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# Carers

Carer: 'I'm so desperate for scraps of support, I'm almost hoping for a yes vote next week'
This week
25th February 2024 - 1st March 2024
Debate Room: The Yes and No sides set out their cases for the forthcoming referendums
Last month
February 2024
'The wording doesn't go far enough': We asked carers how they'll vote in the care referendum
Some carers told us that they think the wording of Article 42B is insulting, while others are still unsure as to how they will vote on 8 March.
Are you a carer? We want to hear your thoughts on the upcoming care referendum
Last year
2023
Opinion: 'We knew we would parent our grandson, we had no choice, but we also had no support'
Humphreys announces details of three lump sum supports to be paid this week
'A disturbing blow to human rights': Disability groups blast 'token' social welfare increase
Carers to have national living wage guaranteed for first time alongside pay for travel time
Opinion: Many carers feel isolated with no confidence after being out of paid work for so long
Calls for national audit on respite places as Census shows marked increase in unpaid carers
Rate of pay for domestic violence leave should be worked out by end of summer, says minister
All time
Opinion: As a carer, I have met the best of people in colleagues and clients
Employment permits for 1,000 home care workers to be made available to tackle recruitment crisis
Opinion: Care and community workers fill the gaps left by the State - they need a pay rise
'I don't know where to turn': Family carers call for reinstatement of funding for ceiling hoists
Carer told to repay social welfare payment after teen son's death calls for system reform
In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
Maeve Higgins: The State cannot say it values migrant workers while it pushes them out the door
Ireland to get first 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine next week
‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
'It's demoralising and makes me want to leave': How poor pay is impacting home carers in this 'lucrative' sector
'I am struggling': How home carers became the forgotten frontline workers of the pandemic
'No plan' for carers or those who need care when they get tested for Covid-19
Calls for individual case assessments after woman (71) caring for her mother (98) left without home care
'I'm on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week': Family carers stage protest outside the Dáil
'They've been ignored by this government': Budget disappointment prompts carers to protest outside Dáil
Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
Home help care supports: How many people are waiting in your county?
Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU
Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
29% of those who care for a loved one with cancer do so for at least 39 hours a week
'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers
Citizens' Assembly to consider care issue in a bid to prevent referendum delay
'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer
Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
'Deeply concerning': Foster services criticised over lack of garda vetting and shortfall in carers
36 hours alone in a bed without so much as a hot drink: lessons to be learned from Storm Emma
Thousands of carers didn't receive their weekly payment today
Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year
'I love her too much to put her in a home': Calls for support after RTÉ doc on the struggles of carers