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Sinn Féin TD pledges Party's support for rights-based Disability legislation at meeting in Limerick

28 June, 2005

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Human Rights, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, speaking at a public meeting organised by the Limerick Parents and Friends of the Mentally Handicapped has pledged Sinn Féin's support to the scrapping of the current Disability Bill and for the introduction of rights-based legislation.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, "Sinn Féin is attending this meeting tonight to offer our unwavering support to all those who have been campaigning and continue to fight for rights-based disability legislation. We strongly opposed the recent Disability Bill before the Dáil and we are here tonight to make a commitment to people with disabilities and to their family, friends and supporters that if we are a party in Government after the next election that we will seek to have the current Bill scrapped and have rights-based legislation introduced in its place.

"As part of our campaign work in highlighting the deficiencies of the Government's flawed Disability Bill and detailing our opposition to it we are currently in the process of printing and delivering over 100,000 newsletters across the 26 Counties." ENDS

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