Appendix E

Membership of working groups

Education

Chairperson

Dr Sheelagh Drudy

Maynooth College

Commission Members

Ms Jacqui Browne (Convenor)

Mr David Leydon

Ms Frieda Finlay

Sister Angela Magee

Dr Paul McCarthy

Advisory Group Member

Mr Frank Maguire

Other Members:

Ms Noirin Hayes

Cathal Brugha Street (Pre-School Perspective)

Ms Deirdre Walsh

Representative, Ballymun Comprehensive School

(2nd Level Perspective)

Ms Nora Friel

Parent - Physical/Sensory Disability Perspective

Mr Mícheál Ó Flannagáin

Department of Education

Ms Elaine Howley

National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Background Paper/Research Support Mr Sean Griffin

Jacqui Browne (Technical Rapporteur)

Arts/Culture

Chairperson

Dr Colm Ó Briain

Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht

Commission Members

Ms Anne Coogan

Ms Frieda Finlay

Other Members:

Ms Eilish Butler

Interested consumer - physical disability

Ms Josephine O'Leary

Sensory disability

Mr Steven Daunt

Physical disability

Ms Katie Woollett

Art Therapist

Mr Francis Murphy

NI Arts Council - Disability Brief

Mr Sandy Fitzgerald

City Arts Centre

Mr Gene Lambert

Photographer - physical disability

Mr Aiden Shortt

Disability Action

Background Paper/Research Support

Ms Maureen Gilbert

National Rehabilitation Board

Work/Training

Chairperson

Ms Carmel Foley

Chief Executive, Employment Equality Agency

Commission Members

Ms Anne Coogan

Dr Arthur O'Reilly (Convenor)

Mr Michael Gogarty

Ms Margaret O'Leary

Mr John A Cooney

Advisory Group Members

Ms Anne Dinnegan

Aer Rianta

Mr Cearbhaill Ó Meadhra

Disability Advisor

Other Members

Ms Catherine Kearney

Consumer Representative, Mental Health Alliance

Mr Donal Devenny

Cneasta

Ms Siobhan Lynam

County Enterprise Partnership Boards

Ms Mary Boyd

Parent - Learning Difficulty Perspective

Background Paper/Research Support

Dr Barbara Murray

The Commission wish to acknowledge with gratitude the input of Mr. Larry Murtagh, NEC Ireland Ltd. With regard to the chapter on Work and Training.

Family supports/Personal supports

Chairperson

Professor Joyce O'Connor

Commission Members

Ms Kathleen O'Flaherty

Mr Conn Mac Cinngamhna (Convenor)

Ms Annie Ryan

Other Members

Ms Vera Mulcahy

Carers Association

Ms Florence Dougall

Incare

Ms Mary Cody

Headway

Mr Michael Mullally

Parent - Physical/Sensory Handicap Perspective

Ms Maire Ni Chorcora

Community Care Services Perspective

Background Paper/Research Support

Dr Jean Tubridy

Income support

Chairperson

Mr Seamus Ó Cinnéide

Commission Members

Mr Seamus a Cinnéide

Mr John Bohan (Convenor)

Ms Frances Spillane

Mr Paddy Doyle

Advisory Group Members

Mr Colman Patton

Dr Austin O'Carroll

Other Members

Ms Helen Johnson

Combat Poverty Agency

Ms Mary McAnaney

Parent Representative - Physical/Sensory Disability Perspective

Mr John Dolan

Disability Federation of Ireland

Mr Joseph Cody

Forum, Kilkenny (rural Perspective)

Background Paper/Research Support

Mr Mel Cousins

Housing/Accommodation

Chairperson

Mr Frank Mulcahy

Commission Members

Mr Mark Blake-Knox

Ms Fidelma Ryan

Mr Frank Mulcahy (Convenor)

Mr Allen O'Connor

Other Members

Mr Martin Naughton

Incare

Mr Sean O'Brien

MS Society

Mr Michael Dooley

Galway County Association for the Mentally Handicapped

Mr Bernard Thompson

Irish Council for Social Housing

Ms Elaine O'Neill

DET Cork

Background Paper/Research Support

Dr Pauline Faughnan

Health

Chairperson

Mr P J Madden

General Secretary, Irish Nurses Organisation

Commission Members

Mr Conn Mac Cinngamhna

Sister Angela Magee

Mr John Cooney

Ms Frances Spillane

Dr Paul McCarthy

Advisory Group Member

Dr Austin O'Carroll

Other Members

Ms Winifred Bligh

Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Ms Wendy Murray

Parent with Sensory Disability

Mr Padraig O'Morain

Irish Times

Mr Criostóir Mac Brádaigh

 

Ms Mary Coveney

OT Cork University Hospital Irish

 

