Cautious Welcome In Clare For Signing Of UN Convention On Disability Rights

A Clare rights activist insists the government’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities needs to be backed up with action.

The convention, which enshrines the rights of those living with disabilities in the constitution, has been ratified some 11 years after it was first signed.

Ireland is the last European country to do so and now disability groups are warning that action must be taken to lead to positive change.


Ann-Marie Flanagan is a long-time campaigner for its ratification and says it’s welcome news, but is erring on the side of caution.