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Last month
September 2023
Minister still has concerns about 'unintended consequences' of Fair Deal rental income change
Butler has concerns about the premature entries into nursing homes.
Last year
Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.
All time
Statutory investigation to be carried out into older people's charity Cabhru
Charities Regulatory Authority said it has appointed inspectors to carry out the statutory investigation into the charity.
Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'
The government is engaging with social media companies about the spread of misinformation.
'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.
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.
After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite
10,000 miles and seven decades are not enough to keep them away from each other, apparently.
An elderly couple rang 999 because they're lonely, so a policeman came for tea
Stu Ockwell said the couple had called “out of desperation” for someone to talk to.
Man jailed for 24 years for raping 88-year-old woman in her bed
His elderly victim has been unable to return home, where she had lived for more than 20 years.
PHOTOS: 80-something graffiti artists hit the streets in Portugal
“It’s good to keep learning until you die.”
Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London
The elderly victim had told a group of people to stop making noise in her flat complex.
Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown
The abuse includes demands for money, stealing of possessions and withholding money from older people.
Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme
Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.
Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home
HIQA inspected the home last summer and found a number of failings.
'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.
Who are the longest-married couple in Ireland?
The Catholic Grandparents Association is looking for the secret to a long and happy marriage.
Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication
Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.
Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar
Temperatures will hit 28 degrees today, but the public is being asked to remember elderly neighbours.
The income gap between older people is widening
Over 26% of people over 50 rely on state transfers as their sole source of income.
Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013
Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.
Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer
A reintroduction of the Christmas bonus would be a huge boost for both people who rely on social welfare payments and for the economy, writes Patrick Nulty TD.
"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil
The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is hoping to recreate the success of 2008 protests that were held held five years ago today.
New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall
Around 20 per cent of elderly people receive hospital care every year after a fall.
Helpline receives 15,000 calls from older people in 2012
The helpline, operated by Third Age Ireland, was especially busy over the Christmas period, as older people dealt with bereavement, financial worries, and having to say goodbye to family members who have emigrated.
Study says recession has hit older people more than reported
A study from NUI Galway says the perception that older people have secure finances is not always a fair one.
Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away
Means-testing medical cards for the elderly got a previous government in trouble – but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea, writes Eoin Lynch.
HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years
Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.