As a member of the Disability Federation Of Ireland (DFI), Epilepsy Ireland are supporting the recommendations made by DFI to sitting and prospective TDs concering the rights of the 600,000 people living in Ireland today - many of whom are living with epilepsy.
DFI work to ensure that people with disabilities are treated equally in Irish society. As part of their General Election campaign, DFI are asking candidates to commit to:
- End disability poverty- introduce a cost of disability payment and education, training and employment supports
- End isolation for people with disabilities- invest in community, housing and transport supports
- Show leadership- Taoiseach’s Department to lead on disability and resolve the growing deficits across disability services
You can read the DFI's manifesto here.
Epilepsy Ireland will be announcing our priorities for sitting and prospective Deputies in the coming days so please keep an eye on our social media channels and our website for further information.