New Extra Help Hub for vulnerable customers and their families and carers launched byBank of Ireland

The Hub will act as a ‘where to next?’ on managing financial affairs for people and families in challenging circumstances Bank’s Vulnerable Customer Unit has handled 30,000 cases since 2019 75% of calls relate to three areas: financial abuse, power of attorney, and support for those who have lost decision making capacity Bank has partnered […]

Munster Dementia Carers Advocacy Network To Meet To Discuss Lack of Dementia Support

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) will hold the second meeting of the regional group of its carer advocacy network, the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), in the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Friday, July 27th (12.00pm-2.00pm).   The DCCN, which was set up in 2013, is a national campaigning group and is made up of […]

Free admission for Disabled Visitors and Carers at OPW Heritage sites from the 1st May – Lonergan

Independent County Councillor for Clonmel/Cahir Borough District, Martin Lonergan has welcomed Kevin “Boxer” Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, announcement of free admission for disabled visitors and their carers into OPW Heritage Sites from the 1st of May.   Speaking about the initiative Cllr. Lonergan […]

Carer of the Year Award goes to Tipperary’s Catherine and John Gleeson

  Catherine and John Gleeson have being named as the national Irish Red Cross Carers of the Year 2017. It was early summer 2014 and Catherine and John Gleeson, who live near Thurles, Co Tipperary, had just built a new house. Catherine was working as a primary school teacher and John as a supervisor in […]

‘Share The Care’ Campaign Launched To Highlight Role Of Cares In Tipperary

Family Carers Ireland (FCI) has launched its year-long campaign, ‘Share the Care’. The campaign aims to make 2017 the Year of the Carer, and will highlight the vital role over 7000 family carers in Tipperary, play in their communities. ‘Share the Care’ will be supported by a range of nationwide awareness building activities, events, research projects, and complemented […]

Maggie Butler from Killenaule is the 2016 South Tipperary Carer of the Year

The 2016 South Tipperary Carer of the Year was awarded to Maggie Butler from Killenaule, Tipperary. Mayor Cllr Andy Moloney, presented Maggie with her very deserving certificate at a special ceremony held in her honour at Clonmel Town Hall on 4th November. Maggie was nominated by her sister, for the love and care she provides […]

Varadkar Divide & Conquer Strategy Unfair To Carers – MEP

The divide and conquer strategy of Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar which aims to create tension between state pension receivers and carers in the upcoming budget emphasised the valuable role of the independent political voice in government. This assertion by Independent MEP Marian Harkin related to a newspaper report that Minister Varadkar had warned […]

People across Tipperary are being invited to vote for Carers and Young Carers for the 10th Carers of the Year Awards

People across Tipperary are being invited to vote for the county’s Carers and Young Carers for the 10th Carers of the Year Awards. Hosted by Family Carers Ireland, the 10th awards ceremony takes place November 16th in Dublin’s Westin Hotel with RTÉ broadcasters and patrons Mary Kennedy and Marty Whelan. The closing date to vote […]

Family Carers Ireland Launches ‘Scorecard’ On Progress Of National Carers’ Strategy

National Carers Strategy monitoring group launched its ‘Family Carers’ Scorecard’, assessing what the National Carers’ Strategy has achieved for family carers since its launch in July 2012. This is the third year-on-year scorecard published, and is based on an assessment of Government’s Third Progress Report on the Strategy from September 2014 – September 2015. Of […]

Ireland Cares – Celebrate Tipperary’s Unpaid Carers

The Irish Red Cross is calling for Tipperary to celebrate its unpaid Carers by nominating them for the 2016 Irish Red Cross Carer of the Year Award.  The award is open to any member of the public currently providing voluntary care.  Previous winners include men and women from around the country who provide care for […]

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