Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Wheelchair users can often struggle to access public transport.  Transport for Ireland have set-up a register with contact details for all licensed wheelchair accessible vehicles in the country.  To find a wheelchair accessible vehicle near you, including taxi drivers, please click HERE.

Irish Deaf Society

The Irish Deaf Society has carried out interviews with Dublin Central Candidates from various parties in advance of General Election 2020 on Saturday 8th February. Mary was delighted to be invited to be interviewed as part of the process. You can see the full interview below.

See, Hear, Act #disabilityGE2020

For 15 years serving as a public representative Mary has actively supported the disabled and sought to include them in all aspects of community development and support. Click HERE for some of the areas Mary has worked and supported. If elected Mary is happy to pledge her committment to ensuring our government faces up to…

Access4All

Mary is delighted to support the NCBI Iona Resource Centre Access4All Audio Programme which aims to ensure that everyone, regardless of disability has the right and opportunity to access sporting and spectator events in their local community. Access4All aspires to enable people with disabilities and other access needs to better connect with their local community,…

Incapacitated Child Tax Credit

DOES YOUR FAMILY QUALIFY FOR THE INCAPACITATED CHILD TAX CREDIT ? Do you have a child or children with a disability? The tax credit can be claimed by anyone who has a child who is permanently incapacitated either physically or mentally, and is worth around €3,300 per year per child. There are significant additional pressures…

Pre-Budget 2017

Almost 100 people attended a pre-budget 2017 community consultation meeting held by Mary Fitzpatrick on September 13th 2016. Mary chaired the meeting and Michael McGrath TD outlined Fianna Fáil’s priority of achieving a fair and sustainable budget which invests in public services and supports those who need it most. Many who attended spoke passionately and…

Disability Grants Cuts

This week Minister Jan O’Sullivan was on the air-waves brazenly defending the Governments latest attack on the sick and elderly by saying she is increasing funding for grants to help the elderly and disabled. This is simply not the case. In Dublin funding for these grants has been cut by 33% over the past year….

Disability Grants Cuts

This week Minister Jan O’Sullivan was on the air-waves brazenly defending the Governments latest attack on the sick and elderly by saying she is increasing funding for grants to help the elderly and disabled. This is simply not the case. In Dublin funding for these grants has been cut by 33% over the past year….

Housing Adaptation Grants

During the summer Dublin City Council closed its scheme that gives grants to elderly and/or sick people who need to adapt their homes to allow them continue to live independantly.  The reason the City Council had to close the scheme is because Minister Hogan had cut funding for the grants by 50%.   At the September City…

Email Joan

I welcome confirmation that the Government has committed to review its decision to slash disability allowance however I really think it is a reversal of this decision that is needed, not a review. On the Prime Time Budget Special last night Minister Michael Noonan seemed to agree when he even admitted that the cut was…