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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 4 May 1995

Vol. 452 No. 4

Written Answers. - EU Horizon Programme.

Mary Wallace


81 Miss M. Wallace asked the Minister for Enterprise and Employment if he will support the proposals before his Department from the Irish Wheelchair Association under the EU Horizon Initiative and if he recognises the potential which these proposals have to help promote the employment prospects of people with disabilities. [8162/95]

Seven hundred and twenty applications for funding under the Employment Programme, which incorporates Horizon, have been received in my Department. One hundred and eighty-eight applications requesting funding for projects for people with disabilities have been received. All applications will receive careful consideration. I recognise the work of the Irish Wheelchair Association and the important contribution it has made in promoting the employment prospects of people with disabilities and many of these will have applied for funding under Horizon also. Every project will be afforded equal and careful consideration to ensure that the best submissions are supported. The intention is to notify the outcome to applicants by end June next.