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Leaflet from George Atijohn -Independent – Ennis -2014 Local Elections April 29, 2014

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A leaflet from George Atijohn who is running as an Independent in Ennis for a seat on Clare County Council.
He is on Twitter @Atijohn
The Campaign Facebook Page
Many thanks to the sender.




One Response to “Leaflet from George Atijohn -Independent – Ennis -2014 Local Elections”

  1. Toni Says:

    Dear candidate

    On 23rd May this year, citizens across Ireland will elect the people they choose to represent them in local government and in the European parliament over the next five years. Among those casting their votes on the day will be many of the 595,000 citizens in Ireland with a disability, as well as their families, friends and communities. These elections therefore represent a hugely important moment for these groups of voters to ensure the mainstreaming, inclusion and equality of people with disabilities.

    As a Candidate for the Local or European Elections, The Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI), are asking you to sign our “Leave Nobody Behind” pledge to ensure that people with disabilities do not get left behind and to support our Top Election Priorities. On signing the pledge, your name will be listed on the DFI website.

    13% of the population report that they have a disability, that’s nearly 600,000 people. People with disabilities experience high levels of consistent poverty, this means that they have a low income and have difficulty with basic provisions. Additional costs of disability have been estimated to be a third of average weekly income.

    The Disability Federation of Ireland represents the interests and the expectations of people with disabilities to be fully included in Irish society. It comprises over 120 organisations that represent and support people with disabilities and disabling conditions.

    You can sign up to the pledge, view our Local and European Elections Manifestos and all other information related to our Campaign at

    “Leave Nobody Behind” Candidate Pledge.

    If elected, I pledge:

    • To work consistently to ensure that Ireland, as a matter of urgency has a credible and functioning infrastructure of services and supports available to people with disabilities as a necessary part of Ireland’s recovery programme.
    • I will do this through advancing the implementation of the Top Election Priorities as set out by the Disability Federation of Ireland

    Local Election Top Priorities
    • Enable people with disabilities to access mainstream public services and supports
    • Promote and facilitate the participation of people with disabilities in local decision-making structures
    • Local government to be guided by the National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    European Election Top Priorities
    • Establish a Directorate for Disability Inclusion and appoint a Commissioner Vice President with dedicated responsibility for disability
    • Full ratification and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) across Europe and in Ireland
    • Protection for people with disabilities against the negative impact of austerity measures
    • Mainstream disability rights across all areas of the European Union (EU) and national policies
    • ‘One Europe for All’ that is fully inclusive of people with disabilities
    • A renewed commitment to a barrier-free Europe.

    Disability Federation of Ireland pledge to candidates – DFI undertakes to give ongoing support to all elected candidates who have signed the “Leave Nobody Behind” pledge.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

    Kind regards
    Jacqueline Grogan
    Support Officer/Communications Officer
    Disability Federation of Ireland
    Fumbally Court
    Fumbally Lane
    Dublin 8
    Tel: 01 708 0108
    Mobile: 086 388 2600
    E- mail:

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