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# 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'
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# Support

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

Aug 17th 2014, 5:00 PM 36,225 Views 28 Comments

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

# alone - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people
# Social Care
# Social Care

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

Jul 15th 2014, 10:01 PM 8,248 Views 11 Comments

It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.

# alone - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government
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# ALONE

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

Apr 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,924 Views 19 Comments

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# alone - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Tara Street fire station to be renamed after ALONE founder Willie Bermingham
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# Willie Birmingham

Tara Street fire station to be renamed after ALONE founder Willie Bermingham

Jan 16th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,486 Views 29 Comments

Willie worked as a fire fighter in the station for 26 years and set up the charity ALONE.

# alone - Friday 22 November, 2013

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'
# ESB
# ESB

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'

Nov 22nd 2013, 8:40 PM 6,556 Views 37 Comments

ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.

# alone - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Is eating dinner on your own good or bad?
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From The Daily Edge
# Om Nom Nom

Is eating dinner on your own good or bad?

Aug 27th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,013 Views 30 Comments

It’s either the best thing in the world, or a total letdown.

# alone - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'
# Elderly
# Elderly

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'

Aug 15th 2013, 4:28 PM 7,089 Views 115 Comments

Advocacy groups say today’s CSO figures showing an increase in poverty among older people reflects the reality they see on the ground.

# alone - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters
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# Abuse

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters

Jul 25th 2013, 11:34 AM 7,792 Views 32 Comments

Two-thirds of victims are female, while there is a higher abuse rate among the over 80s.

# alone - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Call into elderly during cold snap, says ALONE
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# ALONE

Call into elderly during cold snap, says ALONE

Mar 26th 2013, 5:11 PM 4,162 Views 6 Comments

The charity has urged people to check in with their older neighbours, especially leading up to the weekend, as the cold weather is set to continue.

# alone - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.
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# Read Me

Column: Single on Valentine's Day? You're not alone.

Feb 14th 2013, 7:00 PM 639 Views 34 Comments

When you’re single you often feel you are missing out on something, but the meaning of life is not to always be in a relationship, writes Tony Moore.

# alone - Monday 21 January, 2013

Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather
# Older People
# Older People

Public urged to check in on older people during cold weather

Jan 21st 2013, 2:30 PM 2,951 Views 5 Comments

Older people and those with mobility issues can be particularly affected by the cold snap, the charity ALONE has said.

# alone - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.

Dec 26th 2012, 8:15 AM 24 Views 10 Comments

Older people are a wealth of information, knowledge and experience, writes Seán Moynihan – so why not stop in on a neighbour over the Christmas break?

# alone - Monday 24 December, 2012

Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas?
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# Have Your Say

Poll: Do you check in with older neighbours at Christmas?

Dec 24th 2012, 9:32 AM 3,165 Views 7 Comments

Many older people find the holidays a lonely and isolating time, says one charity. But not everyone knows if their neighbours would welcome a visit.

Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone
# Christmas
# Christmas

Meet the people who want no one to eat Christmas dinner alone

Dec 24th 2012, 8:00 AM 10,864 Views 7 Comments

Christmas with Friends is a group set up for people who are alone on Christmas day in Kildare. It is one of a number of organisations making sure the day is not a lonely one for people.

Have you checked on your older neighbours?
# Older People
# Older People

Have you checked on your older neighbours?

Dec 24th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,168 Views 2 Comments

Charity urges people to share the Christmas spirit and provide companionship this Christmas.

# alone - Sunday 23 September, 2012

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census
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# All Alone

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census

Sep 23rd 2012, 8:15 AM 6,934 Views 20 Comments

This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.

# alone - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes
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# Nursing Homes

ALONE: "Grave concerns" about issues at private nursing homes

Aug 21st 2012, 5:43 PM 3,845 Views 17 Comments

The charity, which supports older people, made the comments following the taking over of a private Galway nursing home by the HSE.

# alone - Sunday 5 August, 2012

Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow
# Mars
# Mars

Curiosity Mars rover to land on the red planet tomorrow

Aug 5th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,215 Views 20 Comments

The Mars Science Laboratory, which carries the rover, aims to find out if there is life on Mars – and it arrives near the planet’s surface tomorrow.

# alone - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service
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# Not Alone

Charity for older people celebrates 35 years of service

Jul 15th 2012, 7:45 AM 2,220 Views 3 Comments

Alone will celebrate the anniversary at Glasnevin Cemetery, honouring volunteers who have been with the charity in excess of three decades.

# alone - Friday 23 December, 2011

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns
# Christmas
# Christmas

Older people risk isolation at Christmas, charity warns

Dec 23rd 2011, 9:06 PM 1,966 Views 7 Comments

Loneliness can have real health effects with Christmas a particularly bad time, support organisation Alone said.

# alone - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people
# Older People
# Older People

Huge rise in calls from vulnerable older people

Oct 19th 2011, 9:31 PM 452 Views 4 Comments

The was a 50 per cent increase in requests for help from older people last year, one charity has said.

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand
# Older People
# Older People

Older persons' charity reports 50 per cent surge in demand

Oct 19th 2011, 12:53 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

ALONE says the increasing number calls to its service, which is not funded by the State, is a constant strain on its resources.

# alone - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: This is no country for old men and women - but it could be

Oct 1st 2011, 6:00 PM 11 Views 11 Comments

On this, the UN International Day of Older Persons, Alone’s CEO Seán Moynihan writes that while some people can have a wonderfully active older age, we must care for those facing isolation, depression and disability.

# alone - Friday 30 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Sep 30th 2011, 7:49 PM 928 Views 3 Comments

In tonight’s fix: The rescue of the Irish Post newspaper in Britain; good news on the job front; and what has presidential hopeful Gay Mitchell been “tweeting” Jedward about?

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures
# Older People
# Older People

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures

Sep 30th 2011, 5:22 PM 276 Views 4 Comments

Following the publication of figures by the CSO yesterday, ALONE’s CEO has urged the public not to forget that there is a significant number of older people at risk of poverty in Ireland.