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# Ageism

This year
# fair deal scheme
Nursing home staff question ethics of relying on large nutrition firms to assess residents
Nursing home staff said that elderly residents are being transferred to hospital to get catheters changed because it is so hard to access primary care.
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# Ageism
Older people felt 'cancelled' during Covid-19 due to Ireland's 'endemic' ageism, report finds
The report says older people’s health deteriorated during the pandemic and the incidence of depression rose.
Sunday Business Post ad about 'young and dynamic team of journalists' was ageist, watchdog rules
A complaint about a radio ad for the newspaper was made to the ASAI.
# Ageism
'The age issue is massively overblown in GAA' - Liam Rushe
Dublin star Rushe is hopeful the evergreen Conal Keaney will play with Dublin next season.
# Ageism
UCD ordered to pay academic €30,000 after commission finds it denied her a job because of her age
The Workplace Relations Commission also ordered the university to promote Dr Anne Cleary (64) to the role of senior lecturer, having passed her over for the job in 2015.
'There is often a stigma that people in their 50s, who are out of work, are waiting it out until retirement'
There needs to be a cultural shift when it comes to employing older people, writes Tom Neville TD.
# Ageism
Oireachtas group backs scrapping of compulsory retirement age
The committee heard during public consultation that the imposition of mandatory retirement is “deeply ageist”.
# j-law
Is Jennifer Lawrence way too young for her latest film role? The internet seems to think so
Not everyone is on board with her casting in the film Joy.
# slick nick
No over-27s need apply... Nicholas Anelka told he's too old to play in Algeria
Anelka has been thwarted in his attempt to play in Algeria.
Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived
Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.
# Your Say
Poll: Does a politician's age matter?
Is a call for fresh blood ageism? Or just a desire to see change?
# Equality
Department of Health 'illegally' put age limit on disability allowance
The Ombudsman found that the 66-year age limit on Mobililty Allowance Scheme for people with a severe disability has been illegal – and the department has known this for the past four years.
# Ageism
Actress suing IMDb for revealing that she is 40
An actress, who (unsurprisingly) wishes to remain anonymous, has filed a lawsuit against IMDb’s parent company, Amazon, for revealing that she is “over the hill” – her words, not ours.
# Media
Former BBC presenter wins age discrimination case
Ex-Countryfile presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won an employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism, following her dismissal when the programme was moved to a primetime slot.