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MEPs recognise critical need to support Carers amid EU austerity

Date: July 4, 2013

Category: News Article, Carers

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (4 July) praised MEPs for backing a report calling for the vital role of Carers to be given greater recognition and support, reflecting their vulnerability to EU austerity measures. Speaking...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Carers

Date: June 13, 2013

Category: Sligo Champion Articles, Carers

There are 12,032 people living in Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal who by their daily activities save the Irish state €200 million per year - or, given that we have all got used to talking in billions - that amounts to €1 billion over...[more]

Harkin urges Irish Carers to avail of new online service

Date: June 12, 2013

Category: News Article, Carers

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (12 June) hailed the launch of an EU-wide website for Europe’s Carers, and encouraged Carers in Ireland to "take a look and see what tools and services may be of use to them in their busy...[more]

Carers Huge Contribution to Society Lauded at Westport Conference

Date: March 3, 2013

Category: News Article, Carers

Carers were the very best of frontline workers and if the state had to fully fund caring the cost would amount to €billions. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she addressed the Annual Conference & Respite...[more]

Carers Brussels meeting calls for "no cuts to half rate Carers Allowance"

Date: October 19, 2012

Category: News Article, Carers

At a Brussels meeting of the European Parliament Carers Interest Group organised and chaired by Independent MEP Marian Harkin, Carers backed calls for the government to retain the half-rate Carers Allowance in the upcoming...[more]

Harkin urges "no cuts to support" for Retts care

Date: October 8, 2012

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (8 October) said it is "absolutely essential that there are no further cutbacks in either respite care provisions or other support services for Carers and sufferers of Retts...[more]

Fairness must underpin all Healthcare Cuts

Date: September 5, 2012

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today welcomed the Government's decision to reverse proposed cuts in personal assistance services for people with disabilities. The Ireland North & West noted that "the proposed cuts would...[more]

Marian Launches Carers Week in Clare

Date: June 14, 2012

Category: News Article, Carers

During the event at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis on Friday, June 15th will officially launch the revamped Caring for Carers Ireland website, www.caringforcarers.ie, as well as present certificates to 30 Family Carers from County...[more]

Marian to back central role for Carers in European Year of Active Ageing

Date: January 13, 2012

Category: News Article, Carers

As the European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 launches across the EU, Marian will strive to play a central role to ensure that the vital importance of Carers is recognised and reflected in all...[more]

Irish Carers meet EU Commissioner with Marian

Date: October 14, 2011

Category: News Article, Carers

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin last week invited a delegation of Irish Carers to attend and provide valuable input to a key meeting in Brussels of the European Parliament Interest Group on Carers. The meeting,...[more]

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