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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Reilly is Breaking the Law


Reilly is Breaking the Law

category national | disability issues | news report author Thursday October 25, 2012 11:55author by BrianClarkeNUJ - AllVoices Report this post to the editors
Breaking the Law Is Criminal
Minister for Health James Reilly is breaking the law and rejecting international human rights principles by failing to remove an upper age limit for an allowance to people with disabilities, according to a report by Ombudsperson Emily O’Reilly.
REILLY THE CRIMINAL
REILLY THE CRIMINAL
Minister for Health James Reilly is breaking the law and rejecting international human rights principles, by failing to remove an upper age limit for an allowance to people with disabilities, according to a report by Ombudsperson Emily O’Reilly.

She says it, “raises fundamental questions about the strength of our commitment to international human rights norms.

The continued failure of the department to tackle this issue, suggests it has a very weak sense of the importance of supporting human rights principles and indeed, a very weak sense of the rule of law and of its obligation to act in accordance with the law.'

Ms O’Reilly further said, “I have sympathy for the Government and the rest of us who are about to come under the cosh with €3.5 billion reduction in terms of the money that can be spent on public services but I think it is simply unacceptable for the State to act outside the law.

I think basically they are trying to string this out. They have to remove the cap.”

Ms O’Reilly also said, that when the scheme was originally introduced in 1979 the upper age limit was legal, however when the Equal Status Act became legislation in 2000, the State could no longer discriminate on grounds of age.The report also says the O'Reilly's department, has been operating a scheme for the past 12 years, on the basis of a condition that was illegal and that it has known to be illegal for the past four years. Despite having agreed last year to remove the upper age limit from the scheme, it failed to do so. As a consequence, it has knowingly allowed the scheme to continue in operation on the basis of an illegality.
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Padraig Harrington, Ireland's three-time major champion,wins PGA Grand Slam the event for the season’s major champions on his third try .



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“I think we haven’t had a win in a long time and I’ve got to tell you, they don’t come around anywhere near as often as you believe they come around and when you win, you make sure you enjoy it. It was unfinished business for me, having lost in two playoffs. It was nice to come back and win it now. Yeah, it feels good. I haven’t won in a while, so you know, it’s nice. Winning is a habit and it’s nice to do it.”
The Irishman had been scheduled to play the BMW Masters in Shanghai this week. He became only the second European to win this event, joining Ian Woosnam in 1991. While Simpson lost ground after the turn and never caught up, despite a bogey-free 65 that left him one shot behind. Masters champion Bubba Watson, whose four birdies were offset by two bogey and a double bogey, had a 71. He tied for third with Keegan Bradley, who had a 67. Bradley replaced PGA champion Rory McIlroy, who is playing in Shanghai.
Webb Simpson said, “I had some good looks and played them even, and he played them 3 under,” Simpson said. “I had two putts I hit in a row that were a foot out. The ball is in the middle and you think it’s going to stay straight. Kind of gut-wrenching those two holes, to have those looks and thinking I’m making birdie.”
With Shane Lowry recently winning the Open in Portugal and Rory McIlroy repeating Graham McDowell's feat of winning the US Open, taking him to the World's Number  One Spots, Irish Golf is producing phenomenal results for a  country and island of its size.