The men and women elected to the 33rd Dáil in Election 2020 are key to building an Ireland where family carers are respected and recognised for the huge contribution they make to families, society and the economy. Where carers feel supported not only to cope with the challenges of looking after someone, but to have a life of their own alongside their caring role. A life which includes caring but is not overwhelmed by it. 

In advance of the election on February 8th 2020, Family Carers Ireland published a Manifesto for Family Carers in which we asked each political party and election candidate to indicate whether, if they form part of the next Government, they will commit to ten pledges over the lifetime of that Government.


Election 2020 Manifesto for Family Carers

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A Carers Canvass Card highlighting some of our key asks was also produced with family carers asked to download the card to their phone or print it off to have to hand when questioning election candidates who called to their door.

Family Carers Ireland also contacted each political party asking them to indicate whether they will commit to any or all of the ten pledges set out in our manifesto.


Political Party Carer Commitment Checklist

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Family Carers Ireland has also compiled a list of commitments made by parties in their own manifestos which are relevant to family carers.


Political Party Manifestos Commitments for Carers

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Family Carers Ireland Election Manifestos

Please click on the links below to read election manifestos produced by Family Carers Ireland.


Manifesto for Family Carers – 2020 General Election

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Building Caring Communities – 2019 Local Elections

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Building a Caring Europe – 2019 European Elections

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Achieving Fairness for Family Carers – 2016 General Election

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