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#Fuel Poverty

# fuel-poverty - This year 2022

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Government measures to cut fuel costs should be 'better focused', climate advisory body says

Apr 13th 2022, 12:13 PM 6,294 Views 6 Comments

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.

# fuel-poverty - All time

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
# Social Isolation
# Social Isolation

Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them

Dec 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 5,458 Views 3 Comments

Hundreds of people die each year due to health risks associated with cold weather and fuel poverty.

"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan
# People's Charter
# People's Charter

"Community involvement" key for Ireland's energy plan

Nov 11th 2013, 6:31 PM 8,149 Views 108 Comments

Environmentalist and TV presenter Duncan Stewart was speaking as ‘People’s Charter’ drawn up to tackle fuel poverty.

Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach: Fall in numbers with medical cards not due to policy change

Sep 24th 2013, 4:45 PM 4,764 Views 20 Comments

The Taoiseach was responding to questions from Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin during Leaders’ Questions.

Joan Burton defends government action on fuel poverty
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Joan Burton defends government action on fuel poverty

Mar 9th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,018 Views 14 Comments

Minister for Social Protection says households with high levels of fuel poverty will be prioritised this year.

Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Half of older people forgo food to pay for fuel - survey

Dec 15th 2011, 7:30 PM 2,820 Views 53 Comments

Researchers say fuel poverty is contributing to “significant” differences in summer and winter mortality rates across the island of Ireland.

Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures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Charity expresses concern about out-of-date poverty figures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 294 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.

Govt promises no disconnections this winter
# Fuel Poverty
# Fuel Poverty

Govt promises no disconnections this winter

Sep 14th 2011, 5:51 PM 570 Views 34 Comments

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 cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP
# Older People
# Older People

Older people cold and lonely in rural Ireland - SVP

Sep 8th 2011, 3:57 PM 1,636 Views 14 Comments

Older people in Ireland are being reduced to ‘siege of Leningrad’-type solutions to keep warm during winter, according to the SVP.