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# carers - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Jobseekers appeals taking over 25 weeks to process

The Social Welfare Appeals Office is currently dealing with 13,444 appeals.

# carers - Monday 24 February, 2014

Some care staff are working seven 'sleepover' shifts a fortnight say unions

SIPTU and IMPACT have lodged a complaint with the European Commission.

# carers - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.

# carers - Monday 14 October, 2013

Carers plead for Household Benefit Package to be protected

Reports over the weekend suggested that some cuts to packages for family carers could be in tomorrow’s Budget, but carers say that would be the wrong move.

# carers - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Delayed discharges "cost the HSE €540,000 a night"

A report by a body representing private care givers has found that the government could save €2 billion over the next nine years if outsourcing and competitive tendering were policy.

# carers - Friday 14 December, 2012

Column: Why am I made to feel like a scrounger?

Lisa Domican is an award-winning entrepreneur, and also a carer to two autistic teenagers. It’s clear which the Government values more, she writes.

# carers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts Carers This post contains images

Pictures: 300 carers picket Leinster House over Budget cuts

The Carers Association said they will continue to keep the pressure on the government because carers cannot afford the cuts.

Carers to protest at Dáil today over cuts to grant

They are demanding the immediate restoration of the 19 per cent cut to the Respite Care Grant announced in the Budget.

# carers - Sunday 9 December, 2012

McEntee called on to clarify ‘callous’ comments on respite care grant

According to today’s Sunday Times, Minister McEntee said in relation to the controversial cut that “could stay in a top hotel for €700 a week”.

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the reduction in the respite care grant be reversed?

The decision to cut the grant by over €300 has proved controversial. Should it be reversed or does the government need to stick to its plans?

# carers - Saturday 8 December, 2012

The Evening with added live news anchor proposal

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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 - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

# carers - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Half of carers in survey suffer from illnesses and socialising or holidays are an infrequent, sometimes rare, occurrence.

# carers - Thursday 1 November, 2012

13 per cent of population have a disability – CSO

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

# carers - Monday 27 August, 2012

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey

A lack of clear legal and financial arrangements for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increasing stress and puts a strain on family relationships, a new survey indicates.

# carers - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

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Drive-in bingo brings the right numbers to Waterford car park

Good things happen when you mix bingo with a healthy dose of thinking outside the box.

# carers - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Number of carers rises by 23,000 as over half a million claim a disability

4.1 per cent of the population are now listed as being carers, latest census figures show, as 13 per cent of the population claim they have a disability.

# carers - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance Carers This post contains images

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.

# carers - Friday 8 June, 2012

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.

# carers - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

HSE reports 9 per cent increase in elder abuse referrals

The majority of alleged victims were aged over 80, female, and had reportedly been neglected or abused by a relative.

# carers - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Column: 'The HSE think they're too big to fight, but I won't be silenced'

Jack and Jill’s CEO Jonathan Irwin says he won’t go away until the domiciliary care allowance crisis is sorted out.

# carers - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Disabilities: 1,700 Domiciliary Care Allowance applications scheduled for review

A number of people have initiated legal proceedings against the Department over its decision to cease DCA payments.

# carers - Friday 9 March, 2012’s progress report for the Government: Disability, carers

Kathleen Lynch is in charge of ensuring that the disabled and minorities are given a fair deal. How has she done so far?

# carers - 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.

# carers - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

# carers - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

Carers Association calls for immediate action on new strategy

The call for full implementation of a National Carers Strategy comes after last night’s shocking ‘Prime Time Investigates’.

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