Study shows wellbeing of family carers impacted by pandemic
11th June 2021

The pandemic has led to a significant and irreversible deterioration in the condition of many people living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Research has also found the mental and physical wellbeing of family carers have been "seriously affected".  Read more >>>

Public urged to get walking as carers' hardship fund runs out
25th May 2021

Family Carers Ireland is today launching its “Paws for a Cause” national fundraising drive which is taking place during National Carers Week June 7 to 13. Kindly supported by, the charity is asking people all over Ireland to walk or run 24k over 7 days with or without their furry friend in solidarity with Ireland’s 500,000 family carers and in recognition of the 24/7 nature of many caring roles.   Read more>>

Advocacy group calls for re-opening of adult day care centres in Kildare 

23rd May 2021

A leading advocacy organisation is urging the Government to deliver a road map for the re-opening of adult day centres which play a vital role in enabling many older people to remain at home and access social and health services in their own communities.   Adult day centres, which pre-Covid were used by an estimated 14,200 people, have largely been closed since March 2020.  Read more >>

Take on a walking challenge with your canine friend to support Clonmel Carers fundraising campaign
21st May 2021

Clonmel Carers are appealing to the public to support a major fundraising and awareness campaign..
Because of Covid funds for the Carers organisation are much depleted and a nationwide campaign entitled ‘Paws for Cause’ has been launched.  ‘Paws for a Cause’ is aiming to get the people (and pooches if you own one) of Ireland walking 24k during National Carers Week (Monday 7- Sunday June 13 ) in solidarity with over 500,000 family carers in Ireland
and the 24/7 nature of care they selflessly provide. Read more>> 

'Role of family' in mental health patients' care to be considered in new legislation
22nd May 2021

POTENTIAL NEW LEGISLATION would review the role of families in the treatment and care of an individual’s mental health.  Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler is to bring draft legislation forward next month to update the Mental Health Act 2001 before the Dáil takes its summer recess. Read more >>>

Jenny steps down from role
22nd May 2021

Jenny O'Reilly, award-winning founding member of Wicklow Dementia Support, has left the organisation after over a decade of tremendous work with the dementia community.   Read more >>>

Longford people asked to wear orange to raise awareness of rare genetic disorder
18th May 2021

Longford people are being called upon to get involved in an initiative to raise funds and awareness for Prader Willi syndrome.  May is PWS Awareness Month and an Irish charity is working hard to raise awareness of this rare disorder all over the country. Read more>>