Gardaí in Limerick are investigating an incident in which  an 89-year-old woman was mugged by a man as she returned home on Sunday night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An 89-year-old woman has suffered a broken pelvis after an attack outside her home in Limerick city, the second time a pensioner was assaulted in t(...)

 People take part in a protest rally over Budget 2014 cuts affecting  elderly,  sick and  vulnerable persons  outside Leinster House in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

About 2,000 older people from across the State protested in pouring rain in Dublin city centre today against a range of cuts announced in last week’s (...)