When:                           ...


Women & Epilepsy event, Galway 21 October 2015 »»

Women & Epilepsy event, Galway 21 October 2015 Epilepsy Ireland will host a Women & Epilepsy event on Wednesday, 21st of October 2015 for women who experience Epilepsy. The day begins at 9.30 am and will be held in the Menlo Park Hotel...


DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2016: No Recovery Without Us »»

DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2016: No Recovery Without Us Disability Affects Everyone People need a form of social insurance that provides for adequate income and support services.  However at present our social infrastructure is not equipped to...


Disability Federation of Ireland’s Review of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan 2013 - 2015 »»

Disability Federation of Ireland’s Review of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan 2013 - 2015 13th July, 2015 FOREWORD This is the Disability Federation of Ireland’s Review of the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan (NDSIP) 2013 – 2015. DFI is represented on...


Press Release: National Economic Dialogue Must Address the Real Issues »»

Press Release: National Economic Dialogue Must Address the Real Issues Tuesday 14th July 2015 - The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) are one of a number of organisations invited by Government to attend the ‘National Economic Dialogue’ in Dublin Castle...


Video: Pat Healy, HSE National Director of Social Care »»

Video: Pat Healy, HSE National Director of Social Care Pat Healy, HSE National Director of Social Care gave a presentation on 18th June 2015.   We have now made the video of the complete seminar available on our YouTube channel, and also...


ASSISTID: Research Project Now Open »»

ASSISTID: Research Project Now Open Become a Marie Curie researcher: We encourage researchers in a variety of disciplines to submit an original research project (Behavioural Science, Computer Science, Health Care Professional, Engineers...


Submit pieces for the DFI Newsletter »»

Submit pieces for the DFI Newsletter DFI wants to hear from you! Have an upcoming event? How about some news you want to share with everyone? The DFI newsletter is always open for submissions from our organisations and other relevant...


DFI Recommendations for Budget 2016 »»

DFI Recommendations for Budget 2016 Summary To serve the interests of people with disabilities, their families and communities, Budget 2016 must:   Ensure all people with disabilities have an adequate income that...


Implementing PQASSO Quality Management System (QMS) »»

Implementing PQASSO Quality Management System (QMS) Dates:           Wednesday and Thursday, 22nd and 23rd July 2015, Times:          10.30 am to 4 pm, Venue:...


€1m announced for Carers: National Carers Week June 8th to 14th »»

€1m announced for Carers: National Carers Week June 8th to 14th Joan Burton, TD announces €1m for home carers during the 9th Annual National Carers Week     From DSP Press Release: "Tánaiste and Minister for Social...


Profile of people with disabilities in Ireland »»

Profile of people with disabilities in Ireland Published May 2015 National facts and figures 595,355 people reported having a disability in 2011; that’s 13% of the population of Ireland. 1 Of people aged 15 and over with...


Press Release: DFI and NAI relieved at reinstatement of SSNO funding »»

Press Release: DFI and NAI relieved at reinstatement of SSNO funding The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) announced today that they were relieved that the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) funding had...


Videos of Carlow Kilkenny By Election 2015 Candidates »»

Videos of Carlow Kilkenny By Election 2015 Candidates   Carlow Kilkenny By Election 2015 candidates answer three questions at Disability Federation of Ireland Candidate Event in Bagenalstown, Carlow on 28th April 2015. Question 1:...


Employment Special Newsletter May 2015 »»

Employment Special Newsletter May 2015 An Ireland that is fully inclusive of people with disabilities will be an Ireland where disabled people take their place alongside their peers, not only in education, and in the social arena, but...


Feature: Romeo and Juliet »»

Feature: Romeo and Juliet Run of the Mill is a theatre group based in Dublin. On May 5th, they held a production of Romeo and Juliet to an eager crowd at the Pavillion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire. This was no ordinary rendition,...


County profiles of people with disabilities »»

County profiles of people with disabilities ...


Kilkenny Disability Infographics »»

Kilkenny Disability Infographics In order to get the infographics, please download the PDF from the top right corner.   Alternatively to get them in jpeg (photograph) form visit our Facebook page https://www.faceboo...


Carlow Disability Infographics »»

Carlow Disability Infographics In order to get the infographics, please download the PDF from the top right corner.   Alternatively to get them in jpeg (photograph) form visit our Facebook page https://www.faceboo...


