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BLOG FOR WEEK ENDING JULY 5TH

On Tuesday, I had a Priority Parliamentary Question with the Department of Health and I asked whether the Ministers agreed that persons with disabilities should have a right to a Personal Assistant Service as outlined in Article 19 of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Unfortunately, Minister Finian McGrath refused to commit to legislation for the Optional Protocol guaranteeing such a right.

BROUGHAN HOPES UN REVIEW WILL HELP HOMELESS CHILDREN

Deputy Tommy Broughan is calling all interest groups working with children and young people in Ireland to participate in the UN Review of Ireland’s children’s rights. Deputy Broughan welcomes the call to action sent out by the Children’s Rights Alliance earlier this week and is urging groups working with children, and young people themselves, to get involved.