Centre for Disability Law and Policy

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy is dedicated to producing research that informs the debate on national and international disability law reform. We interact proactively with a wide range of international partners and we are engaged in many international and European research networks. We also partner with a range of national research bodies on disability in Ireland. Within NUI Galway, the Centre collaborates actively with the Centre for Child and Family Support and the Centre for Social Gerontology in order to advance a coherent lifecycle approaches to policy development.


Modernisation of Service Delivery in Ireland

This research project forms a core part of the Centre's strategy: to conduct and produce thematic research on service delivery models in Ireland and, by means of international comparison, identify options and alternatives for modernisation. The project will be conducted over a period of two years, with a final report expected by the end of 2010 in time for the review of the Government's National Disability Strategy due in 2011.

Baseline Study on Disability Law & Policy in Ireland

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the transitionary phase identified in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy's Strategic Plan by applying the high level values of dignity, autonomy, participation and social solidarity to Irish disability law and policy at grassroots level. It will undertake a detailed examination of the structure of Irish disability law and policy, using the upcoming review of the National Disability Strategy as a catalyst for change.


The Centre has also undertaken a range of research projects especially for the European Commission on eAccessibility.

Researchers in this centre have access to the following facilities and equipment:

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