Public told to keep an eye on neighbours and relatives on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is all about making older people aware, to stay linked in, to stay active and not to become too dependent..."

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Taoiseach claims increase in home help hours despite cut by HSE

Leo Varadkar said additional funding in the budget has led to an extra 800,000 home help hours this year.

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Reliance on the market is misplaced - Planning for an older population

There are myriad examples of how that vague, mercurial entity “the market” has not delivered on the promise of the better future its champions assured us was inevitable once we placed our faith in investors and entrepreneurs.

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ALONE holding first ever 'Donation Day' in Dublin

The charity ALONE, which supports older people living at home, says demand has never been greater but funds are running thin.

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Housing designed for aging population neglected, according to new report

Housing designed for people as they age to encourage health and well being has been neglected in Ireland, a new report shows.

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Reach out to elderly neighbours in 2019, charity pleads

Alone says there's a long month ahead with over 10,000 lonely older people in need of a visit or a kind word.

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Nursing home residents share their stories and offer life advice in new book

Over 80 nursing home residents - including five centenarians - have contributed to a Christmas book of Irish life past and present.

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Family platform uses technology to tackle loneliness

In Ireland, one in three people over the age of 65 lives alone. According to the Loneliness Taskforce, loneliness is a health risk factor similar to obesity and can decrease life expectancy by up to 10 years, writes Ruth Doris

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People urged to reach out to elderly who may be feeling isolated

Elderly people who are feeling isolated or lonely are being urged to contact the charity ALONE.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning blamed for 'tragic' death of Kilkenny couple

Gardaí believe that the deaths of an elderly couple whose bodies were found in a house outside Kilkenny city were the result of a "tragic accident".

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Reddit users are sharing their secrets for ageing well

The question is – are you drinking enough water?

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Alone sees doubling of older people seeking help

Charity organisation Alone saw a doubling in the number of older people availing of its services last year.

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6,000 elderly people waiting to receive home care support, report says

A new report says around 6,000 elderly people are on waiting lists to receive home care support.

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Get up close and personal with intimate show

INTIMACY, a new show at Trinity’s Science Gallery, explores human connection, says Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Advocacy group support man in bid to show he has has mental capacity to decide own best interests

The president of the High Court will rule later whether a man with severe life long epilepsy who has been in a nursing home since early this year has the necessary mental capacity to decide to return home.

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‘I’m almost feral!’ Grumpy Old Woman Jenny Eclair on her light-hearted approach to ageing.

Jenny Eclair might be best known for her work in Grumpy Old Women, but the 58-year-old is far from crotchety.

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Scientists developing a robot cat with AI to help the elderly with everyday tasks

US scientists are developing a cat that can keep a person company, does not need a litter box and can remind an ageing owner to take their medicine or help find their spectacles.

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Extra €400,000 for scheme to give personalised alarms to the elderly

“It would be the best Christmas present that you could give an elderly person this year.”

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Latest figures reveal 42% increase in number of older people using befriending service

ALONE, the charity that supports older people to age at home, released its 2016 Annual Report today which showed a 42% increase in the number of people availing of ALONE’s Befriending Service.

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€320m required to meet elderly care funding gap: unpublished HSE report

Millions of euro is required by the HSE to provide healthcare for the elderly, according to an unpublished HSE document.

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Agbonlahor supporters protest outside Dept of Justice

Supporters of the Nigerian family deported home earlier this month are due to mount a demonstration outside the Department of Justice today.

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Solicitor insists Agbonlahor legal case is not closed

The solicitor representing the Nigerian family deported earlier this week is reportedly insisting that their legal case in Ireland is not closed.

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Agbonlahors deportation challenge rejected

A Nigerian mother and her two young children are to be deported from Dublin later today.

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Agbonlahors to lodge last-minute deportation challenge

Solicitors for the Agbonlahor family will lodge a last-minute application for an injunction to stop their deportation this morning.

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Agbonlahor deportation delayed by a week

The deportation of a Nigerian woman and her two children was today delayed by at least a week.

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Minister asked to delay deportation of Nigerian family

Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan is being asked again to delay the deportation of a Nigerian mother and her six-year-old twins.

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Aghbonlahor family to be deported in the next few weeks

A Nigerian family due to be deported in the next few weeks have been ordered to move from their home in Co Kerry to an accommodation centre in Dublin.

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Dept accused of harbouring anti-immigrant culture

The solicitor for a Nigerian family facing deportation next month is accusing the Department of Justice of harbouring an anti-immigrant culture.

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Agbonlahor deportations put back for four weeks

Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan has agreed to defer the deportation of a Nigerian family that were at the centre of a recent court battle.

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Gardaí set to move on Agbonlahor deportations

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) is expected to execute deportation orders against the Agbonlahor family after Olivia Agbonlahor dropped a legal challenge against the State.

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Nigerian mother drops deportation fight

A Nigerian mother fighting deportation to keep her autistic son in the country today dramatically dropped her legal challenge against the State.

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