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# carer - Friday 22 November, 2019

Man who provides round-the-clock care for his wife named Carer of the Year
# Marcin Filak
# Marcin Filak

Man who provides round-the-clock care for his wife named Carer of the Year

Nov 22nd 2019, 4:32 PM 49,542 Views 26 Comments

Marcin Filak cares for his wife Ola and their two children.

# carer - Friday 10 May, 2019

Carer who stole €9,000 from elderly man given suspended sentence and ordered to repay cash
# Courts
# Courts

Carer who stole €9,000 from elderly man given suspended sentence and ordered to repay cash

May 10th 2019, 3:12 PM 30,252 Views 72 Comments

She told gardaí that she stole the money because she needed to pay off a drug debt.

# carer - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years
# ATM Withdrawals
# ATM Withdrawals

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years

Mar 19th 2019, 2:16 PM 34,281 Views 11 Comments

The victim, now aged 90, said she felt an “immense sense of betrayal”.

# carer - Friday 23 November, 2018

Ireland's carer of the year: 'We're all on our knees, we all need support and we're not getting it'
# Brenda O'connell Barry
# Brenda O'connell Barry

Ireland's carer of the year: 'We're all on our knees, we all need support and we're not getting it'

Nov 23rd 2018, 10:18 PM 21,697 Views 42 Comments

Brenda O’Connell Barry spoke on tonight’s Late Late Show, after winning the award earlier today.

# carer - Friday 9 March, 2018

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Mar 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,477 Views 18 Comments

Being an ex carer has left me with an awful void in my life, writes Annie McGuinness.

# carer - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day'
# Column
# Column

Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day'

Dec 28th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,999 Views 10 Comments

When it comes to numbers, the number attached to my age isn’t important. There are, however, some numbers that are very important to me, writes Tracy McGinnis.

# carer - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life
# Understand Together
# Understand Together

'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life

Dec 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,994 Views 3 Comments

A new campaign is highlighting the important role friends and family can have in helping a loved one care for someone with dementia.

# carer - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers
# Carers
# Carers

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers

Dec 6th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,682 Views 43 Comments

Almost 200,000 people dedicate their lives caring for loved ones in Ireland.

# carer - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Cavan woman who provides round-the-clock care for her parents awarded Carer of the Year
# Puts Others First
# Puts Others First

Cavan woman who provides round-the-clock care for her parents awarded Carer of the Year

Nov 22nd 2017, 10:49 PM 30,589 Views 25 Comments

Paula Robinson cares for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease and her dad who has bowel cancer.

# carer - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'
# All Ireland Study
# All Ireland Study

'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment'

Oct 8th 2017, 9:30 AM 10,887 Views 8 Comments

A new study examined the palliative care needs on the island of Ireland by surveying hundreds of GPs and psychiatrists.

# carer - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:30 PM 14,781 Views 41 Comments

I am functioning through a crisis, writes Emma Hayes.

# carer - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
# Caring
# Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

Jun 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,164 Views 6 Comments

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# carer - Sunday 19 March, 2017

A carer goes on holiday: 'Catching a glimpse of the life you once hoped to lead can be painful'
# Read Me
# Read Me

A carer goes on holiday: 'Catching a glimpse of the life you once hoped to lead can be painful'

Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 PM 475 Views 17 Comments

Visiting friends showed me the life I can never have and it hurts, writes Candi O’Reilly.

# carer - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'
# Column
# Column

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'

Mar 5th 2017, 7:30 PM 322 Views 19 Comments

Throughout the country, women in their sixties (an estimated 66% of unpaid caregivers are female) are bathing and dressing and feeding infant grandchildren and ageing parents, writes author Kate Beaufoy.

# carer - Friday 23 December, 2016

Caring at Christmas: 'I try to remember what my husband was like before he got sick but it gets harder'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Caring at Christmas: 'I try to remember what my husband was like before he got sick but it gets harder'

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM 159 Views 20 Comments

It’s my choice to care for my husband but the government should support us carers more, writes Annie McGuinness.

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
# Lauralynn
# Lauralynn

'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 14,925 Views 6 Comments

Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.

# carer - Monday 7 November, 2016

Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance
# Marie McNally
# Marie McNally

Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance

Nov 7th 2016, 4:14 PM 21,501 Views 0 Comments

The pensioner’s two sons had been killed in the past few years and was in ill health when she was robbed.

# carer - Sunday 9 October, 2016

'We save the country billions but are held to ransom for having a good heart'
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

'We save the country billions but are held to ransom for having a good heart'

Oct 9th 2016, 10:00 PM 15,231 Views 6 Comments

Over 200,000 family carers in Ireland currently deliver nearly €4 billion worth of care annually.

# carer - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays
# Courts
# Courts

Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays

Jul 19th 2016, 7:19 AM 18,649 Views 23 Comments

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# carer - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
# Column
# Column

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.

Jun 10th 2015, 1:30 PM 803 Views 20 Comments

I care full-time for my son, who has Hunter Syndrome, as well as being a mother to my other two young boys – yet I am often looked down upon by others.

# carer - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'

Jun 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 253 Views 16 Comments

Nine years ago, Alzheimer’s slowly crept into our lives and nothing has ever been the same again.

# carer - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
# Carer
# Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 184 Views 8 Comments

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# carer - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Column: What it's like to care for a parent with Alzheimer's
# Carer
# Carer

Column: What it's like to care for a parent with Alzheimer's

Feb 7th 2015, 12:27 PM 934 Views 25 Comments

We are a married couple in our mid-late 20s who both work and also care for my father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013 and lives with us full-time.

# carer - Thursday 25 December, 2014

The Night Nurse: Caring for cancer sufferers on Christmas Day is a privilege that helps me appreciate life
# Christmas
# Christmas

The Night Nurse: Caring for cancer sufferers on Christmas Day is a privilege that helps me appreciate life

Dec 25th 2014, 7:30 PM 556 Views 35 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing Service provides palliative care to cancer patients at the end of their cancer journey during the night, so they can stay in the comfort of their home, surrounded by the ones they love.

# carer - Friday 14 November, 2014

I haven't had a full night's sleep since 1999. I'd do it again in a heartbeat --- Ireland's Carer of the Year
# Caring 24/7
# Caring 24/7

I haven't had a full night's sleep since 1999. I'd do it again in a heartbeat --- Ireland's Carer of the Year

Nov 14th 2014, 4:45 PM 24,599 Views 16 Comments

Mayo woman Eleanor Ryder has been looking after her husband 24/7 for the best part of two decades.

# carer - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help
# Abusive Relationship
# Abusive Relationship

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 482 Views 20 Comments

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# carer - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Jul 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 17,606 Views 43 Comments

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# carer - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

May 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,458 Views 102 Comments

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

# carer - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?

Mar 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 977 Views 23 Comments

Our changing society brings it’s own challenges – with some children in blended families celebrating more than one mother figure, writes Joanna Fortune.

# carer - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

Dec 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,441 Views 31 Comments

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# carer - Friday 2 March, 2012

Home care firm to create 540 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Home care firm to create 540 jobs

Mar 2nd 2012, 9:45 AM 1,999 Views 7 Comments

520 of the jobs at Comfort Keepers will be part-time, with 25 full-time roles.