National Disability Authority »
- The NDA is an independent agency established under the aegis
of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. Established
as a statutory agency in June 2000, the NDA: develops, co-ordinates
and advises on policy; promotes equality, participation and
inclusion; advises on and monitors the implementation of standards
for programmes and services; prepares codes of practice; undertakes
and commissions research; and collects and disseminates information.
- The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under
the Employment Equality Act 1998. The Employment Equality
Act, 1998 and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlaw discrimination
in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective
agreements, the provision of goods and services and other
opportunities to which the public generally have access on
nine distinct grounds. These are: gender; marital status;
family status; age; disability; race; sexual orientation;
religious belief; and membership of the traveller community.
- ERHA: Eastern Regional Health Authority »
- The ERHA is coordinating health and personal social services
in Eastern-Ireland. The ERHA funds and commissions services
within voluntary agencies, including voluntary intellectual
disability service providers, like St. Michael's House and
the Daughters of Charity Services.
- Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment »
- This website gives information about employment in Ireland:
minimum wages, rights, etc.
- Citizens Information »
- Online Access to Services, Information and Support.
The site provides information on the social and civil rights
of everyone in Ireland. Under > Employment > Employment
and disability, information on employing people with disabilities
can be found. The site is available in English and Gaelic,
with some documents in French and Romanian.
of Social Protection »
- The Mission Statement of the Department is to promote active participation in society through the provision of income supports, employment services and other services. Information on allowances for people with disabilities
can be found under the link > a person with a disability or illness. This site
is available in English and Gaelic.
- Workway »
- Workway is led by IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation)
and ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions) and involves local
employers, people with disabilities, union representatives
and all relevant partners including Service Providers, Government
Departments and State Agencies. This project identifies barriers
to employment of people with disabilities and actively promotes
employment opportunities for people with disabilities through
direct engagement and effective collaboration combining National
and Local resources within a partnership approach
Training and Employment Authority »
- FÁS has responsibility to provide labour market services
for people with disabilities. Employment related supports
to help people with disabilities gain or retain employment
are also available through FÁS. On the site you can
find a jobs portal for employers and employees and FÁS
provides funding for organisations to supply the services
of supported employment for people with disabilities.
- Comhairle »
- This agency has a statutory commitment to assist and support
people, particularly those with disabilities, in identifying
and understanding their needs and options and in accessing
their entitlements to social and civil services.