Calls for Carer’s Leave Allowance extension

A local TD is asking the government to consider an extension of the Carer’s Leave Allowance.

Sligo/Leitrim Independent Deputy, Marian harkin, made the comments in the Dail on Thursday.

She said it should be extended for those who cannot return to work due to ongoing care needs during the pandemic.

Deputy Harkin believes it would benefit a number of groups.