Disability group calls on City Hall to appoint full time access officer

Letter to be presented to council CEO Brendan McGrath today to mark International Day of People with Disabilities

A demand for the Galway City Council to appoint a Full-Time Access Officer, and for the full implementation of The Equal Status Act, Public Sector Duty, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will be made today.

The call will be presented in the form of a letter that will be brought to City Hall by Access for All Galway, , a group consisting of people with lived experiences of disabilities, and community and voluntary groups which support them, such as Galway City Partnership, Galway City Community Network, and Disability Federation Ireland.

The letter will be presented to Brendan McGrath, chief executive officer of the Galway City Council at 12 noon today [Thursday December 3] to coincide with and mark International Day of People with Disabilities.

"There are more than 10,000 disabled people resident in Galway city," said Access for All Galway founding member Marian Maloney. "Galway City Council must provide at least one dedicated full-time access officer to fulfil its full legal obligation under Section 26 of the Disability Act 2005."


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