Jeremiah O’Donovan lives in Turner’s Cross, Cork City with his 86 year old mother Lucy and his brother James.

Known to his friends as Miah, he took early retirement to care for Lucy who is blind, has limited mobility and type 1 diabetes which requires multiple injections every day and James who has mental health issues and is also a diabetic.

Miah, who was named the Netwatch Cork Carer of the Year in 2019, devotes his life to making sure that his mother and brother are happy and healthy:

“She looked after me and now it’s time for me to look after Mam. Thank God I’m able to do that and the same for James. You do it for the love of them. I love them both.”