Sligo-Leitrim TD calls for support for young carers

It’s thought that individual means testing should be introduced for payments to family carers.

The calls were made in the Dáil by Independent Sligo-Leitrim TD Marian Harkin who says there are many carers who are missing out on payments.

The comments were made as part of statements on a motion on reform of the carers allowance scheme.

Deputy Harkin says there are many young people in particular in society who are caring for family members and more needs to be done to support them: