Donegal TD criticizes Government’s failure to ratify UN Convention for people with disabilities

An Independent TD in Donegal has hit out at the government’s failure to ratify the UN Convention which would see the passing of legislation protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

Deputy Thomas Pringle has described it as shameful that Ireland is the only EU country yet to ratify the convention despite an interdepartmental committee having been set up.

During Leaders’ Questions in the Dail, the Independent TD read out an excerpt from a letter written to the Taoiseach over 6 months ago by local Donegal disability activist Frank Larkin.

He outlined his personal experience as a person with a disability personally affected by the failure of Ireland to ratify the UN Convention.

Deputy Pringle believes there is no political will to get the treaty ratified: