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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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# High Court
Teen placed in 'unsafe' and 'unsuitable' hostel has been moved to new location, court told
The case will be mentioned before the High Court in October.
# Respite
'We'd given up hope': One year later, Kerry parents finally given full-time respite service for adult children
There has been no full-time respite service available in Kerry for around a year.
# Respite
Arsenal show much-needed grit and fight to come back and force a draw with Man City
In the midst of more fan protests, Arsene Wenger’s side were behind on two occasions but rallied to pick up a point.
# breaking point
"She prays her son dies before her" - elderly Kerry residents at wits' end over care for adult children
Following a recent HSE move there is now no full-time respite centre in the Munster county.
# lauralynn
'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.
# Respite
Messi, Suarez and Neymar get early Christmas break
“The front three have never played the first round of the cup.”
# Kerry
Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies
Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.
# Respite
Wimbledon set for heat breaks - but only for women
The ruling will allow for a 10-minute stoppage between the second and third sets of matches.
# Social Welfare
'If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down'
Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.
# Death
Three quarters of Irish people want to die at home
Most people would like their condition managed by pain medication though almost three-quarters have not written any kind of care directive or given an indication of what they want to family members.
# Respite
Rooney bails Moyes out after plane protest
There were fewer than two minutes on the clock on a sunny afternoon in Manchester when the plane made its appearance.
# Ageing
'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'
Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.
# Respite
Call for national fund for children with life-limiting conditions
Deputy Denis Naughten said that such a fund could reduce the cost of care per child by €24,000 per year.
# Respite
Government to launch needs assessment of respite services for children
It will contain a national overview of the current provision and future need for respite care for children with life-limiting conditions.
# need to know
The Evening with added live news anchor proposal
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Carers
Fine Gael politicians urge Burton to roll back on respite grant cut
A Fine Gael TD and a Senator have both asked the Minister to reconsider the decision to cut the grant by over €300.
# Carers
Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite
This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.
# Closure
Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit to close
The HSE said the decision was taken as a safe service could not be guaranteed in the face of budget cuts.