Oireachtas Health Committee

Following on from Epilepsy Ireland's recent appearance before the Oireachtas Health Committee alongside our colleagues in the Disability Federation of Ireland and The Wheel, the full transcript and video from the committee is now available to view online.

The written transcript for the committee hearing can be accessed here while full video of the hearing can be found here.

We would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity to outline the difficulties that organisations like Epilepsy Ireland have with regard to funding arrangements and for the opportunity to outline the vital service we provide for persons with epilepsy & their families.

We were also very pleased with TDs & Senators understanding of our work and the recognition that our service is one that it depended on by the HSE despite the fact that this is not always reflected in the funding we receive.

We hope that the Committee will now recommend the implementation of the recommendations in the recent Independent Review Group report as a matter of urgency.