The Carer of the Year Awards have got underway for this year with a new Sponsor
CarePlus Pharmacy is now the main sponsors of the awards that showcase the best Carers in the country.
Denis Coughlan of CarePlus Pharmacy in Carrick on Suir says they are very important
"They're very important on a lot of levels.
Most importantly recognizing people so do so much good int eh community, give up so much of their time to family members, not only family members but people who are in difficult situations or helping others out and spending their life and dedicating their life to that.
The awards highlight that.
It gives them an opportunity to be recognized in the community and in the country as a whole."