The DFI Podcast Episode Five on Budget 2024

July 4 2023

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Welcome to Episode Five of The DFI Podcast, the monthly podcast from the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). 

In this episode we are looking at the DFI's Pre-Budget Submission which was launched on 29 June.

DFI is calling on the government to close the gap and to invest in people with disabilities in Budget 2024. DFI outlines the high levels of poverty and exclusion that people with disabilities continue to live with. This is despite the growth of the domestic economy and strong finances.

DFI is calling for a range of interwoven measures in Budget 2024 to ensure disabled people have an equal opportunity to live independently in the community, with choices equal to others.

On this episode of the podcast you will hear from members of the DFI team – John Dolan, CEO; Dr Emer Begley, Director of Advocacy and Inclusion and Fleachta Phelan, Senior Policy Advocate.

The most important people at the centre of all DFI’s Advocacy work on Budget 2024 are people with disabilities. You will also hear from Disability activists and advocates Carolyn Akintola from Dublin and Michael Meere from Clare who were with us in DFI to launch the Pre-Budget Submission.

Click here to listen to this episode of the podcast. 

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This podcast episode was produced with the support of TTM Healthcare Solutions