Press Releases from Disability Federation of Ireland

January to December 2012

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Cabinet needs to reassess Governments commitments to People with Disabilities - Mistakes Made that Must be Reversed »»

Cabinet needs to reassess Governments commitments to People with Disabilities - Mistakes Made that Must be Reversed Press Release 3rd September 2012 The Department of Health and the HSE were under pressure to cut their budget by the year end and last week announced draconian cuts to services for people with...


Cutbacks to People with Disabilities and those with Mental Health Needs are Unsustainable: Statement from Nine Leading Disability Organisations, 17th September 2012 »»

Cutbacks to People with Disabilities and those with Mental Health Needs are Unsustainable: Statement from Nine Leading Disability Organisations, 17th September 2012 Statement from NINE Leading Disability Organisations, listed below, at 11am, Monday 17th September, Buswells Hotel, Dublin  Embargo to 11am on 17th September 2012 “We the under-signed...


DFI Calls An Taoiseach and Tánaiste to Honour Their Commitments »»

DFI Calls An Taoiseach and Tánaiste to Honour Their Commitments Thursday 4th October 2012 Embargo to 1.00p.m. At the Disability Federation of Ireland’s (DFI) pre-budget launch in the Mansion House today, (12 30p.m. Thurs 4th Oct) Chief Executive,...


DFI Seriously Concerned about Health Cuts »»

DFI Seriously Concerned about Health Cuts Press Statement As Announced on 30th August, 2012 The announcement today by the HSE of cuts in services is a matter of great concern for people with disabilities, their families and all those...


DFI Seriously Concerned about Protection of Services to People with Disabilities - 7th December 2012 »»

DFI Seriously Concerned about Protection of Services to People with Disabilities - 7th December 2012 7th December 2012 Press Release  The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) learned today from the Ministers Lynch's Office that savings of €5m (0.3 of 1% of Disability...


DFI welcomes prioritisation of Disability and Mental Health - Press Release 23rd February 2011 »»

DFI welcomes prioritisation of Disability and Mental Health - Press Release 23rd February 2011 23rd February 2011 DFI welcomes prioritisation of Disability and Mental Health DFI is pleased that Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore, both Leaders likely to be involved in the next government, have publicly...


DFIs Contribution to the United Nations – Human Rights Council’s - Universal Periodic Review, 27th April 2011 »»

DFIs Contribution to the United Nations – Human Rights Council’s - Universal Periodic Review, 27th April 2011 27th April 2011 Introduction On Friday the 22nd of April ICCL issued a response to the Irish Times article of the 20th of April which came as clarification by the UPR (Universal Periodic Review)...


Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) deeply concerned at Department of Health's Disregard for the Law »»

Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) deeply concerned at Department of Health's Disregard for the Law 25th October 2012 The Department of Health accepted that it was not in compliance with equality legislation by refusing applications on age grounds for the Mobility Allowance Scheme.  The...


Health Cuts Issue Far from Resolved »»

Health Cuts Issue Far from Resolved Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland 5 September 2012 The Disability Federation of Ireland acknowledges that there is great relief at a personal level to the news that the €10m...


John Dolan, CEO DFI on RTÉ Radio One Programme Drivetime 5th December 2011 »»

John Dolan, CEO DFI on RTÉ Radio One Programme Drivetime 5th December 2011 5th December 2011 John Dolan CEO, DFI talks to Mary Willson on RTÉ Drivetime on Monday 5th December about Budget 2012 and its effect on people with disabilities. Listen...


John Dolan, CEO on RTÉ Radio One Programme Morning Ireland 8th December 2011 »»

John Dolan, CEO on RTÉ Radio One Programme Morning Ireland 8th December 2011 8th December 2011 John Dolan CEO, DFI talks to Rachel English on RTÉ Morning Ireland on Thursday 8th December about Budget 2012 and its effect on people with disabilities. Listen...


Making Just Choices in Difficult Times - Community and Voluntary Pillar Briefing, October 2012 »»

Making Just Choices in Difficult Times - Community and Voluntary Pillar Briefing, October 2012 Community and Voluntary Pillar Briefing, October 2012 Executive Summary – 7 Key Initiatives At this time of crisis, Irish society is being challenged to identify clearly the sustainable...


