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#National Carers Week

# national-carers-week - 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 23,300 Views 40 Comments

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

# national-carers-week - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'
# Dementia Carers
# Dementia Carers

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,272 Views 7 Comments

Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.

# national-carers-week - 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 310 Views 8 Comments

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

# national-carers-week - 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 24,192 Views 23 Comments

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

# national-carers-week - 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 861 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.

# national-carers-week - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 23,877 Views 28 Comments

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

# national-carers-week - Monday 9 June, 2014

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years
# Support
# Support

Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years

Jun 9th 2014, 6:38 PM 6,407 Views 7 Comments

This week is National Carers Week.