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Galway International Heart Failure Conference focus on role of Family Carers

Date: June 27, 2018

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

A Conference on heart failure organised by Croi Galway, in association with the international Heart Hub was opened by Marian Harkin MEP at the Croi Headquarters in Galway, where she spoke about the role of family carers in...[more]

Government Slammed for lack of Parkinsons Services

Date: April 2, 2018

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

Ireland has an abysmal record in the care of the 12,000 people diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease and compares very badly with the rest of the West of Europe.[more]

€2,500 Donation for Loughrea Carers

Date: January 29, 2018

Category: News Article, Carers

Loughrea’s Family Carers Group were part of the wonderful voluntary band of carers throughout the country without whom the quality of the lives of those needing ongoing care would be considerably less.[more]

Contribution of Young Carers not Recognised

Date: November 2, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

The statistics for carers in Ireland released today Thursday, November 2nd by the CSO were exceptional in that, for the first time, they identified 3,800 carers aged 14 and under.[more]

EU paid leave proposal for family carers warmly welcomed

Date: April 26, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

Family carers in Ireland will, for the first time, benefit from paid carers leave if a proposal announced by the European Commission, today, April 26th, is approved by the European Parliament. [more]

MEP Highlights Value of Carers Work at Mullingar Event

Date: January 30, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

The value of the work of family carers in Ireland can be seen in the fact that the work of the over 5,000 carers involved in Westmeath and Longford has been valued at over €60 million per year.[more]

Varadkar Divide & Conquer Strategy Unfair to Carers

Date: October 5, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights, Health

The divide and conquer strategy of Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar which aims to create tension between state pension receivers and carers in the upcoming budget emphasised the valuable role of the independent...[more]

€5,000 Grants to Carers Groups in Longford & Westmeath

Date: August 1, 2016

Category: Carers, Volunteering, News Article

Marian, who grants her TD and teacher pensions to family carer groups throughout her constituency, recently presented cheques of €2,500 each to the Longford and Westmeath carers groups.[more]

Irish Carers Participate in European Parliament Conference

Date: June 15, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights, Employment

Representatives of a number of family carer groups from counties Cavan, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Longford, Meath, Monaghan and Westmeath participated in a conference in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday June 15th,...[more]

Carers Save Government €4 Billion Per Year

Date: May 30, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

While welcoming the reinstatement of the Carers Support Grant to its previous level, Independent MEP Marian Harkin said that the government had a long way to go before meeting the deserved support of the country’s over 200,000...[more]

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