Reversal in cuts to housing adaptation grants

Good news for people with MS in Dublin

This morning MS Ireland welcomes the decision by Dublin City Councillors to reverse proposed cuts to the housing adaptation grants for people with disabilities. Proposed cuts to servics for homeless people were also reversed.

The cuts, which were announced as part of Dublin City's 2014 Budget, were rejected after a deal was brokered between the Council's two leading parties - Labour and Fine Gael. The councillors also voted to add an extra €300,000 to the budget for the grant.

MS Ireland sposkesperson Miriam Taber said, "We are pleased to hear the news this morning. MS Ireland welcomes any decision which removes further cuts and additional, uneccesary pressure for people with disabilities."

The cuts were proposed by City manager Owen Keegan following reductions in Government funding of €3.2 million for housing adaptation grants.

Read more about the news in The Irish Times.