|Frances pictured with Clondalkin carers|
“Budget 2011 is a real "kick in the teeth" for carers in Clondalkin and Lucan. They are hit twice with cuts to both the Carers’ Allowance and the Carer’s Tax Relief,” said Senator Fitzgerald.
Reacting to these cuts, Fitzgerald said, "We all knew tough decisions had to be made in the Budget but it says a lot about the priorities of the Government when they chose to cut essential payments and tax reliefs which support the unsung heroes in our county and our country.”
“Carers provide an invaluable service in our community, providing love care and wavering dedication to their loved ones with special needs or older relatives. They have tough jobs and to be knocked like this is a real blow,” continued Fitzgerald.
"I have always supported and championed carers in their work in Clondalkin and Lucan. I will continue to work to highlight their important role in society and to seek proper support for their work," concluded Fitzgerald.