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# respite-care - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Dublin respite service apologises to family over death of 6-year-old boy

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tristan’s family through these very difficult times.”

# respite-care - Friday 23 December, 2016

'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.

# respite-care - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Mother fears son won't get respite care until she dies

Nicola Lawless’ 19-year-old son Ben has a severe intellectual disability.

# respite-care - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

# respite-care - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

# respite-care - 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.

# respite-care - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Tuesday.

# respite-care - 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”.

# respite-care - Friday 7 December, 2012

PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant Budget 2013 This post contains images

PHOTOS: Carers hold protest against plans to cut respite care grant

Over 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to rally against the proposed cut from €1700 to €1325.

No change of heart from Government on respite care grant

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has once more defended the decision to cut the respite care grant by more than €300 in Budget 2013.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

# respite-care - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Government defends decision to cut respite care grant

Pat Rabbitte said the government had had to choose between cutting carer’s allowance or cutting respite care.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s the morning after the €3.5 billion day before… so let’s bring you up to speed. Good morning!