Cllr calls on Ireland to ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Listowel MD -- Cllr. Aoife Thornton Mayor / Cathaoirleach of Listowel MD Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com

A Kerry County Councillor says it is inexplicable why the Irish Government has yet to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Fine Gael Cllr Aoife Thornton says Ireland is still the only country not to ratify the convention due to changes needed to legislation.

However, Cllr Thornton says other countries have ratified without such changes; the councillor called for a timescale to be published for ratification.