Thank you for signing our Disability Pledge ahead of the European Elections

April 30 2024, 02:10pm

Disability Pledge Thank you

The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), is asking candidates in the European Elections to sign their Disability Pledge. More than a quarter (27%) of the EU population aged 16 years and over has a disability. We are grateful to all those candidates who have signed our pledge as of 9 May 2024 (15 in total). 

Pledge Signatories: 

An Rabharta Glas

Robin Cafolla  (Dublin) 

Fianna Fáil 

Barry Andrews (Dublin) 

Barry Cowen (Midlands North West) 

Billy Kelleher (South) 

Fine Gael 

Maria Walsh (Midlands North West) 

Green Party 

Ciarán Cuffe (Dublin) 

Grace O'Sullivan (Ireland South) 


Eddie Punch (Ireland South) 

Luke Ming Flanagan ( Midlands North West) 

Michelle Smith ( Midlands North West) 

Independent Ireland 

Ciaran Mullooly (Midlands North West) 

Independents 4 Change 

Clare Daly (Dublin) 


Niamh Hourigan (Ireland South) 

People Before Profit

Bríd Smith (Dublin) 

Sinn Fein 

Chris Mac Manus (Midlands North West) 

Lynn Boylan (Dublin) 

Non Party 

Stephen Garland (Midlands North West) 


The Disability Pledge has nine asks which include working to ensure the fulfilment of the European Union’s Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; joining the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament; and, ensuring preventative measures against institutionalisation.  The Disability Pledge and DFI's Manifesto on the EU Elections were co-created with disabled people who were part of the  delegation to the Fifth European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities in May 2023. 

You can sign the pledge here