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Nicola Anderson: Desperate carers will fight until cuts reversed

Published 08/12/2012 | 05:00

THEY ask for little – and get even less in return. Now hurt, angry and confused after savage Budget cuts that saw the axe fall on the most vulnerable of our society, carers took to the streets to fight back.

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Wheelchair users shivered amid the biting wind that swirled up Kildare Street but were adamant that they would come back every week – if that is what it takes.

The crowd of around 100 people gathered outside Leinster House to oppose government plans to cut respite care grants.

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