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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
# Cherry Orchard
# Cherry Orchard

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

Nov 7th 2018, 3:46 PM 29,868 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Jul 10th 2018, 7:36 PM 22,106 Views 105 Comments

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'
# Deafblindness
# Deafblindness

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

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 127,390 Views 11 Comments

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?'
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'After years of caring for my late husband, who and what am I now that I'm no longer a wife or carer?'

Mar 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,452 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

Caring at Christmas: '24: The number of hours I work per day'

Dec 28th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,999 Views 10 Comments

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
# Understand Together
# Understand Together

'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life

Dec 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,974 Views 3 Comments

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
# Young Carers
# Young Carers

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 10,643 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Caring for Mam: 'Putting myself first is not an option even though I have the most to lose'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:30 PM 14,754 Views 43 Comments

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
# Caring
# Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

Jun 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,161 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

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

May 7th 2017, 7:30 PM 520 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

A carer goes on holiday: 'Catching a glimpse of the life you once hoped to lead can be painful'

Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 PM 467 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'

Mar 5th 2017, 7:30 PM 314 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Caring at Christmas: 'I try to remember what my husband was like before he got sick but it gets harder'

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM 158 Views 20 Comments

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
# Caring
# Caring

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

Dec 15th 2016, 9:12 PM 12,459 Views 37 Comments

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'
# Last Rites
# Last Rites

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

Nov 15th 2015, 6:30 PM 481 Views 4 Comments

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
# Above And Beyond
# Above And Beyond

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.

# 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
# Caring 24/7
# Caring 24/7

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

Nov 14th 2014, 4:45 PM 24,589 Views 16 Comments

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
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

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

Sep 12th 2014, 1:00 PM 86 Views 37 Comments

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
# Marie Fleming
# Marie Fleming

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Jul 13th 2014, 2:54 PM 17,601 Views 43 Comments

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
# Domestic Work
# Domestic Work

Au Pairs welcome decision on Domestic Workers Convention

Jul 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,242 Views 13 Comments

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
# Audit
# Audit

HIQA report finds internal doors in disability care unit locked

Apr 3rd 2014, 7:33 PM 11,792 Views 45 Comments

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
# Caring
# Caring

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Nov 4th 2013, 3:25 PM 8,437 Views 23 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

65 jobs announced at Dublin care centre

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 PM 10,114 Views 14 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 7th 2013, 7:00 PM 158 Views 21 Comments

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
# Dentist
# Dentist

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

Jan 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 14,611 Views 22 Comments

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’
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Dec 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 60 Views 17 Comments

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
# Society
# Society

Carers 'heavily stressed' says online survey

Nov 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,422 Views 31 Comments

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
# Survey
# Survey

Irish people kind but slovenly - survey

Apr 13th 2011, 9:51 AM 1,765 Views 0 Comments

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