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Training opportunities for people with disabilities at government agencies in Ireland

Ireland:
Fifteen key government departments (ministries) were contacted for input into the baseline. Full information was delivered in relation to the recruitment process. This is centrally delivered through the public appointment service (P.S.A.) There is a centralised recruitment body for the civil service in Ireland and all recruitment procedures are done through the P.S.A. The Irish civil service is relatively small with total of 750 people working in the Irish civil service with a disability and 1/3 of these acquired disabilities after starting employment.

Table of responses by government agencies in Ireland

Line chart showing summary of responses by government agencies in ireland

Name of state agency Address 1 The state agency has formal training programs? 2 The state agency has formal training programs that explicitly welcome applicants with disablilities? 3 The state agency has formal training programs that are reserved for persons with disabilities only? 4 The state agency has written diversity policies that explicitly include persons with disablitites as clients and staff? 5 The state agency has written action plans for making their premises and activities open to persons with disabilities? 6 The state agency has specific budgets for financing their action plans?

Ireland

Public Appointment Service - Recruitment into the Civil Service in Ireland is done through the Public Appointments Service in a Centrelised body responsible for all entry into the Civil Service. It operates an independent code of practise for recruitment into the Civil Service and also adheres to the code of practise outlined by the Deptartment of Finance
Public Appointment Service (Ireland)
www.publicjobs.ie
Not included in as an employer in the database, only as a recruitment agent
Chapter House, 26-30 Abbey St Upper, Dublin 1
tel: 01-8587400
No programs.
no answerno answerno answer
The majority of recruitment into the civil service is mainstreamed, however some specialised recruitment also takes place, this is the case for all government departments.
no answerYes has budget.
All public bodies, subject to certain considerations provided for in the Act, are required to ensure that access to services is integrated and to provide assistance to people accessing services. Services and goods supplied to all public bodies are required to be accessible and communications and information provided by public bodies must be accessible. The Code of Practice, prepared by the National Disability Authority, offers advice to those organisations on how to meet their obligations in this regard.
Government Departments
(Ireland)

