Count Me In ? Employing & Supporting Staff with Disabilities

Posted: 10 December, 2014

DIT will host a morning conference on Wednesday 7th of January 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm on employing and supporting members of staff with a disability. 


The purpose of this conference is to engage with colleagues, management teams and social partners to increase awareness of requirements under the Disability Act 2005, and to examine best practice in the employment and support of staff with disabilities. The conference will feature the following speakers and topics:

Niamh Fawl & Shane Hogan
National Disability Authority
Disability Legislation & 2013 Staff Census

Bill Austin
IR/HR Executive, IBEC
Disability: An Employer’s Perspective

Breda Trimble
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, An Post
An Post: A Case Study

David Joyce
Equality Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Equality: A View from the Social Partners

All members of staff  are welcome o attend. You can book your place by clicking here: by Wednesday 17th December.

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The Disability Act 2005 sets out legal obligations for public service bodies on employment of people with disabilities, which are: 

  • They must as far as practicable take all reasonable measures to promote and support their employment of people with disabilities;
  • They must ensure, unless there are good reasons for not doing so, that at least 3% of their employees are people with disabilities;
  • They must report every year on the number of people with disabilities they employ, and the measures they are taking to promote and support the employment of people with disabilities.

For more information, please contact Bob Ó Mhurcú at or at +353 86 1744955.

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