May Newsletter 2013
Issued on May 1 2013
The budget has been brought forward this year to the 15 th and 16 th October and Minister Noonan recently confirmed that we will have two more austerity budgets involving more spending cuts. DFI will strongly be pressing this government not to include the services and supports needed by people with disabilities in these spending cuts. Otherwise when the austerity programme hopefully ends in 2016, the State will face the frustration and extra costs of sustained social stress and blockages that drag down growth, as well as increasing inequality, caused by the depletion of Ireland”s social and health infrastructure.