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# caring - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pensioner being restricted from visiting his wife in her care home is 'shameful', says FG TD

The HSE is yet to contact the family featured in the programme, says Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd.

# caring - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Taoiseach says 'women in the home' reference in the Constitution is 'sexist, anachronistic language'

Varadkar said it is time to separate the idea that women are inherently linked to caring and family roles.

# caring - Sunday 3 June, 2018

Column: 'Mummy, tell me the story again of how you made my brother blind'

Ireland does not recognise deafblindness as a distinct disability, writes Hesline Crawford.

# caring - 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.

# caring - 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.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Friday 3 November, 2017

'It can be quite lonely and isolating for them': There are 3,800 carers under the age of 15 in Ireland

The CSO released the latest profile from Census 2016 focusing on health disability and carers in Ireland.

# caring - 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.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'I used to have dreams when he was little about him walking and talking. I would wake up sobbing'

It is dangerous and upsetting to wonder what it would be like, if only, writes Tracy McGinnis.

# caring - 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.

# caring - 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.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Thursday 15 December, 2016

An eight-year-old wrote to Santa asking for €100 to give to the homeless

He also asked for Pokemon cards.

# caring - Sunday 15 November, 2015

'It's my job to help the family plan and care for their dying children at home'

Anne Tan’s career changed after meeting two terminally ill children.

# caring - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

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

A 12-year-old was named young Carer of the Year.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Au Pairs welcome decision on Domestic Workers Convention

Minister Bruton has announced the government’s plans to ratify the Convention to protect the rights of domestic workers.

# caring - Thursday 3 April, 2014

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked

The audit report on the Stewarts centre is just one of 12 published today into designated centres providing care for children, dependent people and people with disabilities

# caring - Monday 4 November, 2013

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.

# caring - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Beechfield Nursing Home Group today announced the creation of 65 new jobs at its new care facility, Mount Hybla Private Designated Care Centre .

# caring - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Column: The majority of care givers are women, but it shouldn't be prescribed upon us

Traditional gender roles serve as prescriptive claims about how girls and women should act. There are greater choices for both men and women now, so we need to reconcile our competing demands, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

# caring - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Dentist who "raised the bar" caring for autistic patient wins top award

Dr Gillian Smith painstakingly treated Neal Dhondt for four months, which meant he did not have to have surgery.

# caring - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’

Community nurse Deirdre O’Hara describes her day travelling to visit those in need – some sick, and some lonely.

# caring - 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.

# caring - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Irish people kind but slovenly - survey

A new survey of 26 countries finds we spend lots of time volunteering and caring for others – but not nearly enough on housework.