Scrapping grants will leave some disabled people housebound – O’Fearraigh

john sheamais o fearraigh

Glenties area Cllr John Sheamais O Fearraigh has hit out at the government for its decision to axe the transportation allowance for people with a disability.

The Gweedore based representative was speaking after he received clarification that, not only has the transportation adaptation grant ending, but now the transportation allowance for people with disability is to be discontinued as well.

Cllr O'Fearraigh says this is particularly discriminatory towards people with a disability in rural areas, and losing these two grants will effectively render many people housebound.........