We want to hold Government accountable and you can play a key role in this by letting them know about the issues that are important to you.

You can email your local representative and have provided text you can copy and a step by step guide below.

Step by Step Guide to Email:

Step 1: To source the name and contact details of your local elected TDs here.

Step 2: If you already know their name, enter it in the box provided and click on the name in the drop down list. This will provide you with a contact email which will end in XXXXX@oireachtas.ie ( Some may use a party email address instead).

If you do not know their name, using the Find By Constituency Box, click on the area in which you are located (Dublin, Leinster, Munster, Ulster-Connaght) and when the drop down menu appears, click on the constituency in which you are living. A list of elected representatives for your area will be displayed. Click on ‘View Profile’. This will provide you with a contact email which will end in XXXXX@oireachtas.ie ( Some may use a party email address instead).

Step 3: Using the contact email address you have now found, please open up a new email in your email account and enter the email address into the send to box.

Step 4: Please enter “Irish Wheelchair Association Pre-Budget Submission” in the title of the email.

Step 5: Copy the proposed email wording in to the main body of your email. Please replace the XXXX at the beginning with the Deputy’s name, and replace the XXXX at the end with your centre location.

Step 6: Send

Copy and paste this text into your email, tailoring if you wish:

Dear Deputy XXXXXX (enter name),

I am writing to you as your constituent and a member of Irish Wheelchair Association to ask you to support our Pre-Budget Submission and recommendations. People with disabilities have been left behind budget after budget and it is now time that the Government show real leadership in this area and give us choice not charity.

There are many recommendations in the Pre-Budget Submission covering the Cost of Disability, Personal Assistant Services, Housing, Transport and Pay Parity. Two reports that have not been implemented which would make a huge difference to the lives of people with disabilities. They are the Cost of Disability Report and the Action Plan for Disability Services. If implemented and resourced adequately, many people with disabilities would be lifted out of poverty, enabling us to live our lives with freedom and choice.

Together with Irish Wheelchair Association we are calling on you and the Government to make this last budget a positive legacy to support those who need it most in our society.

You can view the full budget submission here.
If you have any further queries, please contact Joan Carthy National Advocacy Manager at joan.carthy@iwa.ie

Thank you.