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

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,735 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2021, 8:30 AM 16,478 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Updated Feb 2nd 2021, 11:20 AM 45,718 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.

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

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,505 Views 3 Comments

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

'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
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'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 30,835 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 4th 2020, 12:02 AM 29,109 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.

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

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

Apr 3rd 2020, 11:13 AM 35,972 Views 6 Comments

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

'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
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'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 10,684 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
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'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil

Oct 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 8,691 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,258 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2019, 12:05 AM 16,081 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.

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

Jul 9th 2019, 1:16 PM 19,448 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 45,559 Views 9 Comments

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

29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
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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 9,783 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:29 AM 14,615 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.

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,021 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.

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
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'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 23,273 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,295 Views 55 Comments

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

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

Apr 5th 2018, 1:55 PM 7,843 Views 5 Comments

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

36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
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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 77,892 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.

Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today
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Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today

Feb 22nd 2018, 12:05 PM 24,990 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Dec 12th 2017, 10:05 PM 17,621 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.

'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers
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'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 16,686 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Oct 27th 2017, 6:20 AM 7,159 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2017, 11:02 AM 66,046 Views 83 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2017, 8:30 PM 249 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Jun 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 24,155 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Nov 16th 2016, 10:26 PM 13,046 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,176 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 23,790 Views 39 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?
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FactCheck: Does the Budget give four times more to "sheep welfare" than home childcare?

Oct 23rd 2016, 8:30 AM 18,475 Views 27 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,029 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2016, 8:30 PM 33,488 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 9:30 PM 34,536 Views 48 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,399 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Nov 30th 2015, 2:29 PM 20,978 Views 13 Comments

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

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

'A carer, what is that?' I am a weight lifter. I am a nurse. I am a specialist. I am exhausted.
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'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 803 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.

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six
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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 189 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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