Inclusion Ireland Conference: Cost of Disability
Thursday 25 September 2014
Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Inclusion Ireland are hosting a conference on the Cost of Disability on Thursday, 25th September 2014, 9.30am – 4.00pm, in the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
The conference seeks to reopen the debate on how to address the costs associated with having a disability. Speakers will highlight evidence of the direct, indirect and opportunity costs of having a disability and how official measurements of poverty do not consider these costs. The benefits to the economy and society of expenditure supports to households and person(s) with a disability will be explored.
Simon Harris, TD., Minister of State at Department of Finance.
Dr John Cullinan, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway
Dr Dorothy Watson, Associate Research Professor at Economic and Social Research Institute
Ms Claudia Wood, Chief Executive of DEMOS
Mr Martin Naughton
Ms Ita Mangan, Chair of the Tax and Social Welfare Advisory Group
Mr Michael Taft, Unite the Union
Ms Eileen Daly
Full programme and details available on www.inclusionireland.ie
For information about the venue please visit: www.hiltondublinkilmainham.com
Conference fee and booking
The fee for this conference is €40.
Places can be booked by going to the following link: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cost-of-disability-conference-tickets-12717994865?aff=eac2
No telephone bookings for this event. A small number of places have been set aside for people on low incomes.
This event is supported by Deloitte.
Inclusion Ireland Cost of Disability Programme
10.00 Opening remarks – Simon Harris, TD., Minister of State at Department of Finance
Morning session (Chaired by Donal Toolan)
10.15 The direct and indirect costs of disability – Dr John Cullinan, NUI, Galway
10.45 Disability, poverty and social exclusion – Dr Dorothy Watson, Economic and Social Research Institute
11.15 Tea & coffee
11.30 The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Expenditure Supports - Michael Taft, Unite the Union
12.00 Cost of disability: a personal perspective - Eileen Daly
12.30 Moderated questions and answers
Afternoon Session (Chaired by Tom Healy, Chairperson, Inclusion Ireland)
14.00 Counting the Cost - Claudia Woods, Chief Executive, Demos
14.30 Costed Out - Martin Naughton
15.00 Disability, Taxation and Social Protection - Ita Mangan, Advisory Group on Taxation and Social Welfare
15.30 Moderated questions and answers
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