Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Cost of Disability - Conference

Inclusion Ireland are holding a conference on the Cost of Disability on Thursday, 25th September 2014, at the Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

The conference seeks to reopen the debate on how to address the costs associated with having a disability. Speakers will highlight evidence of the direct, indirect and opportunity costs of having a disability and how official measurements of poverty do not consider these costs. The benefits to the economy and society of expenditure supports to households and person(s) with a disability will be explored.

Opening address
Simon Harris, T.D., Minister of State at Department of Finance.

  • Dr John Cullinan, J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics, NUI Galway
  • Dr Dorothy Watson, Associate Research Professor at Economic and Social Research Institute
  • Ms Claudia Wood, Chief Executive of DEMOS
  • Mr Martin Naughton
  • Ms Ita Mangan, Chair of the Tax and Social Welfare Advisory Group
  • Mr Michael Taft, Unite the Union
  • Ms Eileen Daly
Conference fee and booking
The fee for this conference is €40. Places can be booked by going to the following link: http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/cost-of-disability-conference-tickets-12717994865?aff=eac2

A small number of places have been set aside for people on low incomes.

Full programme on www.inclusionireland.ie

For information about the venue please visit: www.hiltondublinkilmainham.com

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