Carlow Kilkenny By Election Manifesto »»

Carlow Kilkenny By Election Manifesto Disability in Carlow and Kilkenny There are 595,355 people in Ireland with a disability. That is 13% of the entire population of Ireland. Of these people;  7,482 people have...


Press Release: By Election Candidate Event 28th April »»

Press Release: By Election Candidate Event 28th April Tuesday 28th April – Tonight, the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has invited a number of candidates standing in the Carlow Kilkenny By-election to an event in Bagenalstown so that they...


CEO John Dolan on RTE News »»

CEO John Dolan on RTE News   Our Chief Executive John Dolan was on the RTE One O'Clock and Six One news on Friday April 17th condemning the recent attacks on people with disabilities.   You can watch...


Deadline Extended to register with Charities Regulatory Authority »»

Deadline Extended to register with Charities Regulatory Authority   Charities established before the 16th of October 2014 now have until the 16th of April 2016 to apply to be included in the Register of Charities   Minister for Justice and...


DFI states free GP care roll out is “wrong decision by Government” »»

DFI states free GP care roll out is “wrong decision by Government” 13 April 2015 - The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has expressed concern regarding the announcement over the weekend that a deal had been reached with doctors' representatives regarding...


Right To Act Campaign »»

Right To Act Campaign The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway, as co-ordinator of the EU PERSON project, has today launched a campaign to push governments, private entities and individuals...


2015 Governance Code National Training Programme »»

2015 Governance Code National Training Programme Pobal Community Fund April – October 2015   Sligo, Kilkenny, Cork, Athlone, Limerick, Galway and Dublin   As part of our ongoing support for Good Governance in the...


Prep for Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 »»

Prep for Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015   Familiarise yourself and your organisation with the legislation – www.lobbying.ie. Review your organisation’s arrangements for recording relevant communications...


Two Hearts Beat as One - USA Disability Rights Trip »»

Two Hearts Beat as One - USA Disability Rights Trip 25 March 2015: Our friend and colleague Martin Naughton and his team are currently in America, in a month-long journey designed to connect with key locations and leaders associated with the advancement...


March 2015 Newsletter »»

March 2015 Newsletter Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated in the final Leaders Debate on Prime Time, before the last general election, that disability was his number one social justice priority. The 600,000 disabled people...


CEO John Dolan in the Irish Times »»

CEO John Dolan in the Irish Times People with disabilities and their families will view the current round of party conferences as a marker on whether or not their voices are being heard. These conferences will be “setting out...


January 2015 Newsletter »»

January 2015 Newsletter Like many of you reading this, I found the footage from Áras Attracta on Prime Time on the 9th December distressing and shocking, and I woke up the next morning feeling distinctly hung over....


DFI Response to Prime Time Investigates Programme »»

DFI Response to Prime Time Investigates Programme Dublin, 9th December - The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) stated that it is “gravely concerned and shocked” by the footage shown in the Prime Time Investigates programme this evening...


DFI Response to HSE Service Plan 2015 »»

DFI Response to HSE Service Plan 2015 Disability Federation Concerned with Lack of Investment in Services The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today welcomed the publication of the HSE Service Plan and the allocation of an extra...


A Guide for DFI Members Working for People with Disabilities Through Local Government »»

A Guide for DFI Members Working for People with Disabilities Through Local Government October 2014 A new approach to Local Government in Ireland Emphasis is now focused on the local community as the primary driver of change. Radical reform in local government was introduced...


Formal Establishment of the CRA and commencement orders for the Charities Act 2009 »»

Formal Establishment of the CRA and commencement orders for the Charities Act 2009 We are delighted to let you know that the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD has signed the Statutory Instruments for the formal establishment of the Charities Regulatory Authority as planned...


Budget 2015 doesn’t start the recovery for people with disabilities »»

Budget 2015 doesn’t start the recovery for people with disabilities Dublin, 14th October 2014 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) stated that the measures announced in Budget 2015 today do not have the vision or ambition to ensure that people with disabilities...


DFI Partners with Hollyfort Services to Offer New Preventative Maintenance Programme »»

DFI Partners with Hollyfort Services to Offer New Preventative Maintenance Programme The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Hollyfort Services, a specialist service in Healthcare Facilities Installation and Maintenance, to offer...


Disability Joint Statement Budget 2015 »»

Disability Joint Statement Budget 2015 Press release by Disability Federation of Ireland, Center for Independent Living Carmichael, Care Alliance Ireland, Not for Profit Business Association, Federation of Volunatry Bodies, Mental Health...


