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A Donegal TD has called for family carers to be prioritised when it comes to the vaccine roll-out.   Donegal independent TD Thomas Pringle says Carers are overworked, undervalued and the State is completely over-reliant on the unpaid caring work done by family members around the country.   The Donegal…

Family Carer’s Ireland is calling on general election candidates in the North West to prioritise family carers in the next Government. Family Carer’s Ireland who are a non-profit organisation are appealing to local communities and their politicians alike to make their voice count and challenge candidates to commit to support…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is calling for GP visit cards to be given to carers without delay. Legislation to provide carers with the cards was passed in the Dail and Seanad earlier this week. Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon says carers give millions of hours of their time looking after people,…

Nominations open today for awards for some of the unsung heroes in our communities — that’s family carers. One in 20 people in Ireland is a family carer, saving the government ten billion euro in unpaid care every year. Among the winners of last year was teenager Alexandra Ajoi from…

A North West MEP who’s a longtime advocate for carers is welcoming a proposal to provide them with paid leave for the first time in Ireland. The proposal has yet to be approved by the European Parliament. MEP Marian Harkin, who is founder and chairperson of the Parliament’s Carers’ Interest…

A Sligo Leitrim TD says the means test on the carers allowance needs to be relaxed as part of the solution to our health crisis. Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry says there are a number of measures that need to be urgently considered by government in order to address the…