My commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities.

I am committed to promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in the EU Parliament and to fight for the necessary supports to enable them to live as equal citizens.

 As the Fianna Fáil EU Parliament elections candidate in the Midlands/North-West constituency, I see that persons with disabilities are an important and integral part of our communities at local, national and european level.

As your representative in the European Parliament, I will work to make sure that these citizens are provided with the necessary supports and resources to enable access to suitable employment and mainstream public services and supports.

I will promote and facilitate the participation of persons with disabilities in decision-making structures and make sure that EU members, including Ireland, embrace the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 As a Public Representative I have always worked with individuals, families and representative organisations to lobby for much needed additional supports for persons with disabilities.  I have also highlighted over the years the need to improve education and employment opportunities as well.

 I will be glad to continue this work.