Thursday, 6 March 2008

Questions (239)

John Curran

Question:

240 Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government the percentage of employees in each local authority that have a physical disability; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9853/08]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

Based on information supplied by local authorities in the format required under the Disability Act 2005, the percentage of employees with a disability in each local authority for 2006 is set out in the table below. The 2006 National Disability Authority Report on Compliance with Part 5 of the Disability Act 2005 in regard to employment of people with disabilities in the public service acknowledges that, because a different definition of disability, and in many cases a different data collection method, was used, the results presented in the report are not comparable with figures for previous years in respect of individual public bodies. It also recognises that differences between public bodies in how they collected the data make it difficult to compare results across these bodies.

Local Authority

%

County Council

Carlow

3.8

Cavan

4.0

Clare

3.3

Cork

0.7

Donegal

3.1

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

2.9

Fingal

3.7

Galway

2.9

Kerry

3.7

Kildare

3.2

Kilkenny

3.0

Laois

3.8

Leitrim

3.2

Limerick

3.3

Longford

2.6

Louth

4.1

Mayo

5.1

Meath

3.2

Monaghan

3.2

Offaly

2.9

Roscommon

4.1

Sligo

3.1

South Dublin

3.2

North Tipperary

5.4

South Tipperary

3.1

Waterford

3.2

Westmeath

2.1

Wexford

3.2

Wicklow

3.4

City Councils

Cork

6.4

Dublin

1.0

Galway

2.5

Limerick

1.1

Waterford

4.7