Tag Archives: Carers

This afternoon.

To mark Carers Week (until June 14)

And the launch of Life Effects (a support platform from pharma company Teva Ireland, where carers and patients ‘share advice and insights’).

Sally McLoughlin writes:

broadcaster and author, Teena Gates opens up about life, the struggles and the rewarding journey of being a loving carer to her 95 year old Dad, Terry, who suffers with vascular dementia following a fall in 2018.

Teena is one of 391,000 family carers across Ireland who, day in and day out, goes above and beyond for a loved one.

Life Effects

Above from left: Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Emily Logan, TV presenter Brendan Courtney and Social Inclusion Officer with Monaghan County Council Bernie Bradley.

This morning.

The launch by The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission of new research entitled “Caring and Unpaid Work in Ireland” with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

The research shows almost half of women in Ireland and 30% of men provide care for others on a daily basis and that Irish people do the third highest amount of unpaid work in Ireland.

The report was launched with the participation of TV Presenter Brendan Courtney, who has spoken of his personal experiences of care related to his father, and by Bernie Bradley who alongside being a full-time Social Inclusion Officer with Monaghan County Council, is a Member of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Committee and parent of a daughter with Down Syndrome.

Meanwhile, have we reached peak Peaky?

Only YOU can decide.

Irish People Do Third-highest Amount Of Unpaid Work (Newstalk)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

903039499030394790303950Fran Kane and her son JJ outside the Dail today protesting the Government’s decision to proceed with an almost 20 per cent cut to the Respite Care Grant.

Nice Tayto tee.

90303959Fran, JJ and others from the Carers Association gather to lobby members entering Leinster House for  the first sitting following Dail recess.

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

More than 100 people gathered to protest against the 19% cut to the Respite Care Grant in Wednesday’s budget outside the Dail earlier

Up to 75,000 full-time carers will be affected by the cut, which Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has insisted is necessary.

Family Carers Protest in Dublin And Ennis Over Budget Cuts (RTE)

(Wanderley Massafelli/Photocall Ireland)