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#ALONE

# alone - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

# alone - Thursday 15 October, 2020

NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions

Concerns have been raised about the effect of the latest Covid-19 restrictions on older people, single parents and those who live alone.

# alone - Sunday 19 July, 2020

'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules

As we face into longer-term restrictions, ensuring proper supports for older people who’ve had to cocoon has been described as vital.

# alone - Monday 27 April, 2020

Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'

The majority of calls to Alone’s helpline last week related to social isolation and loneliness.

# alone - Thursday 23 April, 2020

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham

Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.

# alone - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance

ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.

# alone - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis

In the UK, a care home is inviting people to “adopt a grandparent” by holding video calls with its residents.

# alone - Friday 20 March, 2020

Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations

Minister Ring said its time for everyone to ‘put on the green jersey’ and volunteer.

# alone - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people

A dedicated helpline by organisation Alone is supporting older people across the country as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

# alone - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street

Irene Coady Murphy said last night was particularly cold and they had run out of sleeping bags to give to rough sleepers.

# alone - Monday 2 December, 2019

'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and Alone’s cold weather initiative.

# alone - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning

The cold weather warning kicked in at 6am this morning and will remain in place until 6pm on Saturday.

# alone - Saturday 8 September, 2018

'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism

Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.

# alone - Friday 17 August, 2018

Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes

The scheme will run until Halloween.

# alone - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin

With the help of Alone, 65-year-old Joe Kelly was given the keys to a new permanent home in Dublin today.

# alone - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes

Alone wants €84.5 million a year for 10 years.

# alone - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'

Alone Ireland today launched a campaign called ‘How will you pay the rent when you retire?’

# alone - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland

“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”

# alone - Monday 26 February, 2018

Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7

The eastern part of the country is set to be the worst hit by the wintry weather.

# alone - Friday 1 December, 2017

'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter

The advice comes as part of the Dublin City Council and older person’s charity Alone’s cold weather initiative, which was launched today.

# alone - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'

A new book chronicles the first 40 years of the charity ALONE. This is a flavour of the minutes of its meetings from 1984 to 1997.

# alone - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'

Alone, a charity for older people, has launched its Christmas campaign – No one should be alone this Christmas.

# alone - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'

Browne was speaking at the launch of Alone’s Christmas campaign for older people.

# alone - Monday 13 November, 2017

Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer

A team of researchers at Trinity have been given funding by Enterprise Ireland to develop a robot to assist with the elderly.

# alone - Monday 26 December, 2016

Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France

He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.

# alone - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'

Alone is asking people to take the time to call into an elderly neighbour over Christmas.

# alone - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

# alone - Friday 2 December, 2016

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas ALONE This post contains videos

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

# alone - Sunday 6 March, 2016

On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long

Some were abandoned on the streets by family members, others left their home because of poverty or neglect.

# alone - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired

We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.

# alone - Monday 14 December, 2015

8 things no one tells you about getting older

How much do you know about getting older?

# alone - Monday 22 June, 2015

Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?

Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.

# alone - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# alone - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# alone - Thursday 25 December, 2014

'My children felt my sadness' - Christmas is a gloomy time for separated Irish dads

Many fathers in Ireland will not see their children at all today.

# alone - Friday 19 December, 2014

Six homeless people just got the keys to their new houses

It’s all thanks to ALONE.

# alone - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Opinion: A simple act of kindness could help someone feeling alone at this time of year

Spare a thought for those who will be on their own over the holiday period – this can be one of the worst times of the year.

# alone - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nursing home waiting lists are 'spiralling out of control'

Over 2,100 people are on the HSE’s Fair Deal waiting list.

# alone - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

# alone - Sunday 17 August, 2014

'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

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