Donegal Deputy challenges Minister over “outrageously strict criteria” for transport supports

first_img Donegal Deputy challenges Minister over “outrageously strict criteria” for transport supports WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest By News Highland – September 26, 2019 Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Minister for Finance has been confronted over what Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has called ‘an outrageously strict criteria” for people with disabilities in accessing certain transport supports.The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme currently requires an individual to get a Primary Medical Certificate after meeting certain conditions however, the Ombudsman has described the scheme as ‘overly rigid and inflexible and may well be causing inequity’.Deputy Pringle says to further compound the matter, applicants from Donegal who appeal the decision have to travel to Dun Laoghaire to present themselves to a Medical Team.He has vowed to keep the pressure on in calling for the legislation to be amended and criteria to be fair and equal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/pringle5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleYellow weather warning in place for heavy downpoursNext articleHighlandTV: The Championship with O’Reilly Sports News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more