Preventative Maintenance Programme (in association with Hollyfort Services) »»

Preventative Maintenance Programme (in association with Hollyfort Services) In association with Hollyfort Services DFI is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Hollyfort Services, a specialist service in Healthcare Facilities Installation and Maintenance, to...


DFI Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality on the Discussion Paper on Sexual Offences against Vulnerable Persons »»

DFI Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality on the Discussion Paper on Sexual Offences against Vulnerable Persons on the Discussion Paper on Sexual Offences against Vulnerable Persons DFI is pleased to make a submission to the Department of Justice and Equality regarding the recent Discussion Paper on Sexual...


DFI Submission on the “Sexual Offences and Vulnerable Persons” discussion paper and proposed legislation: Summary in Easy-to-Read language »»

DFI Submission on the “Sexual Offences and Vulnerable Persons” discussion paper and proposed legislation: Summary in Easy-to-Read language Disability Federation of Ireland Submission on the “Sexual Offences and Vulnerable Persons” discussion paper and proposed legislation   Who are we? The...


Joint Statement: To call on Government to develop a cross-departmental plan to restore and grow funding for public services »»

Joint Statement: To call on Government to develop a cross-departmental plan to restore and grow funding for public services The Care Alliance Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Rural Link, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, National Youth Council of Ireland and The Wheel call on Government to develop...


DFI calls on Government to Invest in Personal and Social Services in Budget 2015 »»

DFI calls on Government to Invest in Personal and Social Services in Budget 2015 Press Release by the Disability Federation of Ireland 23rd September 2014; Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today called for the Government to invest in personal and social...


DFI's Submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation on Water Charges Plan Consultation »»

DFI's Submission to the Commission for Energy Regulation on Water Charges Plan Consultation Water Charges Plan Consultation (CER/14/366) 28 August 2014 About Disability Federation of Ireland The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is the national support organisation for voluntary...


DFI's Submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland on the Draft Code of Programme Standards »»

DFI's Submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland on the Draft Code of Programme Standards On the Draft Code of Programme Standards August 2014 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is the national support organisation for voluntary disability organisations (129 members)...


DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2015: Leave No One Behind »»

DFI Pre-Budget Submission 2015: Leave No One Behind People with Disabilities: An Equal Part of Ireland’s Future; The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) calls on the Government of Ireland to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and improve...


‘Minister Varadkar raises key issue in regard to services’ says John Dolan of the Disability Federation of Ireland »»

‘Minister Varadkar raises key issue in regard to services’ says John Dolan of the Disability Federation of Ireland 12th September 2014 Dublin The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, recently revealed his belief that people would be unlikely to welcome modest increases to their income in Budget 2015 “if...


Inclusion Ireland Conference: Cost of Disability, 25 September 2014 »»

Inclusion Ireland Conference: Cost of Disability, 25 September 2014 Thursday 25 September 2014 Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 Inclusion Ireland are hosting a conference on the Cost of Disability on Thursday, 25th September 2014, 9.30am – 4.00pm, ...


Information Booklet on Post School Options in Education and Training for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities »»

Information Booklet on Post School Options in Education and Training for Adults and School Leavers with Disabilities Launched by National Council for Special Education August 2014 The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has prepared an information booklet with a range of providers and agencies,...


Xyea Software for managing risk and compliance for DFI Member Organisations »»

Xyea Software for managing risk and compliance for DFI Member Organisations Are you finding it difficult to comply with the high volume of regulations within the care sector? Do you have an effective risk management system in place?      As part...


August 2014 Newsletter »»

August 2014 Newsletter Over the past number of years, it has become ever clearer just how badly the outcomes of previous Budgets have left people with disabilities behind.  The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)...


Booklet to Support Young Adult Carers - Now Available. »»

Booklet to Support Young Adult Carers - Now Available. August 2014 The 16 page booklet was developed originally in English, and then translated into Italian and German with some country-specific modifications. The booklet is intended for anyone working...


Almost 10,000 more disabled people could benefit from Water Charge Allowance through structure change »»

Almost 10,000 more disabled people could benefit from Water Charge Allowance through structure change 1st August Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is today urging Government to review the structure and management of water charges to avoid pushing people with disabilities into...


DFI Welcomes the Restoration of SSNO Funds to Disability Organisations »»

DFI Welcomes the Restoration of SSNO Funds to Disability Organisations 18 July Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today welcomed the announcement from the Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, that 23 disability organisations are to see their...


