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EC Report on Irish Economy a Mixed Bag

Date: May 18, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment, Health, Disability Rights

Today the EU Commission report card on Ireland's economic and social progress is a mixed bag with some improvements in the areas of Government deficit spending and a drop in unemployment levels but significant challenges in areas...[more]

MEP Urges Rapid Fund Action for Intel Workers

Date: May 1, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment

Any workers made redundant by cutbacks in Intel should have measures under the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) assessed by the Department of Education & Skills and an early application made to support those who lose their jobs[more]

Call for Support for Domestic Workers and Carers

Date: April 28, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment

A report in the European Parliament has adopted a proposal that a Carers Leave Directive should be developed. This was warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin who stated that she had called for such a proposal on many...[more]

MEP Accuses HSE on Carers Cutbacks

Date: April 20, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

The HSE has been accused of using the current political impasse to implement a totally unacceptable cut to homecare packages and home help hours.[more]

Louth Family Carers Provide €100 million Annual Service

Date: February 22, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers

MEP helps to Fund new Group[more]

Discrimination against West’s Arthritis Sufferers

Date: February 7, 2016

Category: Health, Carers, News Article

Ireland had one of the highest incidences of arthritis but the resources necessary to tackle the seriously debilitating disease failed to meet the needs of over 900,000 people throughout Ireland.[more]

Major Carers Study Reveals Dissatisfaction With Healthcare Professionals

Date: January 12, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

A major European study of the experiences of family caregivers for persons with severe mental illness has indicated their highest dissatisfaction concerns the support they receive from health care professionals. [more]

Parkinsons Patients Deserve Greater State Support

Date: October 4, 2015

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

Patients with Parkinsons, and their carers, deserve far greater support from the State than is currently provided.[more]

Tullamore Celebration of UN Disability Award

Date: June 2, 2015

Category: News Article, Carers

Disability organisations from all over Ireland, who under The Next Steps project co-ordinated by the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, won a prestigious international award, celebrated the win in Tullamore on Friday, May...[more]

MEP Calls for Shingles Vaccine for Elderly

Date: April 9, 2014

Category: News Article, Health, Carers

Shingles could be prevented in many cases if citizens in the Republic have access to the same treatment as their counterparts in Northern Ireland"[more]

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