Published 16th May 2024

Disability Action Northern Ireland criticise ‘heartbreaking irresponsibility’ in pandemic political leadership at Covid Inquiry in Belfast

At the conclusion of Module 2C of the Covid Inquiry in Belfast today Disability Action Northern Ireland (DANI) have criticised political leaders in Northern Ireland and called for them to be ‘shaken out of their complacency’.

The closing speech delivered on DANI’s behalf by Danny Friedman KC instructed by Bhatt Murphy noted that one quarter of the population of Northern Ireland is Disabled. Nevertheless, to say Disabled people were largely invisible during Covid decision making and their voices unheard was a ‘literal statement of events’.

DANI are represented by a team led by Shamik Dutta, Charlotte Haworth-Hird and Caleb Simpson.

Read the full press release here.  Watch the video of the closing submissions here.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today