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“Today promises to be the dawn of a new era
– an era in which disabled people will no longer have to endure the discriminatory practices and attitudes that have been permitted to prevail for all too long. This Convention is a remarkable and
forward-looking document,”
Kofi Annan
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Welcome to Senator John Dolan's website

I welcome you all to this website, especially members and supporters of the disability community in Ireland.

I sought election to the Seanad as a single issue candidate. I have dedicated all of my work and efforts in supporting people with disabilities and their families and carers during my time here.

It is an honour to represent the disability community in every possible way as a member of Seanad Éireann. I have continually raised disability inclusion issues in the Seanad, in Oireachtas Committees, and with members of the Government and Oireachtas whenever possible, and in the media as opportunities emerged.

I took a central role in pushing for the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the Government. Now with ratification in place I am working hard to ensure that every government department and local authority is aware of the urgent need to fund and resource the commitments that flow from ratification.

In my ongoing fight to ensure that people with disabilities can actively participate as full citizens in our society I am currently focusing on issues related to community services, public transport, housing, education, employment and the many challenges faced by so many in the disability community.

I continue to meet and work with people with disabilities along with the many disability organisations that represent them.

Be assured of my firm commitment to continue the fight for people with disabilities during my time in the Seanad.

Regards,
John

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Viva Vox Interview With John Dolan 9th May 2019 by 103.2 Dublin City fm

https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/viva-vox-john-dolan-9th-may-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/viva-vox-2019

SENATOR JOHN DOLAN TO BRING FROWARD PROGRESSIVE PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL THIS WEEK - four key disability inclusion issues included in the Bill 19.06.19

Senator John Dolan will bring forward the ‘Community Participation (Disability) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019’ in the Seanad this week, Wednesday 19th June.

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Senator John Dolan says “the Abuse of Designated Parking Spaces for People with Disabilities is Deplorable” 27.02.19

At 12pm today (Feb 27th) Senator John Dolan will speak at the ‘Irish Wheelchair Association’s Tipperary Resource Outreach Centre’ on the abuse of Disabled Parking Spaces by members of the able bodied community. The event being held in Brodeen, Cashel Road, Tipperary Town, has an overall objective of raising local awareness on all matters relating to Disabled Parking Permits and Spaces.

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Latest News / Media

Viva Vox Interview With John Dolan 9th May 2019 by 103.2 Dublin City fm

https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/viva-vox-john-dolan-9th-may-2019?in=dcfm-1032/sets/viva-vox-2019

SENATOR JOHN DOLAN TO BRING FROWARD PROGRESSIVE PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL THIS WEEK - four key disability inclusion issues included in the Bill 19.06.19

Senator John Dolan will bring forward the ‘Community Participation (Disability) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2019’ in the Seanad this week, Wednesday 19th June.

Read more ...

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@SenatorJDolan

Delighted to see the new refurbishment of Leinster House has included additional accessible parking spaces making t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

@SenatorJDolan

Great turnout today in @OireachtasNews in support of not cutting the Rehabilitative Training Allowance… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

@SenatorJDolan

RT @RehabGroup: Support the protest to reinstate the Rehabilitative Training Allowance to students with disabilities entering RT courses! T…
@SenatorJDolan

@SenatorJDolan

RT @CareAllianceIrl: Thanks @SenatorJDolan for hosting our European friends this morning @Learn4C