Thousands March On Lenister House In Protest At Disability Cuts

Some 2,000 people marched on Leinster House yesterday in protest at proposed cuts to disability payments.

The march, which assembled at Central Bank, was made up of people with disabilities, their families and supporters attended the protest.

Attendees called on the Government to fulfil disability-related promises made in the 2011 programme for government, and called for equality and rights for people with disabilities.

Among the promises made by the Coalition were to maintain social welfare rates, introduce independent inspection of disability services and bring in new legislation to replace the 1871 Lunacy Act.


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