We Welcome you to our Membership updates

April 7 2021


DFI have 119 member organisations all are committed to DFI’s vision. That is an Ireland where people with disabilities are fully included and able to reach their full potential in the spirit of the UN CRPD. DFI are delighted to introduce a dedicated Membership Development Manager who joined the team in February 2021. Catherine Harrington is looking forward to connecting and engaging with all our member organisations.


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Feel free to contact Catherine with any queries or questions that you would like DFI to look at. Catherine can be contacted through her email at catherineharrington@disability-federation.ie On other news, we are delighted to see so many of our members back on track to completing the foundation level of Improving Quality, IQ IQ logo_Catherine Harrington

IQ is a quality improvement Standard written specifically for small charities and not for profit organisations. It supports an organisation to be able to evidence that it is operating legally and is fit for purpose. Successful accreditation of the IQ Standard will aid compliance with the Charities governance code. DFI members have access to try out the foundation level of the standard. You can request it through the following link Here > 

For more information on the Improving Quality Standard in general, please contact


Dermot O Donnell,  the SOLA, Quality and Governance Development Manager at dermotodonnell@disability-federation.ie