A WOMAN whose three children have special needs was named as this year’s Laois Carer of the Year.
Family Carers Ireland, in partnership with security company Netwatch, announced that Louise Marie Dermody will now go forward to the national finals of the competition.
Louise Marie is just one of 355,000 carers from all over Ireland who do exceptional work by providing remarkable levels of care for loved ones in their homes.
Looking after three children with special needs requires a lot of Louise Marie’s time and energy, with little or no space to do the things she would love to do. Caring is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week full-time job. Friends of Louise know quite well that she is a worthy representative of the magnificent work performed by carers all over the country.
She will represent Laois on Friday 22 November in the Family Carer of the Year final at The Weston Hotel in Dublin.
Family Carers Ireland would like to acknowledge and thank the sponsors of this year’s event – Netwatch; The Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise; The Midland Park Hotel, Portlaoise; and The Blow-dry Parlour, Portlaoise.