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# ageing population
Population of Ireland aged 65 and over projected to double by 2051
The findings are contained in the newly launched Older Persons Information Hub.
All time
China is now allowing couples to have three children - state media
The change is being made due to concerns over an ageing workforce and economic stagnation.
# ESRI
A 10% increase in nursing home places would reduce hospital stays by 19,000 days
An ERSI report says that a 10% increase in the supply of home would increase hospital bed availability dramatically.
# ageing population
Irish people are living longer and the birth rate is falling
A new report looks into several areas of both the health of the nation and health services in general.
# ageing population
'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.
# Myanmar
Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis
Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.
Voices
Column: 'There's nothing for me in Kerry, no job to move home for'
But living and working in Dublin comes at the price of feeling that I’m causing rural Ireland’s problems, writes Lorraine Courtney.
# ageing population
The Citizens' Assembly is back this weekend - this time they're dealing with the issue of ageing
The Assembly recently delivered its final report and recommendations on the Eight Amendment.
# ageing population
There'll be a million over-65s in Ireland by 2031 - experts say we need a plan
Social Justice Ireland said it is seriously concerned that adequate funding is not being provided to address the ageing of the population.
Voices
What has it really been like for older people during austerity?
The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.
# Health Reform
Our ageing population 'risks a poor quality of life' unless action is taken now
A major new study has warned that urgent reform is needed.
# ageing population
Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack
Voices
Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# ageing population
'No questions about it, the Free Travel pass is safe'
However, a review is taking place, something which Joan Burton makes “no apology” about it.
# blood donors
More blood donations needed to meet demand of ageing populations
A study shows that more blood donors will be needed in the future to cater for the ‘grey tsunami of ageing populations’ and the complex surgeries they will be getting.