A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 21 Jan, 2016
Thu, 17 Dec, 2015
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
An official in the Catholic Church in Australia has apologised after a priest said murdered Irishwoman Jill Meagher would have been “home in bed” the night she was killed had her religious faith been stronger.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
The man who raped and murdered Louth native Jill Meagher in Australia in 2012 has been found guilty of three more rapes also carried out while he was on parole for a string of other crimes.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2015
Age Action is calling on communities to look after older peoples in their homes as the cold weather continues.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
The wife of an Irish jeweller stabbed to death in their Melbourne jewellery store last year has told how she cannot now sleep in her own bed out of fear but must rest in a chair downstairs where she feels she would be able to escape an attacker more easily.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
A tech-savvy granny who discovered the fun side of the internet when she retired is the country’s top silver surfer.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Age Action has recorded its busiest year in its 21-year history.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has reiterated a pledge that homeowners will know how much they must pay in water charges before next month’s elections amid concerns that a fixed rate may be slapped on consumers.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
Jay Z easily led this year's Grammy Award nominations today with nine nods.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
Give your skin a promotion. Lisa Haynes reveals the beauty pitfalls to avoid while at your desk.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2013
Up to 12,000 mostly older people descended on Leinster House to mount a noisy demonstration against multi-million-euro government cuts targeting the elderly.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
People are being urged to check in on our elderly neighbours or relatives this weekend - as the heatwave continues.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2013
Age Action has welcomed the Government's decision to extend the winter fuel allowance by one week because of the cold weather.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2013
Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof is bringing the band back to Cork, and feels their music deserves more respect, writes
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
A campaign group on issues affecting older people has announced it will close at the end of June when its grant funding runs out.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2013
An eight-week course encourages older people to be confident and productive, says Rachel Borrill.
Sun, 19 Aug, 2012
Age Action, the charity for the elderly, will hold its Annual General Meeting in Croke Park in Dublin today.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2012
OVER the last six years Age Action has trained more than 11,000 older people in how to use a computer and, in doing so, has opened up their lives to a whole range of new and exciting experiences.
Sat, 19 May, 2012
Nothing is more calculated to upset elderly people than confusion about their pensions or the threat to take money out of their pockets.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
A €50 charge on medical cards and the closure of 842 public nursing home beds would target the sickest and poorest in society, according to Age Action.
Wed, 23 Nov, 2011
AN older people’s organisation has welcomed the highlighting of elder abuse in TV soap Ros na Rún, which comes to a head this week when the teen tormenter of one of the programme’s favourite characters is arrested.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2011
Age Action is organising a mass public meeting for older people to tell politicians what they need in the upcoming Budget.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2010
GOVERNMENTS have been warned they are reforming pension schemes on the basis of unreliable projections and the result will be devastating for the elderly in the future.
Thu, 09 Sep, 2010
AN EU-wide information campaign has been launched to inform people about their rights when travelling by air and rail.
Wed, 30 Jun, 2010
The Society of St Vincent de Paul and Age Action have teamed up to help older people who may be experiencing serious difficulties as a result of the prolonged cold weather.
Fri, 08 Jan, 2010
Age Action says the level of violence used in an attack on a retired couple in their Longford home is shocking.
Fri, 11 Dec, 2009
Age Action Ireland is warning of mass protests and huge opposition to any Government moves to means test the State pension.
Sun, 25 Oct, 2009
Age Action has warned that proposals for the introduction of a carbon tax must protect the most vulnerable older people from the impact of higher fuel prices.
Mon, 07 Sep, 2009
AGE Action has condemned the decision by some pharmacists involved in the dispute over fees under the community drugs schemes to remain closed today.
Sun, 02 Aug, 2009
Health Minister Mary Harney is right in seeking to cut the cost of medicines. Of course, people differ about who is responsible for the current inflated prices. The minister accused the pharmacies of doubling the cost of medicine since 2002, whereas the pharmacists contend that prices are largely agreed between the Health Service Executive (HSE) and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2009
The first independent inspections of all nursing homes will begin nationwide today.
Wed, 01 Jul, 2009
THE age of politicians and the degree to which this could impair their ability to perform their duties has been raised on at least two national radio programmes and at a political party press conference in recent weeks.
Thu, 14 May, 2009
Age Action says older people have nothing left to give to the economy.
Sun, 29 Mar, 2009
Pensioners in the North are poised to become a thorn in the side of government as they increasingly find their voice, it was claimed today.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2008
Age Action has warned that many older people will struggle over the next 12 months, as a result of measures announced in today’s Budget.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2008
Age Action said today that it is concerned at the implications which the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill 2008, published today, will have for older people.
Thu, 09 Oct, 2008
TOUGH new laws are needed to crack down on the growing problem of elder abuse according to national lobby group for the aged, Age Action Ireland.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2008
Massive floodwaters swept across parts of Australia’s drought-parched south east, forcing hundreds of people to abandon their homes and businesses in the region’s worst deluge in nearly 40 years.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2007
Bangladesh’s prime minister’s office has asked the energy ministry to take necessary steps to scrap a billion pound coal-mine deal with British company Asia Energy that has sparked violent protests, a news report said Saturday.
Sat, 30 Sep, 2006
DURING an address yesterday to the annual meeting of Age Action Ireland Brendan Drumm, chief executive of the Health Services Executive (HSE), announced plans to appoint 30 elder abuse officers to tackle the abuse of elderly people.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2006
SONIA O’SULLIVAN’S career took a new turn yesterday when she was cleared to run for Australia in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, her adopted hometown.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2006