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Roscommon TD calls on Government to fund disability transport supports

Feb 20, 2022 10:02 By Shannonside News
Roscommon TD calls on Government to fund disability transport supports Roscommon TD calls on Government to fund disability transport supports
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Many people are confined to their home because there are no transport grants for those with disabilities.

A Roscommon TD is calling on the Government to provide funding to establish a comprehensive set of transport supports for people with a disability.

Deputy Denis Naughton tabled a motion in the Dáil this week which urges the state to ensure those with disabilities have greater access to both public and private transport.

He says people have been in a nine year lockdown since the Government suspended the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant for new applicants in 2013.

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Deputy Naughten believes it's unfair these people are isolated as a result.

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