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# elderly-people - This year 2022

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar
# Turf Wars
# Turf Wars

Removing turf-cutting from rural Ireland would be like removing wine from the French - Varadkar

Updated Apr 13th 2022, 6:45 PM 49,817 Views 112 Comments

Concerns were raised about turf not being available for sale in shops, particularly given the energy crisis and rising inflation.

# elderly-people - All time

Statutory investigation to be carried out into older people's charity Cabhru
# Dublin
# Dublin

Statutory investigation to be carried out into older people's charity Cabhru

Apr 8th 2020, 5:33 PM 17,869 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Coronoavirus
# Coronoavirus

Minister: 'Please stop putting messages up online that are frightening young and old'

Mar 20th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,731 Views 19 Comments

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
# ALONE

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

Sep 8th 2018, 5:30 PM 16,443 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Hospital Overcrowding
# Hospital Overcrowding

'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'

Jan 21st 2017, 7:25 AM 17,727 Views 34 Comments

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
# Old Flames
# Old Flames

After 70 years apart, D-Day veteran and wartime sweetheart to reunite

Jan 23rd 2016, 9:00 AM 21,461 Views 17 Comments

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
# Act Of Kindness
From The Daily Edge
# Act Of Kindness

An elderly couple rang 999 because they're lonely, so a policeman came for tea

Nov 12th 2015, 10:07 PM 5,108 Views 1 Comment

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
# London
# London

Man jailed for 24 years for raping 88-year-old woman in her bed

Oct 29th 2015, 9:40 PM 36,705 Views 37 Comments

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
# No Good Punks
# No Good Punks

PHOTOS: 80-something graffiti artists hit the streets in Portugal

Sep 5th 2015, 5:30 PM 9,195 Views 8 Comments

“It’s good to keep learning until you die.”

Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London
# Antisocial Behaviour
# Antisocial Behaviour

Man with Irish accent wanted over "callous" assault on 80-year-old woman in London

Aug 28th 2015, 7:54 PM 13,609 Views 23 Comments

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
# Financial Abuse
# Financial Abuse

Elderly woman loses her home after letting her son move in after marriage breakdown

Jun 15th 2015, 4:45 PM 45,032 Views 46 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Feb 13th 2015, 7:17 PM 9,357 Views 13 Comments

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

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home
# Áras Attracta
# Áras Attracta

Renewed calls to meet minister after abuse claims at Mayo care home

Dec 2nd 2014, 11:54 AM 4,680 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Support
# 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 36,284 Views 28 Comments

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

Who are the longest-married couple in Ireland?
# BFFs
# BFFs

Who are the longest-married couple in Ireland?

Aug 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 24,681 Views 15 Comments

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
# Struggling
# Struggling

Some older people are being forced to choose between food, fuel and medication

Jul 4th 2014, 11:11 AM 8,292 Views 96 Comments

Age Action says the Government needs to look out for the elderly.

Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot
# Feelin Hot Hot Hot

Public asked to look out for elderly people as temperatures soar

Jun 18th 2014, 9:05 AM 5,188 Views 13 Comments

Temperatures will hit 28 degrees today, but the public is being asked to remember elderly neighbours.

The income gap between older people is widening
# Income Gap
# Income Gap

The income gap between older people is widening

Jun 12th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,322 Views 18 Comments

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
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Over 4,000 nursing home residents were seriously injured in 2013

May 6th 2014, 7:34 PM 7,520 Views 33 Comments

Age Action says that number is ‘concerning’.

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Restoring the Christmas bonus should be a no-brainer

Dec 4th 2013, 1:00 PM 143 Views 106 Comments

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
# Elderly People
# Elderly People

"It's time to shout stop." - Elderly people to protest outside Dáil

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 8,988 Views 95 Comments

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
# Bad Hip
# Bad Hip

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall

Jun 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,169 Views 14 Comments

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
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

Helpline receives 15,000 calls from older people in 2012

Jan 8th 2013, 9:46 AM 2,383 Views 4 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

Study says recession has hit older people more than reported

Dec 5th 2012, 10:50 AM 2,504 Views 8 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Medical cards are a hot issue – but the Government shouldn’t shy away

Nov 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 56 Views 34 Comments

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
# Older People
# Older People

HIQA closes a total of 11 nursing homes over two years

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 7,222 Views 7 Comments

Inspections have revealed concerns over bathing residents and food portions, as well as serious levels of understaffing.