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#Carer

# carer - Friday 23 November, 2018

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.

# carer - Friday 9 March, 2018

'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.

# carer - Thursday 28 December, 2017

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.

# carer - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'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.

# carer - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

'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.

# carer - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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.

# carer - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'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.

# carer - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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.

# carer - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'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.

# carer - Sunday 19 March, 2017

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.

# carer - Sunday 5 March, 2017

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.

# carer - Friday 23 December, 2016

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.

'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.

# carer - Monday 7 November, 2016

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.

# carer - Sunday 9 October, 2016

'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.

# carer - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

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

Laura Pennick pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# carer - 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.

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.

# carer - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'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.

# carer - Monday 8 June, 2015

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.

# carer - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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.

# carer - Thursday 25 December, 2014

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.

# carer - Friday 14 November, 2014

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.

# carer - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

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.

# carer - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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.

# carer - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

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.

# carer - Saturday 9 March, 2013

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.

# carer - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

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.

# carer - Friday 2 March, 2012

Home care firm to create 540 jobs

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