DFI Calls On Government to Restore SSNO Funding to Disability Organisations »»

DFI Calls On Government to Restore SSNO Funding to Disability Organisations 16 July 2014 Dublin 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...


Open letter on SSNO cuts to Minister Kelly and Minister Lynch; July 2014 »»

Open letter on SSNO cuts to Minister Kelly and Minister Lynch; July 2014 July 2014 On 30th June, 26 disability and caring-oriented organisations saw their funding through the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) revoked, at a total annual loss of €1.2...


DFI Highlights Huge Concern at Withdrawal of Government Funding to Disability Sector: Press Release; 9th July 2014 »»

DFI Highlights Huge Concern at Withdrawal of Government Funding to Disability Sector: Press Release; 9th July 2014 Press Release Dublin, 9 July 2014 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today urged the newly formed Cabinet to reinstate funding to 26 organisations supporting people with disabilities. 26...


John Dolan's SSNO Funding Cuts Speech; 9th July 2014 »»

John Dolan's SSNO Funding Cuts Speech; 9th July 2014 9th July 2014 Dublin   Just over a week ago, 26 disability and caring-focused organisations learned that their funding through the Scheme to Support National Organisations in...


DFI's Submission to the Department of Social Protection and Recommendations for Budget 2015 »»

DFI's Submission to the Department of Social Protection and Recommendations for Budget 2015 Recommendations for Budget 2015  June 2014    1     Budget 2015 must: 1. Ensure that all people with disabilities have an adequate income that...


Broadcasting Authority Seeks Views on Draft Code of Programme Standards »»

Broadcasting Authority Seeks Views on Draft Code of Programme Standards Press Release 1st July 2014 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) launched, on the 1st July 2014, a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that...


Newsletter Special Edition | May 2014 »»

Newsletter Special Edition | May 2014 Update on the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan Government Strategy Needs to Ensure the Quality of Life for People with Disabilities             The...


DFI Seminar: 28th May 2014: Regulation and Keeping the Focus on Best Outcomes for People with Disabilities »»

DFI Seminar: 28th May 2014: Regulation and Keeping the Focus on Best Outcomes for People with Disabilities DFI Seminar 28th May 2014 The recently-appointed Chief Executive of the Charities Regulatory Authority, Úna Ní Dhubhghaill, and the Deputy Director of Regulation at the Health...


"Leave Nobody Behind" Pledge Candidates List »»

'Leave Nobody Behind' Pledge Candidates List Here are the names of candidates that have signed our "Leave Nobody Behind" Pledge  Local and European Elections 2014 Party Leaders who have signed our "Leave Nobody Behind"...


Sign the “Leave Nobody Behind” Pledge. »»

Sign the “Leave Nobody Behind” Pledge. DFI Local and European Election Candidates Pledge: “Leave Nobody Behind” “As a Candidate for the Local or European Elections we, The Disability Federation of Ireland, are asking...


Invitation to Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Access Rules Public Consultation Launch »»

Invitation to Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Access Rules Public Consultation Launch 26th May 2014 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is launching its Access Rules Public Consultation. The BAI reviews the Access Rules every two years.  The BAI must publicly consult...


DFI Urges Election Candidates and Party Leaders to Pledge to ‘Leave Nobody Behind’ »»

DFI Urges Election Candidates and Party Leaders to Pledge to ‘Leave Nobody Behind’ Thursday, 15th May 2014 Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is calling on all party leaders and candidates to the Local and European Elections 2014 to sign its pledge to “Leave...


DFI Local and and European Election Campaign 2014 »»

DFI Local and and European Election Campaign 2014 On 23rd May this year, citizens across Ireland will elect the candidates they choose to represent them in local government and in the European parliament over the next five years.  Among those...


John Dolan Statement 12th May 2014 – outside Leinster House »»

John Dolan Statement 12th May 2014 – outside Leinster House Outside Leinster House Check against delivery   Today is not really about these elections, and we have two by-elections also.  It is about the future for people with disabilities...


DFI Launches Election Campaign at Leinster House »»

DFI Launches Election Campaign at Leinster House 12th May 2014 Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today launched its posters and election campaign for the Local and European elections outside Leinster House.  As part...


Disability Federation of Ireland Urges Support for PA Service in Seanad »»

Disability Federation of Ireland Urges Support for PA Service in Seanad Press Release Wednesday, 7 May 2014 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is urging Senators to vote in favour of the motion on the Personal Assistant (PA) service for people with disabilities...


