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# carers - Saturday 1 May, 2021

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
# May Day
# May Day

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,683 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

# carers - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door
# Carers
# Carers

Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,287 Views 20 Comments

Maeve Higgins says Ireland’s home care assistants and other migrant workers perform a vital service and should be given proper immigration status.

# carers - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,690 Views 111 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that 1.1 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines are to be delivered by the end of March.

# carers - Thursday 6 August, 2020

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,224 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

# carers - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector

Aug 5th 2020, 12:02 AM 29,083 Views 15 Comments

Part two of Noteworthy’s investigation examines pay and conditions of these frontline workers, as well as profits made by providers.

# carers - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 29,052 Views 16 Comments

Part one of Noteworthy’s in-depth investigation shows that many carers took a pay hit and felt unsupported during the Covid-19 crisis.

# carers - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19
# Carers
# Carers

'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19

May 31st 2020, 11:00 AM 14,984 Views 20 Comments

“If I could do this alone I would, it would be better than dealing with the system,” one family carer said.

# carers - Friday 3 April, 2020

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care
# Family Carers
# Family Carers

Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:13 AM 35,961 Views 6 Comments

Hundreds of home care providers are to be redeployed temporarily to nursing homes and residential care facilities.

# carers - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
# Caged
# Caged

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 3:01 PM 10,679 Views 12 Comments

Several carers spoke today about the huge amount of work they do looking after loved ones.

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
# Home Care Crisis
# Home Care Crisis

'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,677 Views 16 Comments

Carers say the government has “given it with one hand and taken it back with the other” with its latest budget.

# carers - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,242 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# carers - Monday 22 July, 2019

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
# Home Help Hours
# Home Help Hours

Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 15,952 Views 8 Comments

A total of 6,819 people are waiting for funding for home help hours, but the HSE continues to deny any cuts to the service.

# carers - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU
# Report
# Report

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

Jul 9th 2019, 1:16 PM 19,435 Views 38 Comments

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

# carers - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
# Clontarf Hospital
# Clontarf Hospital

Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life

Sep 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,503 Views 9 Comments

Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.

# carers - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
# Blood Cancer Awareness
# Blood Cancer Awareness

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week

Sep 4th 2018, 9:17 PM 9,782 Views 10 Comments

More than 2,000 people a year across Ireland are diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

# carers - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers
# Health
# Health

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:29 AM 14,613 Views 16 Comments

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

# carers - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay
# Women In The Home
# Women In The Home

Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,014 Views 21 Comments

Minister Flanagan sent a letter regarding the referendum on the women’s place in the home to Justice Committee members this week.

# carers - Sunday 10 June, 2018

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Jun 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 23,266 Views 40 Comments

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

# carers - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,293 Views 56 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# carers - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers
# HIQA
# HIQA

'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,838 Views 5 Comments

The Health Information and Quality Authority released three inspection reports of foster care services in Ireland.

# carers - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
# Opinion
# Opinion

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma

Mar 7th 2018, 8:15 PM 77,891 Views 28 Comments

The emergency effort co-ordinated by the NECC was impressive, writes Tom Clonan, but there is still a learning curve in reaching out to all vulnerable people.

# carers - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today
# Carers Benefit
# Carers Benefit

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:05 PM 24,976 Views 44 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said carers who need financial assistance should contact their local Intreo centre.

# carers - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Dec 12th 2017, 10:05 PM 17,604 Views 23 Comments

Additional funding was announced which will allow all carer’s in receipt of Carer’s Allowance to qualify for a GP Visit Card.

# carers - 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 16,680 Views 43 Comments

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

# carers - Friday 27 October, 2017

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly
# Abuse
# Abuse

HSE boss says care agency that looked after 'Grace' was not treated unfairly

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,154 Views 8 Comments

Tony O’Brien was told by one committee member that he is pre-empting the work of the inquiry.

# carers - Thursday 15 June, 2017

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected
# Census
# Census

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Jun 15th 2017, 11:02 AM 65,881 Views 86 Comments

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# carers - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'

Jun 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 246 Views 8 Comments

My boys will not have “typical” childhood but they will have very special memories, writes carer Geraldine Renton.

# carers - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help
# National Carers Week
# National Carers Week

'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help

Jun 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,144 Views 23 Comments

The 2011 Census found that 24,746 carers in Ireland are over the age of 65.

# carers - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards
# True Heroes
# True Heroes

These wonderful teenagers were honoured today at the Irish Carers of the Year Awards

Nov 16th 2016, 10:26 PM 13,038 Views 6 Comments

Carers were described as Ireland’s “forgotten workforce”.

# carers - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,167 Views 10 Comments

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# carers - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van
# Cerebral Palsy
# Cerebral Palsy

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,783 Views 40 Comments

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,470 Views 27 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan made the remarkable claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# carers - Friday 21 October, 2016

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,026 Views 4 Comments

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

# carers - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
# Death Charter
# Death Charter

'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,453 Views 12 Comments

The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.

# carers - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
# Kerry
# Kerry

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 34,518 Views 48 Comments

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# carers - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,275 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# carers - Monday 30 November, 2015

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

These are the 24 biggest issues faced by carers in Ireland

Nov 30th 2015, 2:29 PM 20,852 Views 13 Comments

A new report has called for stronger employment rights in the home care industry.

# carers - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

A mother whose children have a rare bone condition has won carer of the year award
# Above And Beyond
# Above And Beyond

A mother whose children have a rare bone condition has won carer of the year award

Nov 11th 2015, 9:39 PM 10,257 Views 7 Comments

A 12-year-old was named young Carer of the Year.

# carers - 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 800 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.

# carers - 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.

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