Sean Moynihan

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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(...)

“Loneliness is personal, and it is also political.” Illustration: artfromthefringe/Getty Images

There is a condition that is twice as deadly as obesity and more dangerous than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It is a sneaky, capricious beast that can(...)

“The fear of crime is heightened for older people,” says Seán Moynihan, chief executive of Alone. “Garda presence provides the reassurance that there is somebody there if something happens . . . that assurance some people will think will be missing tomorrow.”

Organisations that care for Ireland’s elderly have advised older people to stay well-connected, but not alarmed on Friday during the Garda strike act(...)

A damaging cycle of scandals relating to charities must come to an end, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A damaging cycle of scandals relating to charities must come to an end, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. Alluding to the controvers(...)

The ‘Housing and Ireland’s Older Population’ report found scope for  alleviating the housing shortage by incentivising older people to move out of houses that were too big for their needs

Elder-rights groups have criticised an ESRI report on Housing and Ireland’s Older Population, claiming it is “punishing older people” for a lack of so(...)

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