Live Consultations

From time to time there will be opportunities offered by various Government Departments and other organisations to make a submission or offer feedback to ongoing consultations, which are specifically relevant to disabled people and the disability sector. We aim to include these here with the relevant closing dates. 

Please email us if you are aware of others that you think disabled people and organisations should be aware of. 

The following are the current live consultations that we are aware of: 

Pre-Budget Submission opportunity to the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands - closing date 31 May 2024 

The Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands invites written submissions from Members of the Public, Stakeholders and interested parties. The Joint Committee chaired by Deputy Denis Naughten will examine the overall fiscal position, public expenditure policy, exchequer receipts policy, and matters which have a significant impact on the budgetary position or fiscal policy of both Departments.

The Joint Committee will consider any suitable written submissions received and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings, should it be considered necessary.

The submissions received will feed into the budgetary processes of both the Department of Social Protection and the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Queries regarding the written submissions can be sent to the Joint Committee on Social Protection, Community & Rural Development & the Islands by email, spcri@oireachtas.ie.

For more information about the submission process and the work of the Committee on Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, see the Committee webpage.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5.00pm on Friday 31 May 2024.

Survey to understand how people with disabilities experience night life in Ireland - closing date 10 June 2024 

This survey is being conducted on behalf of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The purpose of the survey is to understand how people with disabilities experience night life in Ireland.

If the Night-Time Economy is to be truly inclusive and diverse it is imperative that we examine the current challenges for people and Artists with disabilities and those with an intellectual disabilities in order to find solutions together on how we deliver this objective.

This research, has been developed in consultation with individuals and organisations from these communities. We really appreciate and sincerely thank everyone who took the time to assist us in this regard.

For the Main Survey please click here.

For the organisation survey please click here.

This survey is open until 10 June 2024.

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