PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 11th June 2013


Tuesday 11th June2013

"An historic development for disability rights in Ireland"


In response to the Press Release – "Interim Report of the Review Group in relation to the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant schemes" from the Department of Health today.


"An historic development for disability rights in Ireland" is how Michael McCabe, Chairman of the Center for Independent Living, described the proposed enshrining in legislation of a new scheme for the replacement of the mobility allowance. "Obviously we await the detail of the new scheme and are cautious about commenting on its substance before we see it however the key significance of today’s announcement is that, for the first time, we will have legislative protection for a rights based payment. The significance of this cannot be underestimated", Mr McCabe added.





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