Alan Powell

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Michael and Theresa Kinsella (82 and 79) are the carers for their daughter Fiona (52). Theresa has been diagnosed with dementia. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I’m in a house in west Dublin, and my interviewee is puzzling me. Theresa Kinsella (82) doesn’t seem to be following my questions. She asks me to repe(...)

 Mary McDonnell and her daughter Sinéad: “We love our daughter and are happy for her to be with us at home but, as carers, we are a community that has been taken for granted by the Government.”  Photograph: Daragh Mc  Sweeney/Provision

For the past 53 years Mary and Denis McDonnell (both 79) have been caring for their daughter Sinéad, in their home in Douglas, Co Cork. “Sinéad was b(...)

Aisling and Kevin Davenport are the parents of three children – two sons and a daughter. Their eldest child, Tommy, is now 13. He was born with Down s(...)

Coral Collier, who has a mental health condition, epilepsy,  insomnia and mostly uses a wheelchair, spends most of her time with her iPad listening to music and watching cartoons. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“Our personal life is virtually destroyed. We’re a split family,” says Rem Collier. He and his wife Niki care at home for their daughter Coral (9), w(...)