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Local carers launch pre-election campaign

The Carers Association Kilkenny unveiled Ireland’s first Virtual Carers Campaign at the launch of its Pre-Election Manifesto this week.

Reaction mostly critical of Budget 2011

Aside from the Vintners’ Association of Ireland, which welcomed the 2011 Budget announced this week, which did not impose any increases on the price of alcohol, reaction to the budget from most other sectors has been swift and largely condemnatory this week.

Carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

Carers across Westmeath are outraged that Government might consider targeting carers allowances for budgetary cuts. Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin, has suggested that the cost cutting board set up by the Taoiseach to reduce departmental spending may focus on cutting recently introduced increases such as the half-rate Carers Allowance introduced two years ago. The Carers Association in Westmeath has been inundated with calls from carers across the county, angry and very worried over Minister Hanafin’s comments.  

Kilkenny carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

The Carers Association in Kilkenny has been inundated with calls from worried carers across the county over the recent comments made by the Minister for Social and Family affairs Mary Hanafin.

Mayo carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

Carers across Mayo are outraged that the Government might consider targeting carer’s allowances for budgetary cuts. Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin has suggested that the cost-cutting board set up by An Taoiseach to reduce departmental spending may focus on cutting recently introduced increases such as the half-rate carer’s allowance introduced two years ago. The Carers Association in Mayo has been inundated with calls from carers across the county, angry and very worried over Minister Hanafin’s comments.

Kilkenny carers outraged by proposed cut-backs

The Carers Association in Kilkenny has been inundated with calls from worried carers across the county over the recent comments made by the Minister for Social and Family affairs Mary Hanafin.

‘Slap in the face' for Mayo carers

Mayo carers have received what the Carers’ Association is calling a “slap in the face” with the Government's announcement that the committed National Carers Strategy, for which the organisation has been lobbying for over five years, will now not be published. Minister for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin met with the Carers’ Association this week to inform them of this decision. The organisation's members nationwide, who have submitted their proposals towards this strategy, have placed enormous priority on the publication of the strategy to implement vital supports for Mayo’s 5,440 family carers.

 

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