Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters
Personal Transport for People with Disabilities: Office of the Ombudsman
There is no timescale either. This could drag out for many more years. We hope it will not. Yesterday there was a discussion when Deputy Wynne and I raised a Topical Issue on the Indecon report on the cost of disability. We were informed by the Minister there was a meeting that encompassed all Departments undertaking this work. I hope it will progress at a rapid pace. Many disabled people tell me they find it very difficult to book an accessible taxi. What seems to be happening is that the HSE is also contracting the accessible taxis. Individuals in their own homes who want to visit someone or go to the shops cannot get out. It is an issue that needs to be addressed.