Age Action Ireland chief executive Robin Webster said it had been a “difficult year for many older people, especially the majority who are dependent on the State pension and other statutory benefits”. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

An increase in the number of older people needing support and a decline in sponsorship as a result of scandals in other charities made 2013 one of the(...)

 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 (...)