West Donegal councillor pledges renewed campaign to replace Motorised Transport Grant

john sheamais o fearraigh

A Glenties area councillor has renewed his campaign to have the Motorised Transport Grant restored or replaced. Cllr John Shemais Ó Fearraigh says it's two years since the grant, which was paid to people with disabilities in order to help them travel to work, was formally stopped by the HSE.

He says MInister Kathleen Lynch promised at the time that the issue would be addressed, but that hasn't happened, and now many people with disabilities in Donegal find it difficult to take employment because of the transport costs

Cllr O'Fearraigh says Deputy Pearse Doherty will be raising the issue in the Dáil this week, and the campaign will be stepped up............