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.