DFI Submission to Ireland's National Reform Progra...
Issued on March 15 2023
DFI recently made a submission to the Department of Taoiseach’s consultation on the 2023 National Reform Programme, NRP. This process is part of Ireland’s annual participation in the EU Commission’s EU Semester process. Our submission highlights the challenging circumstances that disabled people and disability organisations face this year, and covers health and disability services, housing, poverty and cost of disability, employment, and community development, amongst other areas. It argues that this year’s NRP should actively prioritise the needs of people in Ireland who have a disability, and must invest significantly in health, social and community services and supports, and address the issues of poverty and low employment.