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From TheJournal.ie Man who provides round-the-clock care for his wife named Carer of the Year Marcin Filak

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Carer who stole €9,000 from elderly man given suspended sentence and ordered to repay cash Courts

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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 spoke on tonight’s Late Late Show, after winning the award earlier today.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day' Column

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cavan woman who provides round-the-clock care for her parents awarded Carer of the Year Puts Others First

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'People who are mentally ill are less likely to be admitted for cancer treatment' All Ireland Study

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

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

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

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

I am functioning through a crisis, writes Emma Hayes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner tells court of suffering after her carer stole €40k inheritance Marie McNally

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We save the country billions but are held to ransom for having a good heart' Budget 2017

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Carer stole €41,000 from elderly neighbour to spend it on home improvements, clothes and holidays Courts

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

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What it's like to care for a parent with Alzheimer's Carer

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

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.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help Abusive Relationship

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget? Budget 2013

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Home care firm to create 540 jobs Jobswatch

Home care firm to create 540 jobs

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