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(...)

When the time comes to choose a nursing home option for either you or a loved one, the last thing you want to have to think about is financial (...)

“I never felt resentment”: Catherine Burke with husband John, children Maeve and Emmett and mother Bridget. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Twelve years ago, Catherine Burke invited her mother to stay for a long weekend. “She had reached a stage when she couldn’t cope on her own,” t(...)