Training for Success: one-year course for people with epilepsy »»

Training for Success: one-year course for people with epilepsy Training for Success is now recruiting for 2014/15 Training for Success is the award-winning one-year course for people with epilepsy run in The Institute of Technology, Sligo in partnership with...


DFI's European Parliament Election Manifesto 2014: ‘One Europe for All’ Fully Inclusive of People with Disabilities »»

DFI's European Parliament Election Manifesto 2014: ‘One Europe for All’ Fully Inclusive of People with Disabilities ‘One Europe for All’ Fully Inclusive of People with Disabilities Disability Federation of Ireland People with disabilities count and represent over 595,000 Irish citizens, not...


DFI's Local Election Manifesto 2014: Including People with Disabilities in Local Government Decision Making »»

DFI's Local Election Manifesto 2014: Including People with Disabilities in Local Government Decision Making Including People with Disabilities in Local Government Decision Making Disability Federation of Ireland DISABILITY IN IRELAND: SOME FACTS AND FIGURES In...


Presentations from the DFI National Conference: 3rd April 2014 »»

Presentations from the DFI National Conference: 3rd April 2014 Please see below powerpoint presentation slide from the DFI National Conference on 3rd April 2014 If you would like further information please contact DFI on 01- 454 7978.   ...


Submission to the Department of Health On the Draft General Scheme for Advance Healthcare Directives for Incorporation into the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 »»

Submission to the Department of Health On the Draft General Scheme for Advance Healthcare Directives for Incorporation into the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 March 2014 Introduction The Disability Federation of Ireland is the national support organisation for voluntary disability organisations (129 members) in Ireland who provide services...


Disability Federation of Ireland Calls on People with Disabilities and Disability Organisations to Engage in Local Government Reform »»

Disability Federation of Ireland Calls on People with Disabilities and Disability Organisations to Engage in Local Government Reform ‘Citizen Engagement – Local Government by Local People’ Dublin Castle, 3rd April 2014  The message emerging from the DFI National  Conference, being organised by...


Press Release from Department of Environment, Community and Local Government at the DFI Conference 3rd April 2014 »»

Press Release from Department of Environment, Community and Local Government at the DFI Conference 3rd April 2014 ‘Citizen Engagement – Local Government by Local People’: A Historic day for Public Participation 3rd April 2014 ‘Citizen Engagement – Local Government by Local...


DFI National Conference Brochure: Citizen Engagement – Local Government By Local People »»

DFI National Conference Brochure: Citizen Engagement – Local Government By Local People Thursday, 3 April 2014 10am – 4pm; Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2. The Conference will be opened by Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government. Why...


March Newsletter 2014 »»

March Newsletter 2014 The charity and disability sectors in Ireland provide hugely valuable and vital services for people and communities all across the country.  In coming together to tackle the issues facing people...


Access to Life: Personal Assistant Services in Ireland and Independent Living by People with Physical and Sensory Disabilities : Full Report »»

Access to Life: Personal Assistant Services in Ireland and Independent Living by People with Physical and Sensory Disabilities : Full Report Disability Federation of Ireland February, 2014   Acknowledgements As a post-retirement project on leaving employment at the Disability Federation of Ireland, it was agreed...


Getting our European Act together! - Presentations »»

Getting our European Act together! - Presentations DFI European Network of Interest Seminar  Monday, 20th January, 2014 from 9:30 to 13:00, in DFI, Fumbally Court, Fumbally Lane , Dublin 8. Following our first DFI European Network meeting...


February Newsletter 2014 »»

February Newsletter 2014 On 17 January, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter TD, announced the upcoming establishment of a Charities Regulatory Authority. Mr Shatter confirmed that an interim chief executive...


Pat Healy, National Director Social Care HSE - Presentation in DFI on 5th Feb 2014 »»

Pat Healy, National Director Social Care HSE - Presentation in DFI on 5th Feb 2014 Presentation at DFI, 5th Feb 2014 Video  This is the video podcast of Pat Healy giving his presentation at the Disability Federation of Ireland.    Audio  This...


DFI launches 'Access to Life' report looking at Personal Assistant Services in Ireland »»

DFI launches 'Access to Life' report looking at Personal Assistant Services in Ireland 6th February 2014 Trinity College, Dublin DFI launched the report 'Access to Life: Personal Assistant Services in Ireland and Independent Living by People with Physical and Sensory Disabilities'...


