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# National Carers Week

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'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
'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'
Column: 'I imagine guilt is a friend of every carer on this island'
Geraldine Renton
'My greatest fear is she will outlive me': Elderly carers in Ireland struggle for help
'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
Geraldine Renton
The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%
Survey shows 4 in 5 carers badly impacted by cuts in recent years