A file image from RTÉ showing Mary Garvan (65), a resident of Áras Attracta residential care centre, distressed after a staff member placed a blanket over her head. Image: RTÉ Investigations Unit

Charges may soon be initiated following a Garda investigation into the alleged abuse of intellectually disabled people at the HSE run Áras Attracta ce(...)

A screengrab from secretly recorded footage in Swinford’s Áras Attracta residential care centre shows a worker putting a blanket over a resident’s head after the latter made noise looking for attention. File photograph: RTÉ

Gardaí have completed a file and forwarded it to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) following an investigation into alleged inhumane treatment (...)

Brigid Redmond, from Walkinstown, Dublin 12, has cared for her son Dermot who has special needs for more than 50 years. Photograph: The Irish Times

Portions of Brigid Redmond’s life are so poignant it’s hard to see how she musters the relentless positivity.Each distressing story is quickly suffixe(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

John Stratford and his mother, Margaret Stratford, who is his full-time carer.

Almost 190,000 Irish people care for loved ones in their homes. Whether it’s an elderly relative, a child with special needs or a young person (...)

Catherine Cox of the Carers Association: “If the carer’s health fails then the State will be faced with an even larger bill to look after both the carer and the person for whom they are caring”

Care-giving should be classified as major public health concern, the Carers Association has said. The lobby group was reacting to a study which fin(...)

 Emmet Stagg, who yesterday expressed concern about increasing the age threshold from 60 to 66 for the housing aid grant for the elderly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government yesterday defended the changes to grants for elderly and disabled people living at home, and said funding had actually increased since (...)

Winner of the Young Carer of the Year Award 2013  Niamh Duffy (13) from Middleton, Co Cork, who helps care for her brother Finn (11) with her parents Liam and Susan. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

Carers deserve better treatment by Government than the recent cuts to respite care, the withdrawal of medical cards and cuts to the telephone allowanc(...)

Fran Kane with her son JJ Kane, from Tallaght , and Carolyn Akintola, Tallaght, who cares fro her mother Elsie, who is on peretonial dialysis three time a day, as the Carers Association protested outside Leinster House yesterday.
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A cut in the respite grant of almost 20 per cent has been described as the “last straw” for carers. The Government implemented the cuts this week whic(...)

Sam Norris (14) who  helps with the caring of his sister Demi Norris.

Sam Norris only turns 15 next week but already he has big responsibilities. He helps his mother Antoinette in caring for two siblings, one of w(...)