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Appointment of the week

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 3:23pm

Name: Kieran Murphy

Appointment: Board member of the Disability Advisory Committee

Kieran Murphy from Cork city has recently been appointed to serve on the first ever statutory advisory committee in Ireland to support monitoring of Ireland’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Eleven members in total have been appointed to their roles on the Disability Advisory Committee by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (the Commission). The Disability Advisory Committee, made up of a majority of people with disabilities is brought together by the Commission to support its statutory function of monitoring Ireland’s implementation of the UN Convention and held its first formal meeting recently.

Kieran Murphy is currently the Quality and Risk Manager in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and also lectures in law on the Diploma in Disability Studies in University College Cork. Kieran is a registered nurse in intellectual disability and his qualifications include law, quality in healthcare and a master’s degree in social policy.

Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission welcomed the appointments: “The Disability Advisory Committee will be an important mechanism to ensure that the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission can fulfil its mandate to hold the State to account on the rights of people with disabilities.

“The new committee members, including Kieran, bring with them significant personal and professional experience.”

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