No More Budget Cuts to People with Disabilities - Press Release »»

No More Budget Cuts to People with Disabilities - Press Release Press Release 30th November 2012 Budget 2013 undercutting further the services and benefits on which people with disabilities depend would be unjust, uneconomic and destructive of people’s...


Press Release - “Cuts have been applied to disability services since 2008, and the effects are being felt by disabled people and their families" »»

Press Release -  “Cuts have been applied to disability services since 2008, and the effects are being felt by disabled people and their families' Press Release 6th December 2011 John Dolan, CEO of the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) stated “On Monday, Minister Lynch stated that an efficiency saving of 2% has been applied to...


Press Release - Budget Cuts Further Undermine the Independence of Disabled People »»

Press Release - Budget Cuts Further Undermine the Independence of Disabled People Press Release from DFI 5th December 2011 Speaking from the Disability Federation Ireland, Chief Executive John Dolan expressed deep concern over the cuts to social protection measures and...


Press Release - DFI Calls for Prioritisation of People with Disabilities in Budget »»

Press Release - DFI Calls for Prioritisation of People with Disabilities in Budget Press Release 2nd December 2011 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today calls on Government to prioritise people with disabilities by protecting their basic income and their access to...


Press Release - Disability Federation raises Cuts to Disability Services directly with Minister Reilly »»

Press Release - Disability Federation raises Cuts to Disability Services directly with Minister Reilly Press Release 15th December 2011 Earlier this week, John Dolan, Chief Executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland wrote to Minister James Reilly, outlining the very serious impact the of...


Press Release - Launch of Neuronetwork »»

Press Release - Launch of Neuronetwork Thursday, 27 October, 2011 The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) are proud to launch Neuronetwork – www.neuronetwork.ie                           ...


Press Release: Organisations Representing 800,000 People with Disabilities issue Joint Statement to Government 15th September, embargo till 11am »»

Press Release: Organisations Representing 800,000 People with Disabilities issue Joint Statement to Government 15th September, embargo till 11am 15th September 2011, issue from Young Communications at 09.30 a.m. embargo to 11 a.m. Ten of the leading umbrella organisations, in the Disability Sector, met in Dublin this morning (11a.m. Thursday...


Press Statement 5th October 2011 - DFI launches its 2012 Pre- Budget Submission »»

Press Statement 5th October 2011 - DFI launches its 2012 Pre- Budget Submission Disability Federation of Ireland launches its 2012 Pre- Budget Submission The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today (Wed 5th October 12pm) launched its 2012 pre-budget submission in the...


Press Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 8th November 2012 »»

Press Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 8th November 2012 Presentation by DFI to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health, at 09.30 a.m. on 8th November 2012 'The patient will be dead before Ireland’s austerity medicine works' – that...


Programme for Government Must Name and Position Disability as Societal Issue - Press Statement from DFI, 3rd March 2011 »»

Programme for Government Must Name and Position Disability as Societal Issue - Press Statement from DFI, 3rd March 2011 Press Statement from Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), 3rd March 2011 DFI has written to the Leaders of Fine Gael and the Labour Party underlining the key commitments made during the election...


Response of Minister to Massive Threat to Disabled in HSE Cuts this Year Welcomed - Press Release from DFI 14th October 2011 »»

Response of Minister to Massive Threat to Disabled in HSE Cuts this Year Welcomed - Press Release from DFI 14th October 2011 Press Release from DFI 14th October 2011. In responding to draft proposals that surfaced today in the media, John Dolan of the Disability Federation of Ireland, said that “ these levels...


Value for Money and Policy Review – Shows Change Needed to Include People with Disabilities in Irish Society. »»

Value for Money and Policy Review – Shows Change Needed to Include People with Disabilities in Irish Society. 20th July 2012 The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) today welcomed the publication of the Department of Health’s ‘Value for Money and Policy Review’ of the HSE's...


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