It is important that carers have access to support and advice about their rights and entitlements. The first National Carers Strategy was launched in Ireland in July 2012. You can read it here and see the Annual Progress Report  here.

 

In Ireland there are no laws regarding the rights of carers, other than Carers Leave Act 2001, but see the section on State Benefits and Tax Breaks to find out what you may be entitled to.