Press Release

Devins launches Amputee Disability Federation of Ireland’s strategic plan and website

Dr. Jimmy Devins, T.D., Minister for Disability and Mental Health today (Wednesday 31st October, 2007) addressed the Amputee Disability Federation of Ireland’s launch of their strategic plan and website.

Speaking at the event Mr. Jimmy Devins, T.D., Minister for State at the Department of Health and Children acknowledged the significance of this event saying, “It is vital that adequate information is available to people with disabilities, their families and friends, to provide answers to their many questions. A high level of public awareness is important to enable people with disabilities to gain the respect that they deserve, as valued members of our community. I believe with the development of a strategic plan and website the Amputee Disability Federation of Ireland can actively address these needs for its membership”.

Amputee Disability Federation Ireland was formed in 2004 and achieved charitable status in 2006 with a view to representing the interests of amputees in Ireland. Amputee Disability Federation Ireland brought together previous regional organisations including Amputee Ireland and the Cork and District Amputee Organisation. These organisations have strived for many years to improve the lives of Amputees living in Ireland.