An interesting and informative meeting was held last week between ÁT and The National Applied Social Research Institute in Israel (Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute). The Institute leads some of the most important national social initiatives, using cutting-edge research to contribute to many significant social policy and program reforms in…[Read more]
The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul McBride as Chief Executive Officer of Áiseanna Tacaíochta. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in both the commercial and not-for-profit sector. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with exceptional financial, commercial and governance experience, and a…[Read more]
A demonstration to highlight the Government’s failure to ratify the UN convention for People with Disabilities. The 30th of March 2017 will mark 10 years since Ireland signed up to the convention but failed to sign it into Irish. This is truly shocking and we need to make sure that the voice of people with disabilities is heard.
For more…[Read more]
Catherine manages her own services through AT. Recently, she kindly agreed to answer some questions about her experience of Direct Payments and about life in general.
Tell me something about yourself.
My name is Catherine Shortt. I live in Cork but I’m originally from Tipperary. I came to Cork to go to college and 15 years later I’m still…[Read more]
A New Government – A New Disability Reform Agenda.
Reflections from the Centre for Disability Law & Policy
At NUI Galway.
9 February, 2016
The hard-won economic recovery is now well underway. The Government deserves credit for this. But we now need a social recovery to match it – one based on the equal citizenship as well…[Read more]
2016 is a year that promises much by way of societal change and reflection – a year in which the political consciousness and deliberations of a people will be upfront like never before. It is a historical centenary year in which concepts of equality and citizenship are up for scrutiny and re-consideration. Yet for most people with disabilities in…[Read more]
We’re very excited here in Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT) to announce the winners of our Annual Raffle 2015.
The draw took place at 3pm today, and we’d like to wish a huge congratulations to:
Paul Toomy (Lusk)
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Every year, 3rd December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD).
The theme for 2015 is “Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities”.
Here at Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT), we celebrated the day by hosting a coffee morning with the staff of all the companies and organisations based in our building…[Read more]
More than one in five people not at work due to illness or disability were at risk of poverty in Ireland last year.
That’s according to the latest Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), published yesterday, which shows that poverty levels are rising among people with disabilities and carers.
We’re really excited here in Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT) as our Annual Raffle 2015 draws ever closer – but we need your help to get as much support as possible over the next couple of weeks.
The raffle is a crucial […]
“Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge”, a documentary exploring disability and accessibility issues in Ireland, is set for a repeat screening on TV3 ahead of the Rugby World Cup final this Saturday.
The documentary sees […]
The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and the Minister for Equality, Aodhán O’Ríordáin TD, yesterday published a roadmap to the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Ireland, which is now expected in 2017.
The UNCRPD is an international human rights treaty which promotes…[Read more]
Director of Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT), Martin Naughton, recently spoke on the topic of disability policy in Ireland at a University College Dublin (UCD) Disability Studies research seminar.
Responding to the […]
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Our Budget 2016 Special explores the range of tax cuts and spending […]
Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT) is calling for a new approach to planning and investment which meaningfully improves the quality of life and opportunities open to people and families with disabilities.
This follows disappointment at the concerning lack of measures which support or enhance circumstances for people and families with disabilities unveiled…[Read more]
The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, announced Budget 2016 yesterday afternoon.
The Budget saw the introduction of a range of tax cuts and spending increases worth €1.5 billion, with €750 million for additional public service expenditure included. Here are some of…[Read more]
With just a week to go before Budget 2016 is announced, Áiseanna Tacaíochta (ÁT) is urging Government to invest in fair, innovative and individualised disability supports and services.
Director of ÁT, Martin Naughton, is calling for a significant investment in disability supports in Budget 2016, making up for the drastic cuts and complete lack of…[Read more]
A new, once-off documentary, set to be screened on TV3 this weekend, asks some of Ireland’s top rugby players to experience first-hand the everyday challenges of being physically disabled in Ireland.
“Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge” will see four rugby stars – including vice-captain of the Ireland team, Jamie Heaslip – making their way from…[Read more]
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