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‘More must be done to get those with disability into work’

Róisín de Búrca is 25 years old. She finished college four years ago and has been unable to get work since. She is a fluent Irish speaker with a Leaving Certificate, a business administration qualification from Galway Technical Institute (GTI) and a certificate in Arts from NUI Galway. She is also a former recipient of Bank of Scotland’s Student of the Year award and sits on the National Advisory Council of Down Syndrome Ireland.

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Technology aids ‘could transform lives’ of disabled

Increased State investment in assistive technology, much of which costs under €1,000 per person, could transform the lives of people with disabilities.

Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland is calling on the Government to form a cross-departmental group to assess how many are already using assistive technology, to streamline state funding in this area and establish the extent of demand.

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