A voluntary worker who has assisted the elderly for decades has urged the public to watch out for their neighbours after the body of a pensioner lay undiscovered in a house on the northside of Cork city for at least seven months
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
The ‘Earn Our Vote’ alliance comprises of Active Retirement Ireland, Age Action, Age and Opportunity, ALONE, Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, Active Ageing Partnership and Third Age Ireland. These groups represent more than half a million people over the age of 65 in Ireland.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
When the investigation into the death of Hannah Comber at a north Cork hospital got under way seven years ago, the HSE promised to publish its findings “in the interests of her family, public confidence in their services, as well as openness and transparency”.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2013
YOUR report on the home “care” of the elderly scandal suggests that there is really no end to the horror stories that are lurking awaiting disclosure, the outfall of an inept government driven only by concern for money, either the making or saving of it.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
THIS week’s Prime Time programme exposing how elderly people are abused and humiliated when they receive home care (or not) from private companies, paid by the Irish taxpayer via the HSE, illustrates what happens when policies are driven by a right-wing ideology instead of the interests of people needing care.
Sat, 18 Dec, 2010