Family Carers from across Offaly and Laois attended a special reception at Aras an Uachtarain recently hosted by President Higgins.
The special invitation was extended to celebrate The Carers Association 25th Anniversary. Over these 25 years The Carers Association has been providing vital supports and services to family carers across the country as well as lobbying for their rights and entitlements.
2012 will see the long awaited publishing of a National Carers Strategy which is something that the Association and family carers have lobbied Government on for many years.
President Higgins and wife Sabina warmly welcomed over 120 Family Carers to the Aras on what was a really enjoyable day.
The Carers Association presented President Higgins with a specially commissioned 25th Anniversary Candle at the reception after a wonderful and heartfelt speech by President Higgins.