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Standing Orders for the Dáil and Seanad will be changed today to allow for three Oireachtas Committees to consider labour activation for people with disabilities

Oireachtas Standing Orders will be changed today to allow three committees to jointly discuss labour activation of people with disabilities - currently only two Oireachtas Committees can meet to progress their work. This innovation arose following a suggestion by Senator John Dolan at the Social Protection and Employment Affairs committee. He then highlighted the added value, which would accrue when any three Departments with an interest in an issue could meet and make decisions thereby making the entire process more efficient and effective. 

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Senator John Dolan welcomes announcement by Minister Ross today on greater role for disability community in public transport decisions

I welcome the announcement by Minister Ross today to the effect that all boards of public transport bodies will have at least one member who has personal knowledge and experience of the needs and difficulties of people with disabilities when using public transport. This is a highly significant announcement that will be welcomed by the entire disability community.

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