College of General Practitioners

Background Paper/Research Support

Mr Andrew Logue

Mobility/Transport

Chairperson

Ms Mary Darley

Dublin Corporation, Irish Life Centre

Commission Members

Mr Michael Gogarty

Ms Kathleen O'Flaherty

Other Members

Mr David Egan

Spinal Injuries Association

Mr Gerard Ellis

 

Mr Martin Naughton

Centre for Independent Living

Mr James Dukes

Irish Wheelchair Association

Mr Brian Crummy

Disabled Drivers Association

Mr Dermot Purcell

 

Ms Aideen Kelly

 

Mr Des Murphy

 

Ms Niamh O'Doherty

National Rehabilitation Board

Mr Rory Boland

Roads and Traffic Section, Civic Offices

Mr Graham Lightfoot

Transport Consultant

Background Paper/Research Support

Ms Mairide Woods

Rights of people with disabilities

Chairperson

Mr Michael Mills

Commission Members

Ms Annie Ryan

Ms Margaret O'Leary

Ms Fidelma Ryan

Mr Frank Mulcahy

Advisory Group Members

Mr Kevin Power

Mr Sean Megahy

Other Members

Mr Kevin Coyle

Psychologist, St Michael's House

Ms Martina Murphy

Physical Disability, Richmond Cheshire House

Mr Michael Coote

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Mr John Costello

Solicitor

Mr Colm Whooley

Physical Disability

Mr John Bosco Conama

Sensory Disability

Ms Helen Faughnan

Department of Social Welfare

Background/Research Support

Mr Mel Cousins

Sexuality and Relationships

Commission Members

Mr Frank Mulcahy

Ms Jacqui Browne

Ms Frieda Finlay

Ms Annie Ryan

Advisory Group Member

Dr Austin O'Carroll

Other Members

Mr Colm Whooley

Spinal Injuries Association

Ms Joan Carthy

Spinal Injuries Association

Dr Brendan McCormack

Mental Handicap Centre,Cheeverstown House

Mr Kevin Coyle

Psychologist, St Michael's House

Ms Eileen Rowan

St Vincent's Centre

Background/Research Support

Ms Rachel Martin

Technology/Telecommunications

Chairperson

Professor D P Burton

University of Limerick

Commission Members

Mr Michael Gogarty

Mr Allen O'Connor

Ms Jacqui Browne

Mr Paddy Doyle

Advisory Group Members

Dr Patricia Noonan-Walsh

Mr Frank Maguire

Mr Cearbhaill Ó Meadhra

Others Members

Ms Mary Kirk-Allen

Physical Disability

Mr Bob Allen

Central Remedial Clinic

Mr Derek Farrell

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland

Mr Barry Dunne

Sensory Disability

Dr John O'Flaherty

National Microelectronics Research Centre

Mr Carl Magee

Telecom

Mr Donie O'Shea

National Rehabilitation Board

Professor Aonnrai de Paor

National Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Background Paper/Research Support

Mr Kevin Cullen

Work Research Centre

Consultative process

Chairperson

Mr Pat Wylie

Commission Member

Mr Frank Mulcahy

Advisory Group Members

Mr Gerry Ryan

Mr Donal Toolin

Ms Helena Saunders

Others Members

Ms Maureen Gilbert

National Rehabilitation Board

Legal resource group

Commission Members

Dr Gerard Quinn

Ms Annie Ryan

Dr Arthur O'Reilly

Mr Frank Mulcahy

Ms Jacqui Browne

Mr Michael Gogarty

Advisors to the commission

Mr Gerry Ryan

General Secretary,

National Association for Mental Handicap in Ireland

Mr Niall Keane

Chief Executive, National Association for the Deaf

Mr Donal Toolin

Journalist & Advocate

Mr Cearbhaill Ó Meadhra

Disability Advisor, Information Technology Specialist

Mr Sean Megahey

Forum of People with Disabilities

Dr Austin O'Carroll

Irish College of General Practitioners and Forum of People with Disabilities

Mr Des Kenny

Chief Executive, National Council for the Blind

Dr Pauline Faughnan

Social Science Research Unit, UCD

Dr Patricia Noonan Walsh

Director of Research & Service Evaluation, St Michael's

House Research Department

Ms Deirdre O'Carroll

 

Mr Roger Acton

Chief Executive, Disability Federation of Ireland

Mr Frank Maguire

St Joseph's School for Deaf Boys, Cabra

Ms Helena Saunders

Irish Deaf Society

Mr Kevin Power

Wexford Community Workshops

Ms Mary O'Mahony

Chief Executive, Mental Health Association of Ireland

Mr Martin Rogan

Alliance for Mental Health

Ms Anne Dinnegan

Disability Access Officer, Aer Ria