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This year
High rents, evictions, poor conditions: Growing number of older people with housing difficulties
Last year
'It can be a very difficult time for many': Appeal to look out for older people this Christmas
Irish Government ‘will move heaven and earth’ for older renters facing eviction, says minister
ALONE recommends older people to engage with their local community to combat loneliness
All time
Leading charity needs to double volunteer base due to 'endemic' loneliness among older people
'At best unfruitful and at worst a waste': Charities hit out at changes to Fair Deal scheme
My2020: 'I am so angry at those who have breached the Covid rules'
Christmas FM returns to the airwaves this weekend
NPHET to consider guidance for people who live alone during 'no visitor' restrictions
'I can't imagine not leaving your home for four months': The impact on older people of following the Covid-19 rules
Charity says older people ringing its helpline 'becoming increasingly distressed by the impact of cocooning'
He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham
Donal Fallon
Elderly and vulnerable reach out as helplines receive 8,000 calls for assistance
Govt launches 'befriending' phone-call initiative for older people in response to Covid-19 crisis
Volunteers wanted for Covid-19 test centres and other voluntary organisations
'Take the time to talk it through. Explain what it all means': The helpline demystifying Covid-19 for older people
'Freezing cold, very scared and homeless': Volunteer describes discovering homeless woman on Dublin street
'Christmas can be a very lonely time of the year': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
Public urged to report rough sleepers as temperatures drop during Status Yellow warning
'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism
Pilot scheme launched to match older people who need help with people who need homes
'I was starting to feel worried, really big time worried' - Struggling to find a home as an older person in 2018 Dublin
'I've got my life back because of this' - Calls to support older people living in their own homes
'Isn’t there something awful about society, that so many people are praying for a house?'
'It's an epidemic': Taskforce established to tackle issue of loneliness in Ireland
Status Orange snow-ice warning issued for seven counties as temperatures set to plunge to -7
'Christmas can be very hard if you're on your own': People asked to look out for the elderly this winter
'An old man had been taken into Garda custody for knocking on a door. ALONE went to his rescue'
Valerie Cox
Living alone in old age: 'When my wife died, I discovered I didn't have close friends. It's lonely'
Vincent Browne: '60,000 old people have hardly any visits from friends or family. It's awful'
Robots like Stevie could allow the elderly to live in their own homes for longer
Surveillance footage shows Berlin attack suspect travelled through France
'I'd love more people to come out to me because I'm not getting out as much as I used to'
Have an elderly neighbour? Check in on them
'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
On the streets of Nairobi: Where children aren't children for long
This 76-year-old began volunteering with the elderly when he retired
8 things no one tells you about getting older
Why are we forcing the elderly out of their homes?
Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty