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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Fuel Poverty

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# Fuel Poverty
Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
A letter from the Climate Change Advisory Council said the war in Ukraine and energy crisis “further emphasises” the need to cut fossil fuel reliance.
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# social isolation
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.
# people's charter
"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan
Environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart was speaking as ‘People’s Charter’ drawn up to tackle fuel poverty.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change
The Taoiseach was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin during Leaders’ Questions.
# Fuel Poverty
Joan Burton defends government action on fuel poverty
Minister for Social Protection says households with high levels of fuel poverty will be prioritised this year.
# Fuel Poverty
Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey
Researchers say fuel poverty is contributing to “significant” differences in summer and winter mortality rates across the island of Ireland.
# Older People
Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures
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.
# Fuel Poverty
Govt promises no disconnections this winter
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has welcomed comments by Minister Pat Rabbitte that households will not have their heating and electricity disconnected this winter.
# Older People
Older people cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP
Older people in Ireland are being reduced to ‘siege of Leningrad’-type solutions to keep warm during winter, according to the SVP.