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Ireland Has 4th Lowest Employment Rate Among People With Disabilities In The EU.

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People with a disability are more than twice as likely to experience poverty and deprivation than those without.

Ireland has the fourth lowest employment rate among people with a disability in the EU, according new research by the ESRI.

It also highlights that people with a disability in Ireland are more than twice as likely to experience poverty and deprivation than those without.

The findings also show 30 percent of adults with a disability have a third-level education, compared to 47 percent of those without.

People with a disability are more than twice as likely to experience poverty and deprivation than those without.

Dr. Aideen Hartney is Director of the National Disability Authority.

She joined Ciara Noble on Thursday's edition of Kildare Today

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