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Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities hardly worth the paper it’s written on

Róisín Shortall TD, co-leader of the Social Democrats, has branded as ‘disgraceful’ a response from the Minister of State with responsibility for Disability issues, Finian McGrath where he admits he has no plan or timeframe for the enactment of a key component of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Deputy Shortall […]

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Minister McGrath betraying people with disabilities over crucial UN Convention

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall TD has expressed huge disappointment over the failure of Minister Finian McGrath TD to support people with disabilities by ensuring that they have the right to bring complaints to an important UN body. Deputy Shortall said the Minister had betrayed Ireland’s 640,000 people with disabilities who now have no way […]

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