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The UN recognised ageing population growth as one of the most distinctive demographic events of the 20th century and it will remain a priority throughout the 21st century. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s population is forecast to return to “pre-Famine levels”, more than eight million people by 2050, says Catherine McGuigan, Age Friendly Irela(...)

The report found carers can look after loved ones for up to 17 hours a day and the commitment involved can leave to social isolation. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA

The assumption that extended families in rural areas will always be there to help out no longer applies, a new report has suggested. A study into fa(...)