More Unraveling of Irish Disability Bill
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THREE disability groups have pulled out of a consultation forum because of the Government’s failure to take any account of their wishes in the controversial new Disability Bill.
The Forum for People With Disabilities, the National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability (NAMHI) and the National Parents and Siblings Alliance (NPSA), have agreed their core needs are not being addressed in the bill which has gone through committee and is due for report stage in the Dáil.
This is the second Disability Bill in four years to provoke outrage among disability groups.
All three are leading members of the Disability Legislation Consultation Group (DLCG), which represents 550 organisations and was set up by the Government to ensure consultation and make proposals on the bill which was announced by the Government last September.