Mary Keane (centre) has been caring for her son Michael (second from left) for 40 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Mary Keane was just 19-years-old when her son Michael was born premature, he has had cerebral palsy since birth and she has been his carer for the las(...)

 Minister of State for disability issues Finian McGrath said he “needed to ensure that any extra money secured would be going towards services”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Additional funding of €150 million has been allocated for disability services in the budget announced on Tuesday. The extra funding will in part pro(...)

The physical and mental health of carers is being compromised due to a lack of supports, an advocacy group has said. Photograph: Getty Images

The physical and mental health of carers is being compromised due to a lack of supports, an advocacy group has said. Family Carers Ireland said less(...)

Giraffe at Fota Wildlife Park, which said it  sincerely regrets ‘any confusion or upset’ caused to visitors over its admission policy for carers.  Photograph: Darragh Kane

Parents of children with disabilities were left “embarrassed, upset and humiliated” after identification cards giving them access to Fota Wildlife Par(...)

One of the issues raised by a number of witnesses in Dr Bernadette Scully’s trial was the fight for services for her severely disabled daughter. Photograph: Collins Courts

Family Carers Ireland has called for a statutory entitlement to home care support for all carers in the wake of the Dr Bernadette Scully case. The su(...)

Dublin Carer of the Year Liz Collins, Terenure, who looks after her daughter Claudia Scanlon (12). Photograph: Eric Luke

More than 25 years ago, when Jim Reilly was just 40 years old, he had a stroke. Since then, every day, every night, every week, month and year, he ha(...)

Family Carers Ireland highlighted improvements across areas such as engagement with carers and access to advice and information.  Photograph: iStockphoto

There must be ring-fenced funding for family carers in the next Government budget in order to continue the progress made under the current cost-neutra(...)

Family Carers Ireland members said they were not looking for “the sun, moon and stars”, but wanted to be treated fairly.  File photograph: Getty Images

Family carers have been urged to fill in a canvassing card to present to general election candidates, urging them to support their unpaid work and the(...)