A recent report by the Alone organisation showed more than a third of older people in long-term nursing homes had low to medium dependency needs. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Independent TD Tom Fleming called for the provision of supportive housing and nursing facilities to allow the elderly live in their communities. (...)

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The Alone organisation said a third of those in nursing home care with low to medium dependency needs could live at home if they were supported to do so. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government is forcing older people into nursing homes by failing to provide support to allow them to continue living at home, according to a chari(...)

‘Why are we forcing older people out of their homes?” That provocative question is raised by Alone, a charity that helps older people in need. It cla(...)

Pedro Sanchez, the Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sanchez, has apologised after he accidentally voted for a law requiring girls under 18 to obtain parental consent for (...)

 An unpublished Department of Health review lists a number of options for improving the funding of the Fair Deal scheme, including increasing the State contribution or making those in nursing homes pay more

Groups representing older people say they will oppose any attempt to increase the financial contribution by users of the Fair Deal nursing home scheme(...)

Social isolation among older people - those aged 65 years and over - puts ageing populations at a higher risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and decreased immune system responsivity, according to the Alone charity. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Loneliness among older people is believed to be as damaging to their health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, with older generations at risk of increase(...)

Some of the 600 children, who  survived Auschwitz II-Birkenau, show their tattooed identification numbers. Some 7,000 prisoners, including more than 600 children and youths below the age of 18, were alive when the camp was liberated. Photograph: Reuters

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Arderin, Slieve Bloom Mountains, Co Laois Start From the village of Camross, Co Laois, follow the signs for Glend(...)

Larry Hughes from Crumlin enjoying the 90th year of the Knights of St Columbanus annual sit down Christmas Day Dinner for the poor and homeless held in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of people were given dinner at the RDS in Dublin on Christmas Day by the Knights of Columbanus. The event, also attended by Archbishop(...)