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# age

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# Exit Poll
Sinn Féin is the most popular party among all age groups up to 65
The party is particularly popular among younger voters, according to an exit poll.
# florida shooting
Trump tweets support for NRA - but backs raising gun possession age to 21
He made the comments on Twitter.
# Denmark
Lego boss (61) replaced 'because of his age'
Briton Bali Padda held the job for just eight months.
# name and age
Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher
Bauer Media claimed the actor lied about her name, age and background to advance her career.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever lied about your age?
Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the retirement age be abolished?
A new Sinn Féin bill aims to abolish the mandatory age.
# sarah clancy
Oldest person in Ireland Sarah Clancy passes away aged 108
Sarah Clancy died in her sleep at home in Connemara.
# nothing but a number
Can You Guess Which Irish Celebrity Is Older?
It’s trickier than you think…
# Abortion
No tender issued yet to seek company to set up Citizens' Assembly on Eighth Amendment
No move – despite the self-imposed August deadline of the government.
# career milestones
15 things you should accomplish in your work life before turning 30
Over 30? There’s still some inspiration here.
# no pressure
Raheem Sterling is set to become the most expensive player ever for his age
The youngster joins an illustrious list of players that also includes Wayne Rooney.
# up and up
Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)
We’re living longer. And longer.
Errol Brown, lead singer of Hot Chocolate, has died
He was 71.
Microsoft has built an addictive website that guesses how old you are
Warning: your ego might get bruised.
# unemployed help
Young man takes on social welfare for 'age discrimination' over reduced dole
By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.
# Your Say
Poll: Are there too many middle-aged men in politics?
Or are they the best people for the job?
The world's biggest porn site has told us what age its Irish users are
The majority of people access the site on their mobile phone.
# undo
Tinder has launched a premium service — but older members will pay more
It also (finally) has an undo feature.
Opinion: Age-ing or Sage-ing? It's time to focus on the positive aspects of getting older
Disempowering attitudes towards ageing are pervasive in our culture, leading to the more positive dimensions of ageing getting lost.
# back to porridge
Eating porridge for breakfast could be saving your life
A new study from Harvard University has found that a small quantity of oats every day could help a number of health issues.
# Christmas Day
Did an Irish woman live to be 134?
Mary Murphy claimed to have been born in 1770.
# fresh faced
How would you feel about having a 21-year-old President of Ireland?
A referendum on changing the age of eligibility will be held next year.
Opinion: Is age really just a number?
When can we play the ‘just a number’ card… and when should we fold?
# homeless ireland
What age, where, and how many: The data on homelessness in Ireland
How many people are sleeping rough in Wexford? Or how many are in emergency accommodation in Tipperary?
# problems
Man United make 'Flacao' jersey gaffe, reject claims the star is lying about his age
There are rumours that the club’s new signing is 30 rather than 28.
# guinness world record
Two of the oldest people in the world now live in Japan
Sakari Momoi, a former high school principal born on February 5, 1903 is now recognised as the world’s oldest man.
# Your Say
Poll: How old is too old to still live with your parents?
Research today said rising rents could force people to stay living at home longer. At what age should a person fly the nest?
Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived
Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.
Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.
# Insurance
Over-35s to face penalty on first-time health insurance policies
The move is designed to bring younger customers into the market.
Oldest man in the world dies in New York
Speaking to US television about the secret of his long life, he had quipped: “I don’t know, I simply didn’t die earlier.”
# Employment
RTÉ presenter who claims she was discriminated against loses Equality Tribunal case
Frances Shanahan presented such shows as Farm News and Countryside.
# age isn't just a number
Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree
They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.
# helpful
This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes
Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.
Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated
Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.
Column: Let's change the language we use about older age
A sharp contrast exists between public and private representations of ageing – and the reality of later life is often misrepresented, writes Prof Thomas Scharf.
# Drug use
Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research
A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.
# Your Say
Poll: Should people be able to choose what age they retire at?
A proposed bill from Deputy Anne Ferris would introduce a voluntary system of retirement.
# Getting Older
Three-year-old finds out she's going to be four... and is totally devastated
We feel you, kid. We feel you.
# Right to die
Euthanasia for terminally ill children legalised in Belgium
In total, there were 86 votes in favour and 44 against from the country’s lower House of Representatives.