In exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform by the National Disability Authority Act 1999 and the Disability Act 2005, the following named persons have been appointed to the Board of the National Disability Authority with effect from the 21st December 2009:

Mr. Peter McKevitt, Chairman

Dr. Tony Bates
Ms. Caroline Burrell
Mr. Frank Cunneen
Ms. Tara Cunningham
Mr. Colm Desmond
Ms. Fiona Duignan
Ms. Linda Grealy
Mr. Shane Hogan
Mr. David Joyce
Mr. Des Kenny
Ms. Mary Lavelle
Ms. Joanne McCarthy

The term of office of the Members of the Board will run for four years until 20th December, 2013.

The National Disability Authority is the lead state agency on disability issues and is charged with promoting and helping to secure the rights of persons with disabilities. The Authority plays a vital role in advising Government on disability policy, research and standards and ensures the continued monitoring of implementation of standards and services.

December 22, 2009.