Ahern admits more needs to be done for disabled people

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has admitted that more needs to be done to remove barriers preventing disabled people from fully participating in Irish society.

Mr Ahern made the admission while launching a two-year strategy from the disability support group Enable Ireland in Dublin today.

He said disabled people still face major barriers in the jobs market in particular, but it would take time before these difficulties could be addressed.

Mr Ahern also said the Government would shortly consider proposals for the allocation of €18m from dormant bank accounts towards services for people with disabilities.


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