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Rights and charity January 16, 2013

Posted by doctorfive in Inequality.
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Just wanted to highlight this from December.

I think it speaks for itself in more ways then one but here’s the transcript

I remember a time in this House when I was trying to introduce legislation for people with disabilities and subjected to a most horrendous campaign outside Leinster House driven, conceived and led by the Labour Party.

It convinced people that what people with disabilities were entitled to were absolute rights, regardless of the state of the finances of the country, something that did not apply in any other country and which by definition could not apply in any other country. The campaign was led by people such as Mrs. Finlay and her husband who are closely associated with the Labour Party. I tell Deputy Dominic Hannigan and the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, it is a long way from seeking absolute rights, regardless of the state of the finances of the country, to slashing and cutting the inadequate provision made.

Suzy Byrne has the bigger picture and the Disability Rights Coalition is tracking (and nudging) Government’s progress here

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