Disability scheme falls short

Employment rates among disabled people in Ireland are well below the national average.

6th August, 2005

A new Fas scheme aims to redress the balance, but concerns have been raised by organisations representing people with disabilities, writes June Caldwell.

Current estimates suggest that between 300,000 and 4 0 0,0 0 0 people living in Ireland today have some form of disability.

The vast majority - 70 to 80 per cent - are unemployed. A new Fás scheme due to be launched next month aims to address the situation using state-sponsored subsidies. The €10millionWage Subsidy Scheme is aimed...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago