Age Action

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Minister for Transport Shane Ross said the proposed grant would cost the exchquer €70 million a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Investment in affordable, regulated and high-quality childcare options for families is urgently needed rather than cash payments to grandparents, chil(...)

John Church: previously of Age Action and Arthritis Ireland

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) has appointed John Church as chief executive of the charity. Grainia Long left th(...)

People are living longer than previous generations –  with rising retirement ages we need our pensions to work for us for longer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pensions can be difficult to understand. But it boils down to a couple of key points: – the longer you live, the more retirement costs, and; – someo(...)

 Regina Doherty: “Nobody is required by law to have a card. So, therefore, it isn’t compulsory. But for my department it’s mandatory”

Pressure increased on the Government on Friday over the roll-out of the public services card after Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty confi(...)

Age Action said cutting off a woman’s pension for refusing to register for the public services card was “outrageous”.

The cutting off by the Department of Social Protection of a woman’s state pension because she refused to get a public services card is “outrageous,” a(...)

There are about 300 charity shops in Ireland, run by charities such as Age Action, Irish Cancer Society, NCBI, Oxfam and SVP and staffed by volunteers. Photograph: iStockphoto

If you’re in the midst of a spring clean and declutter, you may have a collection of bags and boxes ready to be dropped to your local charity shop (or(...)

Age Action wants the abolition of prescription charges for medical card holders, and restoration of the fuel and telephone allowance. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The State pension must be increased by €5 in the next budget, Age Action has said. As part of its Budget 2017 submission, the charity also called fo(...)

The voyage ahead: while technological leaps such as internet banking may be harder for some older people to avail of, some insurance and mortgage services actively penalise those who are older – or refuse them service completely

Are financial services providers discriminating against the over-55s? Regulators in the UK seem to think so and have launched a review of how older pe(...)

A survey of bank officials found almost half had dealt with cases of suspected elder abuse, with most reporting that they had dealt with at least one (...)

Cigarettes were the suspected cause in a quarter of cases, electrical appliances were suspected in 18 per cent of cases and electric blankets in 3 per cent. Matches, candles and chip pan fires were the next most likely causes

Cigarettes were the suspected cause of a quarter of fatal fires an analysis of a decade of statistics shows. A total of 366 deaths connected to(...)

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