Leitrim carers in Brussels
Family carers from five counties including Leitrim were in Brussels on a three day visit from October 17-19.
The visit was hosted by Independent MEP Marian Harkin who is co-founder and Co-Chair of the European Parliament’s Carers’ Interest Group. The visit afforded an opportunity for carers to express their views and ideas directly to representatives of the European Commission.
Pictured in the European Parliament were (l-r): John Dunne, CEO, Family Carers Ireland and President of Eurocarers; Katherine Ferguson, Manorhamilton; Julia Blake, Manorhamilton; Marian Harkin; Mary Bradley, Manorhamilton; Marie Eames, Manorhamilton; Jim Gorman, Carrick on Shannon and Frank Goodwin, Former President of Eurocarers and founder member of The Carers Association.