Catherine Cox

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Brenda O’Connell-Barry and Mary Kennedy at the launch of this year’s Carer of the Year Awards. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Services for families with long-term care needs are “like something from the Third World”, a mother and carer of a severely disabled child has said. (...)

Simon Community’s Niamh Randall said “it would have been nice to see more measures to address affordability and security of tenure for tenants”. File photograph: The Irish Times

A number of organisations from health to housing to environmental groups have reacted to Tuesday’s budget with some calling it “very disappointing” an(...)

Catherine Cox: “My proudest achievement is the fact that here are over 800 people across Ireland involved in Family Carers Ireland.” Photograph: Mark Steadman

Catherine Cox lives in Carlow with her husband Ronan and three children – Aoife (22), David (19) and Brian (12). Alongside her busy family life, she i(...)

Actors tell real-life stories of those incarcerated or working in Irish penal institutions

Kilmainham Gaol and courthouse reverberate with a presence from past events and lives. While the gaol is inextricably linked in the public mind with t(...)

Karen Keely with her partner Kevin and her three adult sons Lee, Lorcan and Harry, who have birth defects after she was prescribed Epilim throughout her pregnancies. Photograph: Alan Betson

An Irish woman has given evidence at a hearing in London about the harmful effects of an epilepsy drug on her children. Karen Keely, from the Foetal (...)

Dee Pauley with some photographs of her mother, Eileen Crowley, who is now staying in a nursing home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Deirdre Pauley still feels “massively” guilty about having to arrange for her mother to go into a nursing home. “It’s the hardest thing I have ever do(...)

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(...)

Carers Eamon O’Fearghail  with Dorothy Meaney, Ireland’s Carer of the Year, as Family Carers Ireland presented its pre-budget submission. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Though caring for his mother, Cathleen (87), is “all-consuming and exhausting”, Eamon O’Fearghail (47) is “terrified” of the time she is no longer wit(...)

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(...)

Bernadette Scully leaving the Central Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Dr Bernadette Scully is free to resume her career as a family doctor after being found not guilty of the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daugh(...)

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