Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said that personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate, unfair and inequitable. 

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Meeting Recording:

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Catherine Murphy, TD - To ask the Minister for Finance the current requirements to qualify for a primary medical certificate; if he plans changes to the current criteria; if so, the details of those changes; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

EV Charging Accessibility: How Ireland Is Failing Disabled Drivers

The 2016 Irish Census reported that a total of 643,131 people living in the Republic have a disability – that’s around 13.5% of the total population.

Of those people reporting a disability, difficulty with basic physical tasks (41.1%) and issues including chronic pain, breathing difficulties and chronic illness (46.2%) ranked amongst the most common issues.

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Minister for Disability welcomes resumption of assessments for Primary Medical Certificates

Anne Rabbitte TD, Minister of State for Disability, has welcomed the resumption of the assessment process for Primary Medical Certificates under the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Scheme.

Click the link below to check out all the main services and entitlements for people with disabilities. The focus is on adults with a long-term illness or disability likely to last at least one year.

Citizens Information

***Update 26/1/2021*** Processing of Primary Medical Certs will have to await easing of Covid restrictions

Dáil Eireann  5th February 2021

Paschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 211 and 212 together.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that he is to bring a Report Stage Amendment to Finance Bill 2020 in order to introduce “accelerated capital allowances” for farm safety equipment. See link below to read the full article.

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