Sean Moynihan

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Sheep feed during heavy snowfall in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Cold and wintry conditions are expected to continue across the country on Tuesday, with a yellow snow and ice weather warning remaining in place. Sno(...)

 Candles and Christmas lights. Photograph: Frank Miller

Twinkling lights in shopping centres, Christmas music on loop, advertisement bombardments with “must haves” for all the family, and to-do lists as lon(...)

‘People are busy and they don’t notice as much. We aren’t as connected.’ Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Cases of older people dying in their homes and not being found for long periods are likely to become more common in the years ahead as the State’s eld(...)

Statistics from the charity show 145 older people in in 2019 presented themselves to Alone stating they were homeless or at risk of homelessness

Older people are increasingly at risk of homelessness due to the cost of rent increasing but State pension remaining the same, a charity has said. Al(...)

Lenders were now dealing with more older clients still paying off mortgages after 65 years of age, the conference heard.

The number of older people facing difficulties making mortgage repayments is increasing, a conference on Ireland’s ageing population has heard. Lend(...)

 Stevie II  pictured with Brendan Crean, who helped trial the robot through the charity Alone, during a demonstration at the Science Gallery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An inquisitively cheerful and artificially intelligent robot that promises to fight loneliness and offer people care and security with the odd bingo n(...)

Chief executive of Alone, Seán Moynihan, described involvement as an invaluable service to the community.

A charity which supports tens of thousands of older people across the Republic has appealed for more people to get involved in its local communities a(...)

Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly secured the funding, separate from the HSE’s mental health budget, for community-based projects.Photograph: Eric Luke

A €3 million mental health fund to be launched next month will grant aid community organisations to help combat loneliness. Minister of State for Men(...)

Alone service user Tony McCarthy and volunteer Kathleen Foster with publican Deirdre Devitt. Dublin publicans raised over €200,000 to mark the bicentenary of the Licensed Vintners Association  for Alone’s befriending services. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) must be one of the dullest concepts in the grey, brain-deadening lexicon of business gibberish. Why would you w(...)

“He had done nothing wrong; he has worked all his life.” Photograph: iStock

A 71-year-old man who was being put out of his home has been given a council apartment. The pensioner was due to enter temporary accommodation f(...)

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