DFI launches report highlighting importance of personal assistant services for people with disabilities »»

DFI launches report highlighting importance of personal assistant services for people with disabilities Press Release Dublin, Thursday 6th February 2014 Today, Thursday 6th February, the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) launched a report highlighting the importance of community based services...


‘Correspondence to DFI Members on Accountability and Transparency’ »»

‘Correspondence to DFI Members on Accountability and Transparency’ To: DFI Member organisations 10th Dec 2013 To: DFI Member organisations ‘Correspondence to DFI Members on Accountability and Transparency’ DFI is very aware and concerned...


‘Promises, Commitments, and Delivery: Mid-Term Review of the Programme for Government’ »»

‘Promises, Commitments, and Delivery: Mid-Term Review of the Programme for Government’ December 2013 DFI is calling on this Government to prioritise the following overarching goals in disability at this mid-point in its remaining term. These goals represent key indicators of the...


DFI Welcomes the Charities Regulator Announcement »»

DFI Welcomes the Charities Regulator Announcement Media Release  17th January 2014, Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today (17th January) welcomes Charities Regulator Announcement.  John Dolan, CEO of DFI stated,...


Youth & Community Fund by IPB Insurance’s Corporate Social Engagement (CSE) Framework »»

Youth & Community Fund by IPB Insurance’s Corporate Social Engagement (CSE) Framework IPB Insurance is committed to the delivery of their third major CSE initiative, the IPB Youth & Community Fund.  A total of €1 Million has been allocated to the fund, the aim of...


Changes to Housing Grants Causing Grave Concern »»

Changes to Housing Grants Causing Grave Concern Media Release by Disability Federation of Ireland Dublin, 9th January 2014 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today expressed concern at the changes announced in the media to the Housing...


Development Activities in Hospice/Palliative Care Application Process »»

Development Activities in Hospice/Palliative Care Application Process Irish Hospice Foundation Development Scheme 2014 As part of its mission to support the development of hospice/palliative care, the Irish Hospice Foundation operates a number of grant schemes....


DFI Urges Government To Take Action On Disability Following Its Mid-Term Review - 30th December 2013 »»

DFI Urges Government To Take Action On Disability  Following Its Mid-Term Review - 30th December 2013 Press Release Dublin, Friday 27th December The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) is seeking the appointment of a Senior Minister for Disability Inclusion following its Mid-Term Review...


Chair of Neuroscience praises online portal to neurological charities in Ireland. »»

Chair of Neuroscience praises online portal to neurological charities in Ireland. Neuronetwork developed by Neurological Alliance of Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland Press release Thursday 21st November 2013 Ireland has a long track record of positive working...


Budget 2014 Newsletter Special »»

Budget 2014 Newsletter Special This Budget and Government policy in general fails to coherently integrate people with disabilities into public service reform. It fails to support people with disabilities’ ambition to...


Budget 2014 confirms that there is no coherent plan of action for people with disabilities »»

Budget 2014 confirms that there is no coherent plan of action for people with disabilities 15th October 2013 Dublin The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has expressed disappointment at the Government’s failure to protect and invest in people with disabilities...


Joint Statement by Six Organisations: 23rd September 2013 »»

Joint Statement by Six Organisations: 23rd September 2013 23rd September 2013 The Care Alliance Ireland, Disability Federation of Ireland, Irish Rural Link, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, National Youth Council of Ireland and The Wheel call...


Pre-Budget Submission 2014 »»

Pre-Budget Submission 2014 DFI views the Budget as the Government’s expression of its priorities for the coming year. In this regard, we are recommending that the Government: Protects the basic standard of living...


Budget 2014 – Time for Government to demonstrate its commitment to People with Disabilities and those with Mental Health Needs »»

Budget 2014 – Time for Government to demonstrate its commitment to People with Disabilities and those with Mental Health Needs Statement issued to media by eight national voluntary disability organisations in Buswells Hotel at 10.30am on Monday 30th September 2013   (L to R) Michael McCabe: Center for...


Promoting Employers Social Services Organisations in Social Dialogue EU Project PESSIS »»

Promoting Employers Social Services Organisations in Social Dialogue EU Project PESSIS Hosted by National Partner The Disability Federation of Ireland The EU Project, “Promoting Employers Social Services Organisations in Social Dialogue” involved studies in eleven EU...


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