An Update!

I've been going through a bit of a hard time with disability activism lately... I don't know it you follow me on Twitter or not (@disabilityandi or @basicallypluto), but I've been tweeting about an incident that happened to me recently in a coffee shop in Dublin. It's a really long story, but basically I got … Continue reading An Update!

The National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021

Last Friday, Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, launched the new National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 in place of the out-dated and failed National Disability Strategy of 2004 – 2015. The Strategy is a 4-year plan to provide and improve on services for people with disabilities in Ireland. Minister McGrath said … Continue reading The National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021

How will those with disabilities in the UK be affected by Brexit?

This summer I’m working in the European Parliament as an intern, and I’ve had the opportunity to look deeper into the policies and directives that affect myself as a person with a disability in the EU. Last week, I sat in a workshop that was compiling a report on the 2010-2020 EU Disability Strategy. One … Continue reading How will those with disabilities in the UK be affected by Brexit?