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  1. Epilepsy Ireland's advocacy sees expanded Free Travel Scheme introduced

    Issued: 17 May 2024

    DFI member organisation Epilepsy Ireland have been advocating for an expanded Free Travel scheme for many years. On 9 …

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Disability Facts


One in five people in Ireland reports as having a disability.

Disability affects everyone. 56,000 

will be diagnosed with a disability 

this year alone.

The additional cost of disability is estimated to be between €8,700 to €12,300 a year

[Indecon (2021)] 

Ireland is at the bottom of the EU

league table in relation to

disability employment rates.