In their latest meeting, members of Louth County Council passed a motion supporting the issue of Free Travel for People with Epilepsy and for Reasonable Accommodations for students with epilepsy who may have a seizure during state examinations.
Both issues have long been key advocacy issues for Epilepsy Ireland and our members and we were delighted to see members of the Louth local authority outline their support for these issues.
The motion was submitted by Cllr. Conor Keelan and came on foot of a recent submission Epilepsy Ireland made to the Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters.
In this submission, we outlined the impact both these issues can have for people with epilepsy and challenged the committee to seek progress on them during the lifetime of their committee.
The submission is available for download at the end of article or HERE.
We would like to thank Cllr. Keelan for introducing the motion and to all members of the council for supporting the motion.
We look forward to pursuing both these issues further with Government bodies in the year ahead.