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This year
Irish Government ‘will move heaven and earth’ for older renters facing eviction, says minister
A new report finds a quarter of older renters expect to remain in rental sector for the rest of their lives.
ALONE recommends older people to engage with their local community to combat loneliness
CEO of ALONE, Sean Moynihan said that the winter of 2022 was a tough time for elderly people.
Last year
Leading charity needs to double volunteer base due to 'endemic' loneliness among older people
‘People are very good, but unfortunately the demand is very high,’ said the ALONE CEO.
'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
The Government changed the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
The Government introduced changes to the Fair Deal Scheme hoping to bring 8,000 properties onto the rental market.
Alone is set to tell TDs this afternoon that the private rental market does not serve older people at present.
Issues around 'rightsizing' will also be raised, with older people unable to access finance to move into smaller houses.
Cabinet approves Fair Deal rule change in order to bring thousands of vacant houses back into use
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My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
Don is in his 80s and lives alone. He and his befriender Dana discuss a tough year.
Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
ALONE charity received 3,121 calls in four days.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes
The scheme will run until Halloween.
'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.
'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.
'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?’
'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland
“Loneliness is one of the greatest public health risks today.”
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France
He is believed to have travelled through Lyon by train.
'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.
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.
'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.
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.
This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired
We spoke with a volunteer and user of Alone’s services.
8 things no one tells you about getting older
How much do you know about getting older?
Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?
Alone says too many see nursing homes as the only option for older people.
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.
Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme
Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.
'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.