not contactednot contactednot contactednot contactednot contactednot contacted
Dept of Agriculture and Food
(Ireland)
www.agriculture.gov.ie
Gov Dept
Agriculture House , Kildare St, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6072000
fax: 01-6616263
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
Complies with relevant equality legislation.
Yes has budget.
Dept of Arts, Sport and Tourism
(Ireland)
www.arts-sport-tourism.gov.ie
Gov Dept
Kildare St, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6313800
fax: 01-6611201
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
The Department currently meets the Civil Service 3% target level for the employment of persons with disabilities
Yes reserved programs.
The Department currently meets the Civil Service 3% target level for the employment of persons with disabilities
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Community, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs
(Ireland)
www.pobail.ie
Gov Dept
Dun Aimhirgin, 43-49 Mespil Road, Dublin 4
tel: 01-6473130
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
(Ireland)
www.dcmnr.gov.ie
Gov Dept
29-31 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6782441
fax: 01-6782449
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
A review of the Department’s compliance with the target for the employment of people with disabilities is carried out annually
Yes reserved programs.
A review of the Department’s compliance with the target for the employment of people with disabilities is carried out annually
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
Sectoral Plan
Yes has budget.
The Department is committed to the provision of a built environment that is fully accessible to all people regardless of ability. All renovation works that have been carried out in recent times have compiled with the requirements of the Disability Act, 2005. Requirements in this regard have been stressed to the Office of Public Works in the context of provision of office accommodation for the Department under the Decentralisation Programme.
Department of Defence
(Ireland)
www.defence.ie
Gov Dept
Parkgate, Infirmary Road, Dublin 7
tel: 01-8042000
fax: 01-6703399
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Education and Science
(Ireland)
www.education.ie
Gov Dept
Marlborough St, Dublin 1
tel: 01-8896400
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Enterpride Trade and Employment
(Ireland)
www.entemp.ie
Gov Dept
tel: 01-6312318
fax: 01-6312827
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
Our employment policy emphasis under this Strategy will be to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in mainstream employment and training programmes. However, where appropriate, training and employment supports will continue to be targeted specifically at people with disabilities.
Yes reserved programs.
Our employment policy emphasis under this Strategy will be to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in mainstream employment and training programmes. However, where appropriate, training and employment supports will continue to be targeted specifically at people with disabilities.
Yes has policy.
Under the department sectoral plan, a mainstreaming approach is favoured, however some some special sompetitions do exist for entry into the civil service for persons with disabilities.
Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government
(Ireland)
www.environ.ie
Gov Dept
Custom House, Dublin 1
tel: 01-8882000
fax: 01-8882888
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
All our courses are available for all staff. In our notifications, we request staff to notify us of any special requirements they might have, and deal with them accordingly. ·For staff with disabilities, if necessary, we organise one to one training with our training providers. ·Staff with disabilities can attend professional development programmes, with the pre-agreed arrangement of tutors to provide specially adapted course notes in advance of the training ·Our out-sourced training is provided in buildings with disabled access.
Yes reserved programs.
All our courses are available for all staff. In our notifications, we request staff to notify us of any special requirements they might have, and deal with them accordingly. ·For staff with disabilities, if necessary, we organise one to one training with our training providers. ·Staff with disabilities can attend professional development programmes, with the pre-agreed arrangement of tutors to provide specially adapted course notes in advance of the training ·Our out-sourced training is provided in buildings with disabled access.
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
Department's Mission Statement: To promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life through protection of the environment and heritage, infrastructure provision, balanced regional development and good local government
Yes has budget.
Major structural alterations and renovations have taken place in the Custom House (the Department’s head office) and in our regional offices to bring the Department’s buildings up to an acceptable standard of accessibility for people with disabilities. An Access Audit was undertaken of the Department's headquarters under the auspices of the the Office of Public Works. Regarding question 8 below funds are available in the Department's estimates to carry out any works required.
Dept of Finance
(Ireland)
www.finance.gov.ie
Gov Dept
Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dublin 1
tel: 01-6767571
fax: 01-6789936
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.
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no answerYes has budget.
Dept of Foreign Affairs
(Ireland)
www.dfa.ie
Gov Dept
Human Resources 1, 76-78 Harcourt St, Dublin 2
tel: 01-4780822
fax: -1
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
Disability Awareness Training is provided for disabled and non-disabled staff. The Department recruits through the Public Appointments Service. Training courses in all areas are available to disabled and non-disabled staff.
Yes reserved programs.
Disability Awareness Training is provided for disabled and non-disabled staff. The Department recruits through the Public Appointments Service. Training courses in all areas are available to disabled and non-disabled staff.
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
The Department is fully committed to the principles of equality set out in legislation, including for disabled employees. We will continue to maintain and enhance the range of family-friendly working opportunities and conditions that are currently available to our staff.
Yes has budget.
The Department’s safety statement makes specific reference to measures in respect of disabled and incapacitated staff working in, or visiting, their areas of responsibility. The Department is fully committed to the related principles set out in legislation.
Dept of Health and Children
(Ireland)
www.dohc.ie
Gov Dept
Hawkins House, Hawkins St, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6354000
fax: 01-6354001
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
(Ireland)
www.justice.ie
Gov Dept
94 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6028202
fax: 01-6615461
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.
Dept of Social and Family Affairs
(Ireland)
www.welfare.ie
Gov Dept
Aras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store St, Dublin 1
tel: 01-7043000
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
Training and development programmes are available to all staff, including those with disabilities. If staff members require additional supports to access training these are provided.
Yes reserved programs.
Training and development programmes are available to all staff, including those with disabilities. If staff members require additional supports to access training these are provided.
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
Commitments included in our Strategy Statement, our Human Resources Strategy and in our Sectoral Plan under the Disability Act, 2005.
Yes has budget.
Commitments in the Sectoral Plan under the Disability Act, 2005.
Dept of Taoiseach
(Ireland)
www.taoiseach.gov.ie
Gov Dept
Government Buildings, Upper Merrion St, Dulin 1
tel: 01-6624888
fax: 01-6789791
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.
The Department of the Taoiseach offers training programmes to staff on a case by case basis and according to the requirments of the individual, taking account of the business needs of the Division to which that individual is assigned.
Yes reserved programs.
The Department of the Taoiseach offers training programmes to staff on a case by case basis and according to the requirments of the individual, taking account of the business needs of the Division to which that individual is assigned.
Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.
The Department's Strategy Statement 2005-2007 states that ""the Department has actively progressed the equality and diversity agenda through its HR policies, training programmes and communications with staff and will continue this procss over the lifetime of this Strategy as a key means of valuing and benefiting from everyone's contributions"
Yes has budget.
The Department of the Taoiseach is currently conducting an Accessibility Audit (through the Office of Public Works) to ensure that all facilities, services, supports and accomodations are to the highest accessibility standard.
Dept of Transport
(Ireland)
www.transport.ie
Gov Dept
25 Clare St, Dublin 2
tel: 01-6707444
fax: -1
Yes have programs.Yes programs explicitly welcome.Yes reserved programs.Yes has policy.Yes has action plan.Yes has budget.

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This page changed: Monday, November 19, 2007 by Nicoletta Zoannos


Training as Vehicle to Employment, TVE, was a two year project that started in January 2006 and ended in December 2007.