Up to 100 children carers in Limerick

first_imgEmail Linkedin NewsLocal NewsUp to 100 children carers in LimerickBy admin – August 9, 2012 648 Advertisement Facebook UP to 100 Limerick children under the age of 15,  are carers for a relative. An estimated 60 children are acting as carers in county Clare. Caring for Carers, the organisation which represents 109 carers’ groups across the country, has identified 4,288 carers under the age of 15 nationally, using the latest figures from the Census. Of these, statistics suggest that around 100 are based in Limerick city and county. Mary McMahon, CEO of Caring for Carers says this is the likely figure but stressed that the objective is to identify them as individuals so they can be offered support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The problem is that they are not always visible because they often don’t think of themselves as carers,” Mary told the Limerick Post.“We have raised the issue with the schools because teachers may become aware of them. If students seem to be under pressure, maybe they are falling behind in schoolwork because they are tired or because of pressures at home”.Pointing out that in neighbouring Clare where the organisation has its headquarters, there are 60 children in this position, she welcomed the new National Carers Strategy.“As far back as 1988 the Department of Health expressed its desire to enable older people to live with dignity and to be cared for as long as possible in their own homes and 24 years on, the Government has produced a strategy that we feel provides the framework,” she said. However, Renee Geary of the Limerick branch of Caring for Carers, said that while the evidence is there in the census, her group has not encountered carers in the  age group of under 15 .According to the care group, the youngsters may simply be taking on more housework because there is a disabled or elderly person in the home or they may have a bigger share of duties – for instance, if the person in need of care is a parent who requires bathing or feeding. “There are a lot of people who don’t identify as carers because they are caring for a family member or a spouse. They just see it as being their duty,” concluded Renee.  center_img Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleEleven deaths on farms this year lead to call for vigilanceNext articleMayor asked to take 50% cut adminlast_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal-based tax consultant has reminded people that they can still claim back for up to FOUR years if they feel they are owed taxes.Michael Coll from www.thetaxclinic.ie has just opened an office on the Port Road in Letterkenny Co. Donegal and says he has been inundated with queries from people.The Tax Clinic Specialises in claiming back Tax Refunds for P.A.Y.E workers and have a No Refund No Fee Policy. Michael explains that after the toughest budget in history everybody has been hit with the introduction of the new universal social charge and the cutting of tax credits.But he said that people out there must realise that there are millions and millions of euro that can be claimed back!“The average refund we’ve been claiming for our clients is about €880 and the highest refund we have achieved to date has been €17,500 for a young couple from Killybegs,” he revealed.“Many people are confused about what they are entitled to, but come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny.” To facilitate people’s busy schedules our opening hours are 7pm to 9pm Monday to Friday by appointment only and 11am to 4pm every Saturday (No appointment necessary). Our website www.thetaxclinic.ie is full of useful easy to understand information on what is available to claim. For example if you held a full medical card for any period in either  2009 or 2010 you should not have paid the Income Levy and you are entitled to claim it all back.Mr. Coll says it is important that taxpayers realise that you can claim tax back for up to four years so if you haven’t claimed for a few years it’s still not too late.The Tax Clinic will be writing a few interesting articles about what is available to claim back over the next few weeks and these will be available to read on DonegalDaily.com.Contact Michael – 086 3862370Noel – 087 750708 EndsTAX REFUND SPECIALIST APPEALS TO DONEGAL PEOPLE TO CLAIM BACK FOR PAST FOUR YEARS was last modified: October 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:The Tax Cliniclast_img read more

Alexi Lalas attacks USA’s ‘soft millionaires’ and ‘Wonder Boy’ Pulisic

first_imgShare on Pinterest FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer)Hey #USMNT, @AlexiLalas has a message for you. pic.twitter.com/xzXfOywU22September 11, 2017 Read more Bruce Arena: anger over immigration hurting US World Cup qualifying campaign USA Share on LinkedIn Lalas, who won 96 caps for the US, is usually a firm backer of the national team but he did not spare the younger members of the team. That included the US’s great young hope, Christian Pulisic. “And, oh, by the way, to all the guys that I didn’t mention, it’s because you don’t even warrant a mention,” he added. “That includes you too, Wonder Boy.”When Jürgen Klinsmann was fired as USA coach last year, many believed the appointment of Arena would reverse the team’s fortunes. But they managed just one point from their last two matches and are fourth in their group, one place off the automatic qualifying spots for Russia 2018.“So, what are you guys going to do?” Lalas said. “Are you going to continue to be a bunch of soft, underperforming, tattooed millionaires? You are a soccer generation that has been given everything; you are a soccer generation who’s on the verge of squandering everything.”The US still have their fate in their own hands: if they win their remaining fixtures against Panama and Trinidad & Tobago they will qualify. Topics Share on WhatsApp “It’s dark days, indeed, but this is a time for leaders to step up,” he said. “And so to the supposed leaders, I will say this: Tim Howard. Tim, the Belgium game ended three years ago. We need you to save the ball now. Geoff Cameron. Clean it up, or let’s get someone who will.“Clint Dempsey. Yeah, you’re a national team legend; now we need you to be a national team leader. Michael Bradley. The US does not need you to be zen, the US needs you to play better. Jozy Altidore. Is this really as good as it gets? Because it’s still not good enough.” Share on Twitter Christian Pulisic US sports Share on Facebook Reuse this content The former USA international Alexi Lalas launched a tirade against Bruce’s Arena’s team on Sunday, calling the players “underperforming, tattooed millionaires.”After a string of mediocre results, the US could face a playoff against Syria or Australia to qualify for next year’s World Cup – if they make it that far in the first place. Lalas, a pundit for Fox Sports, made his comments during coverage of the Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy on Sunday night. Share on Messenger news Share via Email World Cup 2018 Bruce Arenalast_img read more