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Thread: Carers Association: protest on Tuesday, 11th December 2012, 1 pm, at Dail.

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    Default Carers Association: protest on Tuesday, 11th December 2012, 1 pm, at Dail.

    Notice: protest on Tuesday, 11th December 2012

    The Carers Association will protest outside Leinster House at 1pm on Tuesday 11th Decmber.

    The Carers Association welcomes the broad strategy adopted in regard to social protection expenditure in this budget.
    However, we are extremely disappointed with the level of reduction of over 19% in the respite grant paid to over 77,000 family carers, 20,000 of whom receive no other support from the state for providing full-time care for a family member from their own resources. The grant is used by carers to buy in home care or pay for residential respite care for the cared for person in order to give the carer a much needed break from their caring role. Despite working 7 days a week, 365 days a year carers are entitled to no holidays and no breaks. This grant goes some way towards allowing this. Other carers use the grant to pay bills.
    Other changes that will impact negatively on family carers in today’s budget include the reduction in telephone allowance, electricity allowance, the increase in prescription charges from 50 cent to € 1.50 per perscription and the increase in the drug payment scheme threshold from €132 to €144 per month. ...
    http://www.carersireland.com/mediace...ssreleases.php
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    Well holy cow, pull the udder one.

    A Ramon Mercadar thread about caring.

    The ice caps will melt, I tell you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    Well holy cow, pull the udder one.

    A Ramon Mercadar thread about caring.

    The ice caps will melt, I tell you.
    You really are just a troll.
    In 1908, in London, at the Olympics, Irish American Martin Sheridan announced “This flag dips for no earthly king," when the US team paraded past the royal box.

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    This cut isn't nice. Carers were hardly swimming in money.

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    I remain shocked and sickened that "protecting core weekly payments" as Joanie put it, was justification for targeting carers.

    That a portion of carers are women caring for their children, many as lone parents who also face a reduction in children's allowances, now have to suffer at the hands of a Labour Minister while wealthy pensioners and parents across this State will continue to receive payments that they could easily do without is simply baffling.

    I just don't get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    I remain shocked and sickened that "protecting core weekly payments" as Joanie put it, was justification for targeting carers.

    That a portion of carers are women caring for their children, many as lone parents who also face a reduction in children's allowances, now have to suffer at the hands of a Labour Minister while wealthy pensioners and parents across this State will continue to receive payments that they could easily do without is simply baffling.

    I just don't get it.
    Very hard to understand, only 26 million involved,

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    down to their level as far as the weaker sections are concerned.

    Why did Labour allow this.,?

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    I'll be on the 7.20am to Dublin on the morning to make it their.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radix View Post
    Well holy cow, pull the udder one.

    A Ramon Mercadar thread about caring.

    The ice caps will melt, I tell you.
    He is behind every march it seems. How does he earn a living?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    He is behind every march it seems. How does he earn a living?
    Unfair Clanrickard. I am one of the people helping organise the the protest. I would have set up a thread about it but RM kindly started it before I had the chance.

    I am pro-life and disagree with him on many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    He is behind every march it seems. How does he earn a living?
    Maybe our Ramon is paid to not earn a living
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